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Deputy Housemistress (Residential)

Deputy Housemistress (Residential)

Queen Anne's School


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
12 February 2018

Job overview

Queen Anne’s School is a happy and exciting place to work, where every member of the school team is valued. We aim to recruit the highest calibre of staff through all areas of the school. Queen Anne’s School is a community and all staff work with a professional, committed and enthusiastic attitude.

The campus is located in beautiful 35 acre grounds with good transport links and within easy walking distance of Reading Station. We offer a number of staff benefits including discounted gym membership, subsidised meals, free car parking, Child Care Voucher Scheme, pension scheme,  School fee reduction where appropriate and excellent training and Inset opportunities. Queen Anne’s School is an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) accredited centre for training.

A Deputy Housemistress is sought to provide support to the Housemistress in a junior boarding house. The successful candidate will be fully committed to the aims and ideals of boarding school life and demonstrate the ability to deliver excellent levels of pastoral care.

This is a residential position and therefore accommodation is provided, 

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience within a boarding school community or similar environment
  • have a real interest in the development and support that pastoral care offers
  • demonstrate enthusiasm, determination and excellent communication skills
  • demonstrate a responsible and proactive attitude.

Flexibility, resilience and commitment to a residential boarding post are essential requirements. 

Full details of this position and how to apply are available from or by emailing 

Closing date for applications: Monday 12 February 2018.

Queen Anne’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Queen Anne's School

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+44 118 918 7300

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Queen Anne's School is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. Situated on a 35 acre campus just north of Reading, it has excellent road/rail links to Heathrow Airport, London and the south east.

Girls enter by means of the 11+, 12+ or 13+ Common Entrance or the school's own examination. Offers of Sixth Form places are made during the academic year in which GCSEs are taken. The offer is conditional upon the entrance examination. Several scholarships are available; all are awarded for excellence whether in academic work, art, music or sport.

Each weekend is packed with activities to cater for a variety of interests. There are many extra-curricular activities including Drama, Junior and Senior Choirs, Orchestra, Photography, Riding, Rowing, Gymnastics, Ballet, Engineering Club, Public Speaking, Pottery, Young Enterprise and many girls participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Pastoral care is strong; each girl has the support and understanding of a Housemistress, experienced in looking after girls and young women, and her team of House staff who together provide full pastoral care on a day to day basis under the auspices of the Deputy Head, Pastoral. The large Sixth Form operates on a tutorial system and is more akin to university life. 100% of girls go on to Higher Education. There are 2 boarding Houses and 2 day Houses for 11-16 year olds; and the sixth form are accommodated in two separate Houses.

Facilities include a performing arts centre for drama and music, a well equipped IT department, a state of the art Sports Centre with fitness suite, dance and aerobics studio, and an indoor climbing wall. As well as the Sports Centre the facilities include tennis courts, squash courts, heated indoor swimming pool and gym. 

In the security of a single-sex environment, all opportunities for leadership and learning are open. With an excellent academic record and many extra-curricular activities, girls are fully prepared for university life and successful careers.

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Applications closed