Bruern Abbey School, a preparatory boarding school for boys with dyslexia, seeks a full-time humanities teacher from September 2018. Bruern is situated in 27 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside.
You will be responsible for teaching a full timetable of humanities lessons, focusing on History to Years 5, 6 and 7, as well as possibly RS and Geography to Years 5 and 6.
You may also support colleagues by assisting in the core subject lessons of English and Maths, and pursuing any interests you have by helping with activities such as games or extra-curricular clubs. The successful applicant will be an energetic, positive and humorous character, with a keen interest in special educational needs and a willingness to help with pastoral welfare and boarding duties. The ability to smile in the face of adversity cannot be overestimated. This role is open to NQT teachers.
- Full annual salary (negotiable depending on experience)
- Free lunch
- Working 8am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4pm Friday during term time. Some flexi working will also be required in the school holidays but you can expect about 17 weeks of holiday per year.
- CPD support given
- Superb location outside Bicester, 20 mins from Oxford
- Wonderful colleagues and charming boys!
Bruern Abbey is a preparatory boarding school, for 150 boys, which specialises in learning difficulties such as dyslexia. We were Tatler’s Prep School of the Year in 2015 and are proud of our ethos to think differently and have fun.
At Bruern we make every effort to give the boys an action-packed time – be it musical, theatrical, cultural or sporting. Bruern has a few fundamental differences to other prep schools, which allow our boys to succeed at their senior school and in later life.
- We have twice as many English and Maths lessons as a standard prep school, and there are two teachers in each class for these key subjects
- Reading is taught as a distinct curriculum subject
- Laptops are used in most lessons
- All classes have a maximum of twelve pupils – allowing boys more individual attention in class
Please take a look at our website, www.bruernabbey.org, for more information.
What others say?
As well as the Good Schools Guide write-up on Bruern, Tatler hit the nail on the head when they wrote,
This scruffiest of country preps (think dogs, mud, piles of Beanos) looks after boys with dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia (often refugees from high-powered places where they have been neglected) and prepares them for CE. Boys flourish and leave for Marlborough, Rugby and Bryanston. The majority weekly board in this mini stately with 30 wooded acres, and are occupied with fly-fishing, clay-pigeon shooting and woodwork. The polo team made the nationals and even some of the youngest boys went on a 260-mile cycle ride to France. Food is a big deal, and with it manners, whether it's the twice-weekly candlelit dinners (parents can come too), plucking partridges or trying bouillabaisse in Oyster Club. Head John Floyd (dyslexic himself) and his wife Hen look after these boys with great care and gusto. We just wish there was a Bruern for girls too.
To apply, please send your CV and a very short covering letter to James Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please apply as soon as possible. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 19 March. For more information ring James on 07590 213 355.
Bruern Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.