Careers

Danes Hill School offers an exceptional working environment. Set in 55 acres bordering open countryside in Oxshott village in Surrey, yet just 20 miles from London Waterloo, it is a thriving Nursery, Pre-prep and Prep 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.

Many of our staff come from the surrounding towns and villages including Cobham, Leatherhead, Esher and Epsom, and others come from further afield in Surrey and South London. Working at Danes Hill you become part of a 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.

Safeguarding

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). All staff have a responsibility and duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. Staff must be aware of the systems within the School which support safeguarding and must act in accordance with the School’s Safeguarding & Child Protection policy and Code of Conduct. Staff will receive appropriate child protection training which is regularly updated.

Current Danes Hill School Vacancies

Graduate Assistant Music

Our Graduate Assistant – Music role is offered on a fixed term basis for a year, and is a fantastic way to gain experience of working in a dynamic and creative school environment. For individuals looking to gain experience before applying for teacher training, there is real opportunity to develop skills, observe excellent practice, and build confidence in the classroom, studio or theatre.

Our Graduate Assistants are expected to develop and support our pupils. As well as specialist skills in music, we are looking for people who are warm, positive and friendly, with a great sense of humour. They will have the presence to lead classes, and supervise children from early years through to Year 8, and they will have a passion for schools and education.

If you are interested in becoming part of our school and making a difference to the education of our young people, please do apply without delay. We will be processing applications as they are received, and may close the recruitment ahead of the closing date (Monday 11th March 2024), if the right candidates have been found

 

Graduate Assistant Music Job Role Pack Feb 2024

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Head of Maths

Are you a creative and enthusiastic teacher, ready to take on a significant management role as our Head of Mathematics?

The successful candidate will be expected to lead, develop and support staff and pupils. We are looking for someone who can inspire innovative dynamic and reflective teaching practices from the team. They will be an excellent communicator – able to effectively motivate, challenge and inspire individual staff commitment, while identifying strengths and areas of opportunity for growth. This is a whole school position which will require the person to work with staff and pupils from Early Years to Year Eight. Experience with both primary and secondary age groups would be an advantage.

If you are interested in becoming part of our school and making a difference to the lives of our young people, please do apply without delay. We will be processing applications as they are received, and may close the recruitment ahead of the closing date (Wednesday 17th April at 9am) if the right candidate has been found. If you have any queries, please contact us via recruit@daneshill.surrey.sch.uk.

 

Head Of Maths March 2024

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