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Head of English and Drama
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Head of English and Drama

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West Hill Park School

Fareham, Hampshire

  • Expiring soon
Negotiable depending on experience
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
19 February 2018

Job description

An outstanding role for an experienced teacher looking for their next step into a senior role.

West Hill Park School is a thriving and successful Co-Educational Independent Prep School for boys and girls aged 3 – 13. Our aim is develop each individual pupil to their potential, by providing an appropriate and balanced curriculum and extra-curricular activities that encourage success, service and satisfaction. Classes are small (between 15 – 20 pupils) and we have motivated, enthusiastic and curious learners.

We’ll look to you to lead this strong and successful department and ensure that all of our pupils have the best learning experience. The ability to teach English to scholarship level as well as experience in subject coordination across the age range is vital. You will also have responsibility for learning, assessment and curriculum development for Years 1-8 and will work alongside the Director of Studies and Head of Early Years, to develop English and Drama across the Prep School. An interest in becoming involved with sports coaching and/or boarding would also be beneficial.

With first-rate facilities across 28 acres of grounds, our school is nestled in the pretty village of Titchfield, between Southampton and Portsmouth. Transport links are good, as we are near to the M3 motorway and rail links to London Waterloo. Accommodation may also be available and there is potential to help with relocation costs for the right candidate.

We have a strong sense of community and you will be joining a warm, friendly working environment, with a supportive and encouraging Leadership team. To see more of our school, please click here to see our video: http://www.westhillpark.com/Our-Film

If you would like to discuss the particulars of the post before a formal application, the Headmaster Alastair Ramsay will be happy to speak to you. Visits are also welcomed.

For an application form and job description please contact Registrar, Mrs Karen Ramsay, either by email: admissions@westhillpark.com or by telephone: 01329 842356

Closing date: 19/02/2018

Interviews week beginning: 26/02/2014

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West Hill Park School is a non-selective, non-denominational, independent preparatory school based in Titchfield, Hampshire. It has approximately 270 pupils aged 3-13.

West Hill Park School was established in 1920 by Charles Ransome. Previously family-owned, it became a charitable trust administered by a governing board in 1959. The school is situated in 28 acres of grounds in the historic village of Titchfield, in an 18th-century building.


Mr Chris Ward (B.Ed Hons.)  

Values and vision 

West Hill Park School wants to foster a sense of community in pupils and encourage them to become active citizens in Hampshire and beyond. Children are supported to fulfil their academic potential and engage in extra-curricular activities. The school also wants to ensure that pupils are prepared for the pressures and challenges of today’s society. It hopes to do this by developing their awareness in a happy and safe environment, alongside nurturing the confidence to excel in later life.      

ISI report 

“In many lessons, teachers effectively build upon pupils’ prior learning and know when to support them or extend their understanding. Teachers’ positive approach to work and learning engenders a sense of fun, and promotes an enthusiastic approach and an excellent level of application amongst the pupils. Behaviour in lessons is almost always exemplary and high-quality resources are used effectively to ensure strong levels of progress.”    

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