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10 good reasons to work at Reading Girls' School

The RGS ‘10’

About the school…

  • We are performing among the top secondary schools nationally (Sept 2019)
  • RGS is also the best-performing non-selective school in Reading
  • We are amongst the top 3 best performing schools across surrounding counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire
  • Behaviour in school is outstanding.  We are a diverse community and we regularly celebrate our differences while relishing individuality
  • We have a strong sense of community and our Senior Student Leadership team work in partnership with School Leader to ensure that every child voice is heard
  • 95% of our pupils report through our pupil survey that behaviour is very good   
  • 97% of our pupils report through our pupil survey that they feel safe at school

Benefits for teachers…

  • We are committed to staff continuous professional development (CPD), with a focus on Coaching. Ofsted (November 2021) highlighted that “Leaders consistently prioritise the professional development of their staff. This includes a focus on making sure teachers have the most up-to-date and relevant specialist knowledge in their subject areas.”
  • Employee assistance programme. Medical Cash Plan Scheme, Eyecare Vouchers, Wider Wallet, Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • 26 hours - teachers have no break / lunch supervision duties

Unique feature of the school...

  • Our new school day – by the time they leave year 11, our pupils will have had the equivalent of five and a half years in education in five without reducing school holidays
  • Small year 11 class sizes – we reduce year 11 class sizes to 12-15 pupils.