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Bedales SchoolPetersfield, Hampshire

A key pastoral role has emerged as the current incumbent is retiring from our Girls’ Boarding House at Bedales, a unique educational establishment, set in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.  The role will promote the development of students and have an impact on the strategic direction of pastoral care in one of the country’s most dynamic and innovative institutions. This role comes with exceptional accommodation.

We wish to appoint a well-qualified and inspiring Teacher for the following residential Boarding responsibility to build on our existing success and record of achievement.

Supporting the Senior Houseparent in managing the operations of the boarding house, acting as part of the Senior House Team, and taking responsibility for the House in their absence.

Our aim is to create an environment where questioning, divergent thinking and freedom to learn from mistakes are all encouraged. Central to our success is the sense that each person is a member of our community whose voice is entitled to be heard and treated with respect. Both our staff and students expect of each other the best kind of relationships – co-operative, authentic, and trustful. 

To succeed in this position, outstanding inter-personal skills and a real ambition to inspire students to happiness and success in all its forms is required. He/she will be an energetic and inspirational leader, and be fully supportive of the all-round ethos and strategic vision of the school. The post would suit those looking to move to Deputy Head roles in the future.

All subject specialisms will be considered.


Accommodation, on-site parking, free school meals during term time, life assurance, pension, personal accident cover.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button. CVs cannot be accepted in lieu of an application form.

Closing date: 9:00am, Thursday 25th February 2021

Interview date: Thursday 4th March 2021

Bedales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will undergo safeguarding screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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