Head of English, Richmond upon Thames

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Hampton Court HouseRichmond upon Thames

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English - permanent position for September 2020  

Hampton Court House is ranked number 1 on the Independent Schools Council’s table of ‘small independent schools’ and has been shortlisted for the TES Independent School Awards 2020 ‘senior school of the year’. 

Hampton Court House is a fast-growing co-educational independent school situated in beautiful riverside parkland between Richmond and Hampton in southwest London. The school has almost 300 pupils from Early Years through to Year 13. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher and leader to head a highly successful English department. Last year 53% of A level grades were A*-A and 93% of GCSE English language grades were 7-9 (A*-A) with 71% 8-9 (A* grades).

Candidates should have the ability and confidence to teach English throughout the school, from Year 7 to Year 13, with an interest and willingness to understand the challenges of KS1 and KS2 a distinct advantage. The candidate must be a model of written and spoken English, be an excellent proof-reader and have an eye for detail. 

The ideal candidate will be able to submit examples of his or her own writing (fact or fiction and in any genre) and will be extremely well read with regards to the classics, contemporary literature, as well as children’s and teenage fiction. 

We are looking for a well-qualified graduate (with a good degree from a leading university), with a range of cultural and intellectual interests, who will be able to contribute to the ethos of the school. All our teachers are expected to take part in the wider life of the school. 

If you would like to discuss informally further details of the post, please contact the headmaster, Guy Holloway by email (gh@hchnet.co.uk) with the subject line ‘Head of English enquiry’.

Deadline for applications:  Monday 3 February 10 am.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint before the end of the deadline.

A generous fee reduction is available on tuition fees for the children of all members of staff at Hampton Court House. The school is a 7 minute walk from Hampton Court station (zone 6) which has direct trains from Wimbledon, Clapham Junction and Waterloo. There is onsite parking. Lunch is provided free of charge during the term.

Hampton Court House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Hampton Court House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8943 0889
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