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Graduate Resident Tutor

Wycombe Abbey SchoolBuckinghamshire

Required August 2021 – June 2022

This role is an exciting opportunity for graduates with an interest in education to gain experience for one academic year (10 months) in this prestigious, forward-thinking and high-achieving school. Applications welcomed from graduates or university students who will graduate in summer 2021.

Wycombe Abbey employs 12 Resident Tutors each year: 1 in each of the 9 senior boarding houses (age 12-17), 2 in our Junior House (age 11-12) and one in our Upper Sixth House. Each Resident Tutor is attached to one specific House and is an important member of the House pastoral team under the guidance of the Housemistress. Duties will include assisting with wake-ups and bedtimes, organising activities, attending House parties and outings.

A Resident Tutor will be attached to at least 1 academic department and there will be opportunities to observe lessons and, if desired, to team-teach and contribute to School life. This provides invaluable experience if you are considering a PGCE course/teaching career.

There may also be opportunities to help with university preparation lessons and to assist with activities such as drama, sport or music, according to each applicant’s particular interests. This may be part of a timetabled lesson, or during the evenings/weekends.

Benefits include:

  • Free on-site accommodation
  • Free meals during term-time
  • Use of the School Sports Centre and Swimming Pool
  • Situated in the centre of High Wycombe with excellent transport links to London, Oxford and Windsor (all accessible within 30 minutes’ journey time)

To apply, please complete an application form for Support Staff and submit this, together with a covering letter to Further details are found under ‘Vacancies’ on the School website:

Closing date: 12 noon on 26 May 2021

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer. 

Registered Charity No. 310638

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