Head of Geography, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Swanbourne House SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The School has its own salary scale which exceeds national scales
Contract term: Permanent

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 Geography 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 Eton, Oundle, Uppingham, Rugby, Stowe, Marlborough, Berkhamsted, Harrow and Bedford in recent years.

The Geography Department has enjoyed some strong exam results at Common Entrance and scholarship level in recent years. The Head of Geography will be expected to present a positive and proactive role model for Staff and Pupils. Field trips and use of the surrounding area are a key part of the delivery of the subject. 

Applications. The Job Description, Person Specification, Candidate Pack and Application Form are at www.swanbourne.org.

Salary. 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. 

Applications:

Completed Application Forms. Your completed Application Form and Covering Letter must reach the School by midday Friday 23rd February 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 personnel@swanbourne.org

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 26th February 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.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1296 720264
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SCHOOL HISTORY 

The school started as a boys’ boarding school at St Andrew’s College, Bradfield in 1915 and moved with just 43 boys to Swanbourne House in 1920. Early on the School established a good reputation at cricket and football and many m...