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Job details
Employer Shebbear College
Location Devon
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

We seek to appoint an outstanding, fully qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated class teacher to join our team within the Prep School here at Shebbear College.

The post is for a full-time position, for an Upper Key Stage 2 teacher and is suitable for NQTs or experienced teachers.

Curriculum strengths and experience that will be looked favourably upon include:

  • Science
  • English

Shebbear College is a small (330 pupils from 3-18) co-educational independent day and boarding school set in 85 acres of North Devon countryside. The school benefits from the security and camaraderie of its membership of MIST (the Methodist Independent Schools Trust) and enjoys a sound financial base. Two major building projects – a new Sixth Form Centre and a new Music block have been recently completed.

Shebbear College Prep School is a very friendly and welcoming school, with an excellent reputation for pastoral care and where positive relationships between staff, pupils and their families are central to everything we do.

Staff work hard to ensure that the standard of teaching and learning that takes place in all classes is high and that it caters for a range of different learning styles; meeting the individual needs and abilities of every pupil. We are committed to developing the full potential of our pupils and will always look for ways to nurture their particular strengths and interests. We make comprehensive assessments of pupils, track their progress carefully, and any child that needs it, will receive a programme of additional support, whether they are falling below expected standards or if they are considered gifted in one or more aspects of the curriculum and need to be extended and challenged.

Employing specialist teachers in a number of subject areas, as we do within Shebbear College Prep School, means that a higher overall standard of teaching and learning is maintained throughout the school and that our pupils benefit from a greater range of teaching styles and approaches. There is an expectation therefore, that any candidate for this position will be willing to teach the subjects that they specialise in, to pupils across both Key Stages 1 and 2.

This appointment would suit a recent graduate or someone wishing to gain further teaching experience in this ambitious, but non-selective school. Full support will be given to ensure that NQTs successfully complete their induction process.

The successful candidate will have every opportunity to gain the wide experience and responsibility, both academically and pastorally, to enable them to move on to higher posts either at Shebbear or elsewhere. We would expect all candidates to participate with enthusiasm in the wider life of the School.


In addition to working in a small friendly school in a stunning rural location we will offer a competitive remuneration package which also includes:

  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunch and refreshments during term-time
  • Longer holidays than the maintained sector 
  • Medical centre on site during term time
  • Free use of the School facilities such as gymnasium


To apply, please complete the application form available on the School website (please ensure that your referees include your current or most recent employer) and send with a covering letter to:

Mrs Andrea Stairs
HR Manager
Shebbear College
EX21 5HJ
Phone: 01409 282000

Further details about the College and an Application Form are available at

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 21st June 2017.
Interviews will take place shortly after.

Shebbear College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service clearance will be undertaken by the School.

About the employer

Information about Shebbear College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

EX21 5HJ
United Kingdom
+44 1409 281784