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Head of Classics

Head of Classics

Queenswood School

Hertfordshire

Salary:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Apply by:
6 November 2017

Job overview

(HMC, GSA, BSA, Boarding and Day School for 420+ girls aged 11 – 18)  

Queenswood is a highly successful school, set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside close to London.  

Required for April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter  

Head of Classics    

We are seeking a well-qualified, experienced and inspirational teacher to share the lead this dynamic and forward-looking department with a proven record of extremely strong examination results.  

The applicant should be an excellent classroom practitioner, possess strong managerial skills and be keen to contribute to the wider life of the School.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

Closing date for applications: 6 November 2017  

For further details of this post and an application form please follow the link www.queenswood.org/vacancies  

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointees undergo child protection screening including enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service and checks with past employers.

About Queenswood School

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  • Queenswood School
  • Shepherds Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield
  • Hertfordshire
  • AL9 6NS
  • United Kingdom
+44 1707 602500

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Queenswood is a progressive boarding and day school for around 480 girls, aged between 11 and 18, where boarders make up more than half of the School.  An all round education focuses on equipping the girls with all the life skills required of women in the 21st century.  Within a caring and supportive framework, the girls enjoy a dynamic academic curriculum, supported by a diverse and exciting extra-curricular programme.

It is a warm and friendly community where everybody knows each other.  Girls thrive within a nurturing house structure tailored to meet the needs of the girls as they progress from the Junior School, through the Middle School, and on into the Sixth Form.  Day girls are fully integrated within the houses, are able to enjoy all the facilities and opportunities available to the boarders, but choose to go home at night after a packed school day.  There is a flexible approach to boarding to meet the varying needs of individual families; girls may choose to be full boarders or just to remain in School for four or five nights a week.

Queenswood is proud to be an international community with an outward looking approach; overseas girls make up around 20% of the pupils.  We welcome girls of all faiths and none, recognise and support an individual’s adherence to her own faith, but expect all girls to embrace the School’s broad spiritual ethos.

The girls are ambitious high achievers, winning places at the top universities both at home and abroad prior to embarking upon a range of exciting careers.  Individual talent also flourishes in sport and the creative and performing arts.  As important as individual achievement is the development of a sense of responsibility for each other and the world in which they live.  Queenswood girls are thoughtful young people with a secure set of values and self-confidence.

The beautiful Queenswood estate provides the perfect educational environment.  Being just 25 minutes from central London, it also has the advantage of easy access to the cultural richness of the capital.  At the same time, its proximity to major international airports provides ease of travel for both our overseas girls and for those participating in the School’s foreign exchange and visit programmes.

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Applications closed