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).
Please see below the current Danes Hill vacancies
Teacher of English
We are seeking a dynamic, well qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of English to work in an ambitious, large and highly successful department. This appointment is for the Summer Term with the possibility of a permanent contract thereafter.
An enhanced salary scale is offered and full NQT induction is available. Candidates may be interviewed on receipt of application, so early submissions are encouraged. The completed application form should be emailed to the Assistant Head Academic, Mrs Sonal Chatrath; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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).
Should you be interested in applying, please complete the application form below by Monday 22 February 2021 and email it to Mrs Sonal Chatrath email@example.com
The successful applicant will be required to teach across the age range from Year 4 to Year 8. The department is organised so that full-time English teachers have a variety of sets across all ability range. A knowledge of current developments in the 13+ CE syllabus would be useful. A significant number of our pupils take senior school 11+ pre-tests early in the spring term of Year 6. Pupils in Year 5 will begin to prepare for these assessments in the spring and summer terms. Above all, an enthusiasm for developing children’s reading and writing skills is required.
The following duties shall be deemed to be included in the professional duties which a teacher may be required to perform.
1. Planning and preparing lessons, appropriate to the needs, interests, experience, and existing knowledge of the pupils in the class/ set.
2. Assessing pupils’ performance and recording their attainment.
3. Promoting the general progress and well-being of individual pupils and of any class or group of pupils assigned to teacher.
4. Communicating and consulting with the parents of pupils. Making records of all formal communications with parents.
5. Participating in meetings at school or elsewhere as required by the Headmaster or Senior Management.
6. Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils as required.
7. Participating as required in any scheme of staff development and performance review.
8. Maintaining good order, discipline and respect for others among pupils; to promote understanding of the school’s rules and values; to safeguard health and safety and to develop relationship with and between pupils conducive to optimum learning.
13. Participating in arrangements for preparing pupils for senior school.
14. Being fully aware of all school policies and school procedures as detailed in the staff handbook and to promote and comply with policies and procedures.