Working for Us

Thank you for your interest in John Madejski Academy – it is an exciting and fun place to work. We are an 11–19 Academy with a thriving Sixth Form, housed in a new state of the art Sixth Form Centre, serving the young people of Reading.

Please click on the publication below to view our Recruitment Information Pack 2017/18. This provides potential candidates an insight into JMA including valuable information about the Academy, a welcome and introduction from the Principal and a sense of what it is like to work at JMA.


Head of Department - English

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding professional who now feels ready to take the Lead of our English Department.  You will be enthusiastic, committed and a well qualified teacher of English to lead our forward looking and innovative team. 

English is a very successful and high profile subject. It's a popular A level subject in which our students achieve good results. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to teach English at A level.  

For the right candidate there is a fantastic opportunity for up to £5,000 relocation package! Reading is an ever improving, exciting town to live in or near. It is just off the M4 with excellent train connections into London (20 min to Paddington or a little over 1 hr drive), without the cost of London house prices.  Heathrow is only 25 min away and if you enjoy the outside we are close to areas of outstanding national beauty.   

For more details and to apply for this position:

If you would like to read more about this position or would like to apply; please click the link below. The deadline to apply for this position is Sunday 15th July 2018.

Apply here


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So proud of our amazing Performing Arts students for their performance of Macbeth this evening! Absolutely outstanding! Well done
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MacBeth done. "So, thanks to all at once and to each one"
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