Vacancies

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Academic Vacancies

Head of Religious Studies - required from September 2019

Applications are invited from experienced, well qualified and enthusiastic specialists to lead this successful department which offers teaching throughout the School.

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School, alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date: 09:00 Wednesday 21st November 2018

Telephone: 01380 814500       
e-mail: headmaster@dauntseys.org
www.dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such the successful candidate will need to be DBS checked before being confirmed in position.

The Department

There are currently three members of staff in the Religious Studies Department, with the Head of Department, the Chaplain and Head of the Lower School teaching across all year groups.  It is situated centrally in the School and teaches in its own suite of three classrooms.  The Department follows a broad-based curriculum in the First to Third Forms (Years 7-9), studying aspects of all six major world faiths as well as introducing students to a wide range of ethical and philosophical issues. The optional, and popular, GCSE course currently follows the OCR J625 course in Christianity, Islam and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics from a Christian Perspective.  At A Level we follow the WJEC Eduqas course in Christianity, Philosophy of Religion, and Ethics.

Religious Studies is a popular and well-respected subject at Dauntsey’s. Take-up at examination level is good; currently there are 34 students at GCSE and 22 at A Level.  Over the last two years, 82% achieved Grades 9-6 (A*-B) at GCSE and 74% achieved A*-B at A Level. We regularly prepare a few students for entrance to Oxford or Cambridge, as well as taking part in, and organising, Sixth Form subject conferences. The Department has also led trips to Jordan, India, Rome and Krakow in the last few years.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant should be a suitably qualified and experienced graduate who is able to teach Religious Studies and Philosophy & Ethics at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth (Year 13) and lead a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The Head of an academic Department is responsible to the Head Master for the organisation of the staff, resources and teaching programmes within the Department.  He or she is expected to work closely with the Deputy Head (Academic), who is responsible to the Head Master for the overall running and development of the academic curriculum and the academic welfare of the school.  The main responsibility of the Head of Department is to ensure that the Department is effectively managed and led.  Particular responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring equitable and effective delegation of responsibilities within the Department.
  • Organising and chairing regular, well-managed Departmental meetings, which enable all staff to contribute to planning and policy making.
  • Monitoring the quality of lessons through lesson observation and the sharing of good practice.
  • Promoting an enthusiasm for academic study and increasing the awareness of, and interest in, the subject throughout the School.
  • Making the Departmental area attractive and welcoming to pupils.
  • Contributing to teaching within the Department.
  • Promote and develop the use of the VLE within the Department.
  • Preparing Departmental timetable requests and thus allocating staff to year groups and ensuring a fair teaching load and spread of sets across members of the Department.
  • Being fully aware of the range of Examination courses available and guiding the Department in the selection of specifications.
  • Liaising with the School’s Examination Officer, Examination Boards and Examiners as required.
  • Providing schemes of work for the Department for each year group.
  • Overseeing the professional development of Departmental staff.
  • Allocating staff to the preparation of pupils for Oxbridge entrance.
  • Monitoring both internal and external examination results.
  • Providing opportunities beyond the classroom, as appropriate.
  • Promoting links and co-operation with other Departments.
  • Monitoring Health and Safety issues.
  • Preparing, and controlling, the Departmental budget.
  • Developing future plans and targets for the Department.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of a Head of Department; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm for the subject and an equally active enthusiasm for the young people being taught.

All members of Staff are expected to play a full role in the life of the School outside the classroom

Further Details

Dauntsey’s has its own salary scale.  In addition, tuition is provided for any children of academic staff, at a significantly reduced rate, subject to the appropriate entry qualifications being satisfied.

Accommodation, within a boarding house, may be available for the successful applicant.

A completed Application Form should be sent, by post or email, as soon as possible, to:

The Head Master
Dauntsey’s School
West Lavington
Nr Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 4HE
Telephone: 01380 814500
e-mail: headmaster@dauntseys.org
Website: www.dauntseys.org

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Head of RS’.

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Wednesday 21st November 2018

The Deputy Head (Academic), Jon Tyler, will be pleased to answer any questions:
Telephone: 01380 814509 (Office)
e-mail: j.tyler@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Director of Drama - required for September 2019

Applications are invited from well-qualified and experienced graduates to lead this very successful and thriving department both academically and in the wider life of the School.

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School,alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date: 09:00 Monday 5 November 2018

Telephone:  01380 814500       
e-mail:  headmaster@dauntseys.org
www.dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such the successful candidate will need to be DBS checked before being confirmed in position.

The Department

Drama and Dance is an important and vibrant part of school life.  The Department presently consists of four and a half full time members of staff and a full time Performing Arts’ Technician.  In addition to performing in the main hall, there are three other drama spaces, which offer flexibility in how they are used, and a Drama Office.  The subject is taught throughout the School and large numbers take it at GSCE and A Level, where excellent results are achieved.  The OCR syllabus is currently offered at both levels.

