Swanbourne House is a friendly, family orientated preparatory school with strong boarding, positioned in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well qualified and ambitious Head of English to work in this inspiring school. The aim of the school is to provide an excellent all-round education that brings out the best in each pupil according to their abilities and talents. We enthuse pupils with an exciting and tailored, all-round education which encourages them to think for themselves enabling them to realise their potential.
Children come to us from the surrounding area and some from further afield. We prepare our children for entry into leading independent senior schools including Oundle, Uppingham, Rugby, Stowe, Marlborough, Berkhamsted, Harrow and Bedford in recent years.
The English Department has a very strong reputation with excellent exam results at Common Entrance and scholarship level. The Head of English will be expected to lead the school forward within English and present a positive and proactive role model for Staff and Pupils. They will be expected to follow the School’s Development Plan to ensure that English is continuously monitored and kept up to date.
Applications. The Job Description, Person Specification, Candidate Pack and Application Form are at www.swanbourne.org.
The School has its own salary scale which exceeds national scales. The salary will recognise the candidate’s experience; therefore applicants are asked to give details of their current remuneration package on their application form.
Completed Application Forms. Your completed Application Form and Covering Letter must reach the School by midday Friday 9th March 2018.
· Applications should be addressed to Mr S Hitchings, Headmaster, Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne, Near Milton Keynes, MK17 0HZ.
· Any queries please contact Mrs K Hawes, on 01296 720264 or email email@example.com
Acknowledgement. If you wish the safe receipt of your application to be acknowledged, then please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Interviews. It is intended that a first round of interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 12th March 2018.
Swanbourne House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers to verify particular experience or qualifications. The successful candidate will need to complete a medical questionnaire.