Educating the whole child

Our mission is to develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical.

Careers

Working at Danes Hill

Danes Hill offers an exceptional working environment. Set in 55 acres bordering open countryside, yet commutable to London, it is a thriving school which has received an outstanding report by the Independent School’s Inspectorate. Inspectors described the school as ‘excellent in all areas’ and commented that ‘teamwork is strong’. They also noted that ‘relationships between pupils and staff, and amongst the pupils, are consistently outstanding’. We feel these comments accurately reflect the school and are indeed key to making it such a great place to work. An on-going building program is further developing the classroom accommodation, adding to the excellent existing facilities that include specialist science laboratories, art, design and technology rooms, performance spaces and high quality sports facilities.

Working at Danes Hill you become part of a large, dynamic community encompassing all the teaching and non-teaching staff. Dedicated support staff work in tandem with teaching staff, taking care of many of the administrative tasks in a friendly, cooperative environment. The Common Room President, elected each year, organises social events and charity fundraisers. Several members of staff offer their expertise free of charge to run different activities, including circuit training and the staff choir. You are also able to make use of the swimming pool and other sports facilities, before and after school, helping to burn off our renowned lunches!

Danes Hill has its own salary scale, which includes fringe weighting and full NQT induction is available. Staff also benefit from being part of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Danes Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Danes Hill School Vacancies

Mini Transition Teacher - Required for Spring Term

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspiring and dedicated Early Years Teacher/QTS to join the committed, professional team in our busy Pre-Prep Department (3-6 year-olds).  Danes Hill School is located in Oxshott which is easily commutable from Guildford, Esher, Epsom and surrounding areas. The position will be to teach a class of nursery aged children and is required from January 2019.

This position is for the Spring and Summer Term 2020 only.

The closing date for application is Monday 18 November. For successful candidates, interviews will take place on Thursday 21 November.

Danes Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Applications will be considered on receipt, therefore, early submissions would be recommended.

Please view the job description below and the job application form which should be completed and emailed to Mrs Louise Roberts at lroberts@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk or by post to Head of Pre-Prep, Danes Hill Pre-Prep School, Bevendean, Steels Lane, Oxshott, KT22 0QQ. 

JOB DESCRIPTION
Pre-Prep Teacher 

The successful candidate will be a morning only Transition Teacher working as part of a dedicated and highly motivated Pre-Prep team.  They should have outstanding communication skills, be enthusiastic about their work and keen to contribute to all aspects of school life.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and preparing lessons according to the individual needs, interests, experience and knowledge of the pupils in the class
  • Teaching, according to their educational needs and marking all work to be carried out by pupils
  • Assessing pupil’s work and recording their development, progress and attainment in academic and pastoral areas
  • Maintaining an attractive and stimulating classroom environment and contributing to year group displays
  • Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils
  • Contributing to extra-curricular activities
  • Communicating and consulting with parents of pupils.  Making records of all formal communication with parents
  • Maintaining good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils; to promote understanding of the school rules and values; to safeguard health and safety and to develop relationship with and between pupils conducive to optimum level of learning
  •  Managing a teaching assistant within the classroom.

Director of Music - Required for September 2020

Danes Hill seeks to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic professional with excellent keyboard skills to lead its vibrant and successful Music Department.

Working alongside the Director of Instrumental Music and heading a team of 13 peripatetic instrumental teachers, the successful candidate will be an experienced and inspirational classroom teacher, with strong organisation and time-management skills.

In conjunction with the Drama Department, Danes Hill stages at least seven musical productions a year. It is therefore essential that the Director of Music has a love of musical theatre and is a first-rate pianist, with strong sight-reading skills. The successful candidate will also direct at least two of the three choirs (including the Chamber Choir which undertakes an annual European concert tour) and will become fully involved in supporting the orchestra and other instrumental ensembles.

The closing date for application is Tuesday 10 December. For successful candidates, interviews will take place in January.

Please view the job description below and the job application form which should be completed and emailed to Mrs Louise Stileman at lstileman@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk


JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Music at Danes Hill School is responsible for the day-to-day running of the music department, and is particularly responsible for planning, writing and implementing the policy of the department, including the schemes of work and all curriculum matters.  This includes providing extra-curricular activities appropriate to the wide levels of musical experience of the pupils throughout the school.  The main areas of work can be categorised as follows:

Class teaching:

The Director of Music teaches Year 3 to 8 in the Middle and Upper schools.

Extra to the teaching curriculum:

The Director of Music is responsible for an extensive programme of concerts and providing musical support to various events throughout the school year.  In particular, this includes organising, rehearsing and directing (as a conductor and/or a pianist) the following:

 

·         A major concert in the summer term involving all ensembles, Orchestra, Jazz Band and choirs.

·         The Christmas carol services for Middle and Upper School.

·         The overall responsibility for all concerts arranged by the Director of Instrumental Music, namely Teatime Concerts and the annual House Music Competition.

·         Music for speech and open days.

·         Music for other concerts arranged on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year, but especially the Governors’ dinners.

·         Writing/arranging music for 7 drama productions per year and rehearsing musical items as required.

·         As a pianist, performing in drama productions, and fixing the band.

 

Choirs:

The Director of Music is responsible for the Chamber Choir and the Lower School Choir. Both choirs perform regularly throughout the year and the Chamber Choir undertakes an annual European concert tour.

Danes Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


 

Danes Hill biy playing the piano