Houseparent, Bushey, Hertfordshire

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The Purcell SchoolBushey, Hertfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

From September 2018, we have a vacancy for a teacher to be Houseparent in a boarding-house for up to 48 boarders aged 13 – 18.

Sunley House is the girls’ boarding house at The Purcell School.  Sunley House is a community of over 48 students aged between years 9 and 13.  Boarders live in an atmosphere of friendliness and encouragement from the Houseparent(s).  

Boarding is central to life at The Purcell School.  Students are musically gifted, academically able and come from different cultural backgrounds, making a very lively and cosmopolitan environment and an exciting opportunity for a teacher with strong pastoral experience wishing to further develop their leadership skills. It would particularly suit someone who was looking to move on to a senior leadership role in due course.  

A job description can be found below, but in essence the houseparent takes full responsibility for the welfare of his/her students during term time.  Acting in a parental role, he/she will look after and nurture the girls as they progress through the House, encouraging and helping them to make the most of the opportunities available to them at this very special school. This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role.

It is intended to appoint a teacher to this post, although with a reduced timetable in recognition of the additional responsibilities and demands inherent in the post.  Applications from any discipline taught at The Purcell School are welcome, however English or General Science (chemistry) are preferred.

Deadline for applications: 1st March, 2018        Interivews to be held on: 13th March, 2018



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 18 years
Address: Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts, WD23 2TS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 331100
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