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Job details
Employer Gordon's School
Location Surrey
Salary £12,00 + accommodation + meals
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Graduate Pastoral Tutors (1 year contracts)

From September 2017 this academic, vibrant and inspirational school seeks Graduate Pastoral Tutors (1 year contracts)  £12,000 + accommodation + meals.


The Graduate Pastoral Tutor lives and works in a residential boarding House, as part of the pastoral team which comprises Houseparents, House Tutors and another Graduate Pastoral Tutor. They are expected to play a full part in the life of the House supervising students, carrying out administrative tasks and leading trips and activities and attending parades. They will also be attached to a curriculum area and will contribute to the work of that department.


The Graduate Pastoral Tutor is responsible to the Deputy Head (Pastoral). The Graduate Pastoral Tutor is line-managed by the relevant Houseparents with regard to House duties, by the relevant Head of Department with regard to their academic role, and to the Assistant Head (Co-curricular) with regard to Period 7 activities.


In House: 

• To assist with boarding duties. 

• To reside overnight in the Boarding House from 11.00pm during term time on required nights unless a separate arrangement has been made with the Houseparents. 

• To cover the Boarding House as required on Saturday mornings. 

• To accompany or take up to 4 weekend trips per term. 

• To assist in the ceremonial aspects of the school. (eg. assist with Parade Sundays.) 

• To inform staff about any relevant or confidential pupil issues. 

• To accompany a pupil to a medical appointment when a Houseparent is unavailable. 

• To contribute to the domestic operation of the House. 

• To collect mail, answer the telephone and to relay messages as and when appropriate. 

• To use the House Diary in accordance with House procedure. 

• To assist in the organisation and preparation of House teams for Inter House competitions. 

• Act as academic mentor in House.

In Department: 

• To assist in the organisation and running of the department, and be available to accompany school trips. In addition, a requirement to assist with cover for staff absences in the academic department. 

• Provide teaching and learning support in lessons. 

• Provide administrative support in the preparation and delivery of lessons. 

• Plan and deliver activities which support learning in lessons. 

• Work with small groups/individuals within lessons. 

• Provide intervention for groups/students in lessons and outside of lessons. 

• Support with extra-curricular activity. 

• Support with practical examinations.  

• Support with administrative tasks to support extra-curricular activity.

Person Specification Skills  

• Enthusiastic, friendly, and committed to the personal, social and academic development of young people. 

• Able to work well as part of a team, with good communication and interpersonal skills. 

• A high level of organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines. 

• A pro-active person who anticipates and initiates.  Qualifications and Experience  

• University graduate 

• Holder of a full current driving licence

Set in a beautiful 45 acre Surrey site, the School enjoys excellent facilities and an aspirational learning environment. Gordon’s is recognised by HM Chief Inspector of Schools as one of Britain’s finest non-selective schools, with circa 750 pupils including 200 residential boarders and a thriving sixth form.  

In 2015, the percentage of pupils achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C, including Maths and English, was 89%. The A*-C pass rate at A-Level was 94%, with 76% of the grades A* to B. These results rank Gordon’s in the 10 top non-selective schools in England.  

Massively over-subscribed, Gordon’s size ensures that every pupil is well known and nurtured as an individual. The School has a very strong emphasis on academic standards, self-discipline and traditional values and aims to deliver much more than just outstanding examination results, providing abundant opportunities outside the classroom and exceptional pastoral care.  

Closing date – 12pm Friday 2nd June 2017 

Interviews week beginning – 12th June 2017  

For further details and an application form please visit our website:

About the employer

Gordon’s is a non-selective, 11-18 school of 840 boys and girls.  Unusually for a state school it offers residential boarding facilities to 200 students. Founded in 1886, its historical links with General Charles Gordon have shaped the ethos and...

Information about Gordon's School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

West End
GU24 9PT
United Kingdom
+44 1276 855335