Classics Teacher (fixed term contract)
Oundle School is one of the country’s leading HMC co-educational boarding and day schools, and enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence supported by outstanding pastoral care.
To start September 2018 for a fixed term period until December 2018, we are seeking a dynamic and committed classroom teacher, who is also able to contribute his/her own particular strengths and skills to the future development of the Department, and participate in and contribute to the life of the school as a whole.
There are currently nine Classicists in a thriving and well supported department. Oundle School has a strong belief that Classics has much to contribute to the intellectual, social, artistic, moral and cultural development of our pupils. The availability of classical language courses, offering pupils the privilege of reading Greek and Latin authors in the original, is one of the distinctive features of schools such as Oundle. Classical literature and ancient history is made more widely accessible through A Level Classical Civilisation.
The successful candidate will be qualified to graduate level with a good Degree in a relevant subject. He or she will be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in teaching, with strong subject knowledge, and be able to teach Classics to A-level.
Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its beautiful Georgian streets and impressive limestone buildings. The town has a spirited cultural life, with an annual international festival, literature festival, and frequent performances of nationally touring shows at the School’s Stahl theatre. The town has a range of independent shops, coffee houses, pubs and eateries. Encircled by the river Nene, the town is also blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside with many picturesque villages nearby.
For those moving into the area, accommodation may be available at a discounted rate. Other benefits include a salary on the generous Oundle pay scale.
An application pack and job descriptions can be downloaded from our website www.oundleschool.org.uk/Employment-Opportunities.
Closing date: Monday 5th February at 9.00am
Interview date: Thursday 15th February
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. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.