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Specialist EnglishTeacher

Devonshire House Preparatory SchoolHampstead

Start September 2023

Closing date for completed applications: 26th February

Interviews to be confirmed.

Salary: Competitive depending on qualifications and experience

We encourage you to apply before the closing date as we reserve the right to arrange interviews and close this advert before the closing date if we receive applications from exceptional candidates.

School Context

Devonshire House is a large co-educational prep school (550 on roll) in Hampstead, north London, on the cusp of a transformational period of positive change, intent on offering an outstanding education in every sense for its pupils and their parents. The school has just acquired a fifth building, giving more scope for outdoor play and sport, as well as doubling specialist teaching room capacity. The values of the school are unashamedly traditional, whilst its outlook on teaching pedagogy is very much modern. Devonshire House aims to recruit the best teachers and leaders available and retain them by providing an attractive package and huge scope for career advancement. This is augmented by its engaged governance as part of Dukes Education, which promotes inter-school collaboration and collegiality. 

Specialist English Teacher

We are seeking an outstanding Specialist English Teacher to join our thriving co-educational prep school in beautiful Hampstead. Devonshire House offers high quality professional development and the opportunity for career progression for ambitious, talented teachers who know how to challenge and support the learning of girls and boys of different learning profiles. Excellent pastoral care and positive engagement with parents are also vital for the role.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

The key responsibilities and duties detailed below are intended for the purpose of detailing core responsibilities of the role, which can be subject to change in accordance with the needs of the School and pupils. 

The English Teacher will need to be able to teach up to Year 7 and 8, KS3, including preparation for 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations and potential scholarship classes.


·        Teach the English curriculum within the Upper School.

·        Teach lessons at the times stipulated on the School timetable.   

·        Oversee schemes of work and detailed termly and weekly lesson plans, linking to the School's ISEB syllabus at the appropriate levels.   

·        Liaise with other teachers within the year group to ensure consistency across the curriculum and syllabus.    

·        Periodically review schemes of work and teaching methods, as well as keeping up to date with key changes in the National Curriculum, with emphasis on your specialist subject.      


Person Specification 

Qualifications, Education and Training


·        University degree (non-UK degrees require a statement of comparability from UK Naric)     

Knowledge and Experience


·        Knowledge of UK curriculum and syllabus    

·        An excellent track record as a teacher    

·        Experience in supporting pupils of all abilities to make excellent progress


·        Knowledge of curricular development    

Skills and Abilities  

·        A strong level of IT competency, including Office 365   

·        Outstanding written, oral communication and listening skills   

 All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for the role.

We encourage you to apply before the closing date as we reserve the right to arrange interviews and close this advert before the closing date if we receive applications from exceptional candidates.

Devonshire House Preparatory School is 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. Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer. If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries.

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