Reception Class Teacher, Somerset

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Hazlegrove Preparatory SchoolSomerset

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

Hazlegrove Pre-Preparatory School is looking to appoint an exceptional Early Years teacher to cover a maternity leave in our Reception class, starting September 2019.  

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher with recent experience of working in Reception.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and innovative teacher who inspires and engages children in their learning, ensuring all pupils reach their full potential through a creative curriculum. You will be joining a dedicated team and will therefore need to be a hard-working team-player with high expectations and a good sense of humour.  Experience in using Tapestry would be an advantage.

The position is a temporary, full-time position covering the maternity leave of our current Reception teacher.  It will also involve playtime, lunchtime, early stay and after school care duties.

Applications welcome from NQTs.

Hazlegrove is a thriving South West Co-Educational Prep School with boarding numbers at capacity and waiting lists in a number of years.  Pupil roll is around 380 with 100 full boarders.  Based around an 18th century house and set in 200 acres of parkland, the school enjoys outstanding facilities.  Around 30 staff live on site. 

The Inspection Report (September 2015) judged the school to be excellent in all areas and the Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report (September 2018) judged the school to have met all the standards for Independent Schools, Boarding Schools and EYFS.

The school is committed to continued improvement, to outstanding teaching and to a structured and supportive environment with the belief that learning is best achieved when pupils feel appreciated and safe.

Hazlegrove is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The school has a range of policies and procedures for child protection and security.  All staff at Hazlegrove are expected to understand and follow all of these policies and procedures as part of their professional responsibilities.

There is an attractive remuneration package including school fee remission from 4 – 18 years and includes membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.


Further details may be obtained from the King’s website : 

Letters of application, completed application forms with curriculum vitae, should be sent to:

Closing date: 5.00pm Wednesday 20th March 2019.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March 2019

Hazlegrove is an independent co-educational boarding school committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Hazlegrove Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Hazlegrove House, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1963 440314
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Hazlegrove Preparatory School in Yeovil, Somerset, is a mixed pre-prep and prep school for students aged 2-13. This Church of England independent school offers day and boarding provision. Around 370 students currently attend Hazlegrove. The school ad...