Deputy Housemistress, High Wycombe

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Godstowe SchoolHigh Wycombe

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Start date: From September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Godstowe School is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13. We have approximately 400 girls with a community of over 100 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and patient Deputy Housemistress for one of our three boarding houses. Under the leadership of the Head of Boarding and the Housemistress, the Deputy Housemistress should have the ability to relate to girls aged 7 to 13 and will share in the pastoral responsibility and well-being of girls outside of school curriculum time. The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility when the Housemistress is off duty.

The position would suit someone with experience of working with children, preferably in a boarding environment in an independent school, and will require teamwork, flexibility, compassion, resilience and a good sense of humour. 

The ethos of boarding at Godstowe is to provide a home-from-home feel and that of a large extended family. Every boarder is encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of life. Our aim is for all our girls to grow up as confident, happy and successful individuals. One of the many strengths of boarding at Godstowe includes the extensive Co-Curricular programme. As a non-selective school, Godstowe is thriving in terms of examination results, enrichment, art, musical and sporting achievement.

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be primarily based in the boarding house.

To apply for the position, please visit our website and read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found under The School \ Job Opportunities. You should then complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green. Applications can be submitted either via email to the H.R. and Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP13 6PR.

Closing date for applications is 25 May with interviews likely to be held during week of 4 June 2018.


IAPS Day and Boarding School for girls aged 3-13, 450 pupils

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More about Godstowe School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 529273
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