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Trinity Christian School Reading - Vacancies.

Trinity Christian School

11 Glebe Road, Reading. RG2 7AG. 07583 883417

info.trinitychristianschool@gmail.com

www.trinitychristianschool.org.uk

 

Teaching Vacancies

 

Trinity Christian School is a rapidly growing, friendly, independent Christian primary school seeking to be distinctively Christian in its approach to teaching and learning.

 

We are looking for experienced teachers who have a desire to take on the opportunities of teaching a curriculum with a biblical overview.

 

We can offer:

  • Happy and enthusiastic children
  • A school seeking to be Christ centered in its teaching and values
  • Opportunity to teach an exciting newly developed curriculum
  • Supportive school community of engaged parents and friendly and experienced colleagues
  • Leadership role for the right individual

 

To arrange a visit or for further information please contact the Head Teacher, Naomi Mobbs by email: trinityhtcr@gmail.com or by phone: 07583 883417.  Applications will be considered upon receipt.

 

Trinity Christian School is an independent Christian primary school established in September 2013 by Christians from churches in Reading.  The school community is made up of pupils from a diverse range of family faith backgrounds.  The school offers an education based on a biblical worldview curriculum referencing the National Curriculum, with the aim that all pupils, regardless of their family background, have a sound understanding of the world and are equipped to live productive lives in modern society.

As a school with a particular focus on values and a commitment to a curriculum based on a biblical worldview, we are looking for an individual who shares the school’s vision.  We are looking for an inspirational teacher with high expectations of progress, both in academic performance but also character and personal development and an ambition to take the opportunities of a Christian school to transform lives.  The role can be flexible to fit the experience and requirements of the right individual. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  


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