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Teacher of Maths

The Pilgrims' SchoolHampshire

The School

As well as being a leading Prep school that caters for a range of able boys, the Pilgrims’ School is also the Cathedral School of Winchester, and educates both the 22 Cathedral Choristers and the 16 Winchester College Quiristers (the treble voices in the College Chapel). With approximately 220 boarding and day boys in the Prep, and capacity for 50 boys in the Pre-Prep. Our days are varied but carefully organised to allow every Pilgrim to make the most of the opportunities presented to him, whether he is in the Prep or Pre-Prep, a day boy or boarder, or a Chorister or Quirister.

Nestled between Winchester Cathedral, Winchester College, and Wolvesey Palace, the School occupies a superb site in the historic Cathedral Close. We enjoy the use of the picturesque Wolvesey playing fields and the sporting facilities of Winchester College. With our Choral foundations, the School encourages exceptional musical achievement in all its pupils, but also excels in academic endeavour and sports. We enjoy an enviable local and national reputation. For a flavour of the School and further information about us please visit our website at

The Mathematics Department

The Maths Department comprises the Head of Maths, teachers of Senior and Junior maths, and teachers of maths in the Pre-Prep. They work closely together and have regular meetings to share best practice and ensure that what is taught is fun, is stimulating, and is effective at seamlessly delivering the agreed syllabus.

Pilgrims’ is an ambitious school, proud of its academic track record, and as a core department, the Maths Department plays a crucial role in our ongoing success.

We seek a talented and ambitious maths teacher to work alongside our Head of Department in this key department. A certain level of subject knowledge is expected, but more important is the passion and enthusiasm to ensure that boys make progress in this subject.

Recruitment Policy

The Pilgrims’ School is committed to providing the best possible care and education for its pupils and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The School is also committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment for its entire staff. The School recognises that in order to achieve these aims it is of fundamental importance to attract, recruit and retain employees of the highest calibre, who share this commitment.

The aims of the School’s recruitment policy are as follows:

• To ensure the best possible staff are recruited on the basis of merit, ability and suitability for the position

• To ensure that all job applicants are considered equitably and consistently

• To ensure that no job applicant is treated unfairly on any grounds

• To ensure compliance with all relevant recommendations and guidance, including the recommendations of the DfE in Keeping Children Safe in Education (April 2014) and the code of practice published by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

• To ensure that the School meets its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people by carrying out all necessary pre-employment checks

Candidates are encouraged to review the school’s full Recruitment Policy and Safeguarding Policy, both of which are available to download from the school website.

This position description will not form part of the contract of employment. If the job is offered a draft contract of employment including salary and leave terms, and a full and detailed job description, will be provided for agreement.

How to Apply

To apply for the position please forward the completed application form and a covering letter by email to Your letter should not exceed one page and should be addressed to the Head, Dr Sarah Essex.

The closing date for receipt of applications is  on Friday 19 February, and the interviews will be held during the week of 8 March. Early submission of applications is highly recommended.

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