Required for: Summer Term 2018
Closing Date: Friday 29th September 12pm
Long List Interviews: Tuesday, 10th and Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Short-list interviews: Wednesday 15th November 2017
General Information for Candidates
Daneshill is a non-selective co-educational school set in a beautiful location in rural Hampshire. It has a pupil roll of approximately 260 children aged between 3 to 13 years old. In our most recent inspection, March 2017, the school was rated as Excellent in all areas. The pleasant environment and happy nature of the school community provide for a first-class academic education for both boys and girls alike. As the children progress through the school we have a higher level of expectancy of their attainment and responsibility both inside and outside the classroom and place great emphasis on a well-rounded education. In doing so we provide the perfect environment for each child to grow, prosper and develop as an individual with a strong set of core values. Daneshill is a successful prep school to thirteen and most students remain at the school until this age. Children go on to attend a range of prestigious senior independent schools, many do so with scholarships in a range of areas. Daneshill has strong links with these schools and our children are in high demand. The school is fortunate to have a dedicated and professional staff who are fully committed to our aims and objectives. Daneshill School is non-denominational but Religious Education and observance is Church of England in its approach.
Context of the Appointment
Daneshill is a proprietorial school which has been owned by the Spencer family for nearly thirty years. Mrs Sarah Spencer is the present owner and she has appointed a Headmaster and Bursar who form the Executive of the school in consultation with herself. In recent years a non-Executive Advisory Board has been formed to advise on strategy and is composed of four educational and business executives who all have close links to both the school and family. A new Headmaster, Mr David Griffiths, has been in post since September 2017 and this appointment is a part of the creation of a new Senior Management Team and follows the appointment of a Head of Pre Prep. It is expected that following the appointment of a Deputy Head, there will be one further senior appointment. Alongside the Head and Bursar, these appointments will complete the Senior Management Team. It is intended that by Easter 2018 this process will be complete. It is an exciting time of development for the school and we are seeking staff who will be committed in their approach and who will bring fresh ideas to the school. Most important is the willingness to pitch in and to do so with a sense of humour. In return we offer a beautiful working environment, a competitive salary and benefits including a generous fee remission and access to the TPS, and the chance for professional development in a fantastic school.