At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
Our Upton Court Grammar School Open Evening will take place virtually this academic year on Wednesday 30th September 4.00-7.00pm. A range of virtual online activities celebrating Open Evening will be available on our website shortly. We look forward to welcoming prospective parents to our virtual Open Evening!

For details of the full opening of Upton Court Grammar School for all year groups in September please click here.








The most recent OFSTED inspection graded the school as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.  The school has a national reputation for excellence and achievement and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of schools in the country for student progress.  The Progress 8 three-year average is well above average at +0.95 (2017/2018/2019).  Previously, the school was recognised as being a top school nationally and in March 2015 we won the SSAT Educational Outcome Award for exceptional progress.

As part of the School Direct Teacher Training programme, Upton Court Grammar School is also the lead school for teacher training in Slough.  Working alongside Reading University and the Institute of Education, teacher training is offered in the Slough area.  As a Teaching School since September 2013 we provide a first class CPD programme which supports the professional development of teachers at all stages in their careers including teachers new to the profession and leadership development.  In line with the values to invest and collaborate, Pioneer Educational Trust provides additional time for professional development and collaborative working in the form of CPDL Wednesdays.  On these days, the pupils finish their school day one hour earlier to facilitate two hours of back-to-back learning and team work for all staff, teaching and non-teaching.  During this time, colleagues have time to produce collaborative planning, moderate, share best practice as well as receive formalised programmes of CPDL. 

Furthermore, Upton Court Grammar School seeks to:

  • become a world-class school, seen as a centre of excellence and creativity in learning and teaching;

  • equip students with the ability to articulate their ideas with confidence in an increasingly competitive international work environment.

The school is changing rapidly, in many ways.  This will doubtless continue as the needs of society and our context change too.  It is never dull, often challenging, demanding in the best possible way - an exciting and extraordinarily worth-while and fulfilling place to be.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.  

All staff are expected to be aware of statutory guidance on keeping children safe in education and safer recruitment which can be found at:

Our ethos is to ‘recruit for attitude, train for skill’! Pioneer Educational Trust seeks to invest intelligently, inspire collaboration and pioneer so that all learners in our family of schools have equal access to an outstanding education.  Our mission is grounded on four core values which our schools embrace:
  • we pioneer: by preparing the way for others to follow, we transcend barriers through aspiration, merit and risk. Pioneer engenders determination, commitment and responsibility to better society through education and learning, never accepting mediocrity

  • we inspire collaboration: we believe in working in partnership. In a culture of high trust and intelligent risk-taking, collaboration exists at all levels and between all stakeholders

  • we invest intelligently: by providing high-quality professional development for all staff and a positive and enriching work environment. We provide high support and challenge that enables all colleagues to flourish

  • we drive equality: providing equal access to an outstanding education is central to the aims of the Trust. The Trust champions the vulnerable and disadvantaged, breaking down barriers to learning

Current vacancies:

Job Title:                         Cover & After School Club Supervisor

Pay & Conditions:            Actual starting salary: £17714.00, term time (38 weeks) plus 2 days

                                        (Annual full-time equivalent salary would be £21576.00 per annum)

Hours: 36.5 hours per week: Monday to Thursday: 8am – 4.30pm, Friday: 8am – 3.30pm; 20 minute break, unpaid to be taken during the student break; 40 minute lunch break, unpaid to be taken during the student lunch break

Required:                        October 2020 or as soon as possible

Main Location:  Upton Court Grammar School

Secondary Location:        Initially Foxborough Primary School (for after school club supervision). On occasion you may be required to work at any school within the Trust

We are looking for a proactive, confident and reliable candidate with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic and a willingness to be adaptable and undertake a broad variety of tasks when required. The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly adaptable as there is no regular timetable;

  • Supervise classes in the absence of the class teacher;

  • Have the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour;

  • Supervise regular after school clubs at any school within the Trust, although initially this will be the Trust’s primary school which is based in Langley;

  • Be a designated as a form tutor if required.

Applications should be sent to Mrs B Lynn, Recruitment Manager:


Closing date for applications: midday, Monday 28 September 2020


Pioneer Educational Trust reserves the right to interview for all positions as suitable applications are received.



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