The Learning Support Department plays an important and integrated role in support of all learning in the School. We are seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic and creative teacher of children with specific learning difficulties who would be willing to help develop this dynamic department. This post is part time.
Dragon School was founded in 1877 to educate the sons of University of Oxford academics, or ‘dons’. From these modest beginnings, the School has grown to be an internationally renowned co-educational independent day and boarding preparatory school for over 600 boys and girls aged 8 to 13. In September 1995, Dragon School (which has charitable status) opened a Pre-Prep School for a further 200 children aged 4 to 7.
Located in North Oxford, Dragon School is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent schools. It has achieved the highest recognition by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and when last inspected was found to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas of teaching and pastoral care and ‘Exceptional’ with regard to ‘the quality of pupils’achievements and learning’.
When pupils leave the Dragon at the age of 13, they move on to a wide variety of the finest senior schools. A strong and vibrant alumni community, known as Old Dragons, ensures that former pupils (as well as staff and parents) continue friendships into their adult lives whilst retaining a strong link with the School. An impressive and broad curriculum and co-curricular programme, together with a vibrant weekend provision for boarders, is set to expand further through the introduction of QUEST in September 2020. The introduction of weekly boarding at the same time will supplement the current flexi/day and full boarding offer, allowing more pupils to experience this exciting and important part of Dragon life. The School has embarked on an exciting new period of development with further significant investment planned in boarding and the building of a new music school in 2020. This new chapter in the School’s history will coincide with the School’s 150th Anniversary in 2027.