Head of English, Sherfield on Loddon

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Sherfield SchoolSherfield on Loddon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £46,248 p/a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sherfield School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school of approximately 420 pupils from 3 months to 18 years. Sherfield School is set in 75 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside close to Reading and Basingstoke. The School has a forward thinking educational vision, a growing Sixth Form, impressive GCSE and A Level results and an ambitious development programme. Our core values of global citizenship are reflected in our international boarding community and our strong links with GEMS schools overseas. Central to our aim is developing global citizens which is greatly enhanced by being a key member of the GEMS family of schools with worldwide networks.

Sherfield School requires a full-time Head of English to oversee the management of the department.   We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic candidate to join our successful and growing school.   

The role will be offered with a view to starting on 28 August 2018 for our GEMS vision and professional development day.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate. We expect high performance from all our staff, and are looking for an impressive individual to inspire our pupils and lead the department.  Candidates should demonstrate their ability and suitability to both the role and the culture of the school.

The successful candidate will join a thriving and happy department, enjoyment and engagement are an essential part of the Sherfield vision for English. Alongside the academic opportunities offered to pupils, extra-curricular trips, visits and support sessions are also key to our success. 

Applications are invited from well-qualified specialists holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant under-graduate degree, to join this thriving and outstanding school. 

Full details of the post and an application form may be obtained from the Sherfield School website. 

All candidates are required to complete an application form in full. Please note that applications must be made on the School’s application form and accompanied by a covering letter of no more than 500 words.

To apply, please send your letter and Sherfield application form via post to: Sally Holmes, Sherfield School, Sherfield on Loddon, Hook, and Hampshire, RG27 0HU OR electronically via e-mail: s.holmes@sherfieldschool.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications: midday, Thursday 19 April 2018.

Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.

GEMS Sherfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including checks with past employers. 

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More about Sherfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Reading Road, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1256 884800
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