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Graduate Academic Assistant

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

(Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Sciences)

Fixed term, term time only contract (September 2021-July 2022)

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent boarding and day schools for boys aged between 10 and 18 years, with approximately 1500 pupils and over one hundred boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring Graduate Academic Assistant with expertise in a Mathematics related subject (Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Sciences) to act as an extra enrichment resource and overall support to academically stretch some of our brightest students throughout the Upper School.

The successful candidate would make interventions with students from Year 10 – 13, tutoring university-style problems and teaching stimulating content beyond the curriculum. The Graduate Academic Assistant would also have a role in mentoring Mathematics, Science and Computer Science Oxbridge candidates in their academic preparations and supporting teaching staff in other enrichment projects.

No formal teaching experience is required but an understanding of the expectations at a thriving school such as Whitgift is beneficial. The right candidate will join us initially for a one-year contract (1 September 2021 to 6 July 2022) with the option of a possible extension to a second-year developmental post (July 2022 to July 2023).

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For general queries, please telephone Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email  For any specific queries about the role, please telephone Mr Adam Alcock, Head of Higher Education on 020 8688 9222 or email:

Applications will be reviewed daily, and we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 6 June 2021

Whitgift School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Services.

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