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Director in Residence

St George's SchoolAscot, Berkshire

Required for September 2021.

St George’s is an independent boarding and day school with approximately 270 pupils aged from 11-18 years about 45% of whom are boarders (both full and tailored) and with a Sixth Form of approximately 80 pupils. The school operates as an Educational Trust administered by a Board of Governors, is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), Boarding Schools Association (BSA), and is ISC accredited.

We are a welcoming school with a warm sense of community and visitors often comment on the perceptible supportive and cheerful atmosphere. We believe that a happy and successful school is one where all pupils have the opportunities to develop their strengths. The richness of opportunities within and outside the classroom are fundamental elements of the St George’s experience and this allows the girls to foster the confidence, independence and academic curiosity that lead to success. Our academic results are impressive, with the ‘value-added’ in public examinations a real strength. We understand how girls learn effectively and we regularly add at least one grade higher at GCSE and A Level than baseline testing would suggest.

Over the past two years at GCSE, St George’s has been placed in the top 5 to 10% of schools nationally for value added.

Reporting to the Deputy Head (Pastoral), the Director in Residence provides academic and pastoral support to pupils within the boarding community; working with Housemistresses to provide supervision of boarders during weekends and assisting the Director of Drama.

The School is looking to appoint either:-

● A recent graduate from university or drama school with ambitions to direct; or

● A student at university or drama school on a third-year placement; or

● An actor/director moving from theatre to teaching, prior to training or taking up their first full-time position.

As well as having a background in Drama, the Director in Residence must possess excellent communication skills when dealing with parents, pupils and other staff. The will have a flexible and willing attitude to participate in the boarding life of the School and contribute to the co-curricular activity programme. The must have the desire and ability to teach, with an aptitude for inspiring young people. They must be a role model who girls can respect.

*Because this is a girls' Senior School and all accommodation is within the girls' boarding houses, we are required to appoint a female member of staff for this position (Paragraphs 7 (2) EB of the Sex Discrimination Act apply).

This is a Fixed Term Contract from 1 September 2021 to 7 July 2022.

Letters of application should be no more than two sides of A4 and, together with the completed application form should be addressed to Mrs Hewer, Headmistress and emailed to recruitment@stgeorges-ascot.org.uk

Further details of this vacancy can be found on the School’s website www.stgeorges-ascot.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 16 April 2021.

First round interviews will be held remotely week commencing 26 April 2021.

St George’s School is an equal opportunities employer under the Equality Act 2010 and is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children at the School. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check; a prohibition from teaching check (where applicable); and appropriate references from your current and previous employer, which may be corroborated by personal phone calls made to each referee.

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