Teacher of Classics, Newbury

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Brockhurst & Marlston House SchoolsNewbury

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Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In line with government pay scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

'EXCELLENT' in all areas.  ISI May 2018

Brockhurst and Marlston House are twin Preparatory Schools for boarding and day boys and girls, situated 7 miles from Newbury in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. The main school occupies a large country house built at the turn of the century in Elizabethan style. Our pre-prep school, Ridge House, is also on the same site. 

There are 60 acres of grounds, some of which form the extensive games fields while other fields are used for grazing horses: riding is one of the optional extras offered.

We pride ourselves on being one of the best-equipped schools in Berkshire. We have a large sports hall, which converts to a theatre for the annual school play. We have a modern art and design technology department.

We are a nondenominational school, although morning assemblies and Sunday services are based on those of the Church of England.

The girls’ preparatory school – Marlston House – opened in 1995. They have the same facilities as the boys but are taught separately in their own classes.

There are some full boarders but many girls and boys are “flexi-boarders” staying for 1, 2, 3 or 4 nights each week.

To join a highly successful Classics Department.  Head of Department available for an experienced candidate.  The post is full time and is offered with accommodation.  Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to make a substantial contribution to the boarding team, but this is not essential and the position can be live out.


  • To plan, prepare and teach lessons according to the educational needs of pupils assigned to him/her and to work closely as part of the Academic Team. To promote a love of language
  • To assess record and report to the Deputy Head, Academic, and the Head of Junior School as appropriate, on the development, progress and attainment of the pupils      assigned to him/her within the guidelines written in the Staff Handbook
  • To contribute to the maintenance and updating of the Schemes of Work and Curriculum. To  produce a medium and long term plan in order to resource the teaching of  literature for the benefit of teaching and learning
  • To participate in meetings and other activities, both within and out of School, which      provide opportunities both for the exchange of views and for other forms      of professional development where appropriate
  • To carry out the  administrative tasks and duties outlined in detail in the Staff Handbook for the department if needed
  • To participate fully in the School's consultative procedure ensuring an effective communication system

Person Specification

Graduate with relevant teaching qualification or experience

Fond of children of all ages and devoted to their well-being and education

A teacher able to command instant respect from his/her peers, the children and the parents; able to communicate well with children

Experienced in using IT in administration (and ideally teaching) and manipulating data

Able to work under pressure and to learn quickly the systems and routines of a new school

A strong communicator and a good listener

Energetic, pragmatic, creative, robust and resourceful

Child Protection 

Brockhurst and Marlston House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment and adhere to, and comply with, the School's Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children policy and procedures at all times. 

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More about Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Hermitage, Newbury, Berkshire, RG18 9UL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 200293