School image


Leighton Park SchoolReading

HMC Co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11-18.

Housemistress from September 2021

Leighton Park School is looking to appoint a qualified teacher with excellent interpersonal and pastoral skills to lead and develop one of our flagship boarding houses. 

As a Housemistress, you will lead the house management team to efficiently manage the staffing, organisation and resources of the house. You will also lead on the provision of the safety, good discipline and pastoral well-being of all girls in the house in accordance with school policies and procedures and regulatory guidance.  Housemistresses at Leighton Park uphold and promote the Quaker ethos and educational aims of the School.

It is expected that you will have a daily presence in the house even when not on formal duty and may be asked to be available prior to and at the ends of terms, at the Head’s discretion to facilitate the smooth running of the house.  

This is a residential role and comes with excellent benefits, family accommodation within the house and a pensionable allowance.  

A willingness to participate in all aspects of boarding life is essential. Whilst applications are welcomed from all interested candidates, please note that there is a genuine occupational requirement for the Housemistress to fulfil girls’ boarding and pastoral needs. 

To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to 

Closing date for applications: Midday, 25th January 2021

Interviews will be held shortly after

 Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; therefore, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Supporting documents