Drama productions are very regular and performances are well supported by the whole school community.  A varied programme of plays are performed annually and the Christmas musical is a particular highlight, playing to sell-out audiences in excess of 550 over five consecutive nights.  Pupils are encouraged to be involved in back-stage work in all productions.  This year’s productions will include ‘Our House’, ‘The Pillowman’ and Kneehigh’s ‘Tristan and Yseult’, in addition to our third Summer Festival in July, which celebrates all aspects of School life and especially the arts at Dauntsey’s.

The School Governors have made a commitment to invest in the current facilities and therefore this is an exciting time of development for the department.  Further details about the department and about previous productions can be found on our Facebook page, ‘Drama at Dauntsey’s’.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

The successful applicant should be a suitably qualified and experienced graduate who is able to teach Drama/Theatre Studies at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth (Year 13)

They should be able to lead a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff.

They should have extensive experience in the production and directing of shows, on both a large and small scale.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The Head of an academic department is responsible to the Head Master for the organisation of the staff, resources and teaching programmes within the department.  He or she is expected to work closely with the Deputy Head (Academic), who is responsible to the Head Master for the overall running and development of the academic curriculum and the academic welfare of the School.  The main responsibility of the Head of Department is to ensure that the department is effectively managed and led.  Particular responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring equitable and effective delegation of responsibilities within the department.
  • Organising and chairing regular, well-managed departmental meetings, which enable all staff to contribute to planning and policy making.
  • Monitoring the quality of lessons through lesson observation and the sharing of good practice.
  • Promoting an enthusiasm for academic study and increasing the awareness of, and interest in, the subject throughout the School.
  • Making the departmental area attractive and welcoming to pupils.
  • Contributing to teaching within the department.
  • Promote and develop the use of the VLE within the department.
  • Preparing departmental timetable requests and thus allocating staff to year groups and ensuring a fair teaching load and spread of sets across members of the department.
  • Being fully aware of the range of Examination courses available and guiding the department in the selection of specifications.
  • Liaising with the School’s Examination Officer, Examination Boards and Examiners as required.
  • Providing schemes of work for the department for each year group.
  • Overseeing the professional development of departmental staff.
  • Allocating staff to the preparation of pupils for Oxbridge entrance.
  • Monitoring both internal and external examination results.
  • Providing opportunities beyond the classroom, including arranging theatre trips, as required by the examination board
  • Promoting links and co-operation with other departments.
  • Monitoring Health and Safety issues.
  • Preparing, and controlling, the departmental budget.
  • Developing future plans and targets for the department.
  • Organising the programme of shows for the year.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of a Head of Department; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm for the subject and an equally active enthusiasm for the young people being taught.

All members of Staff are expected to play a full role in the life of the School outside the classroom

Further Details

Dauntsey’s has its own salary scale.  In addition, tuition is provided for any children of academic staff, at a significantly reduced rate, subject to the appropriate entry qualifications being satisfied.

Accommodation, within a boarding house, may be available for the successful applicant.

A completed Application Form should be sent, by post or email, as soon as possible, to:

The Head Master
Dauntsey’s School
West Lavington
Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 4HE

Telephone:       01380 814500
Facsimile:        01380 814501
e-mail:             headmaster@dauntseys.org
Website:          www.dauntseys.org

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Director of Drama’

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Monday 5 November 2018

The current Director of Drama, Rikki Jackson, will be pleased to answer any questions:

Telephone:       01380 814634 (Office)
e-mail:             r.jackson@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

 

Head of Chemistry

Applications are invited from well-qualified and experienced graduates to lead this successful and important department.

Further details, together with an application form, may be obtained from the School, alternatively you may download an application form here

Required for September 2019
Closing date: 09:00 Wednesday 17 October 2018

Telephone:  01380 814500       
e-mail:  headmaster@dauntseys.org
www.dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such the successful candidate will need to be DBS checked before being confirmed in position.

The Department

Chemistry is a popular subject at Dauntsey’s with 49 pupils (4 sets) taking the subject in the current Lower Sixth and 38 (3 sets) in the Upper Sixth; this makes Chemistry one of the largest subjects at A Level.  We currently follow the OCR-A course in the Sixth Form under the new specification, and over the past five years, 77% of our A Level pupils have achieved A*-B grades. At GCSE, around 85% of the year group now study Separate IGCSE (Edexcel) courses in the three Sciences, with the remaining pupils opting for the Double Award Science IGCSE course. 

The Department currently has six full-time, and one part-time, teachers, as well as two technicians.  In September 2011 the final phase of the Science Block was completed and this has enabled us to teach all three Sciences in a dedicated facility with modern teaching tools.  Within the block, there are four large Chemistry teaching labs and also a smaller lab mainly used for Sixth Form classes.  All labs are equipped with a computer and interactive TV screens or projectors, as well as a comprehensive range of basic equipment and chemicals that are well maintained by the technician team.  Physics and Biology are housed in the same building and have a similar number of facilities.

Job Description

Summary of the role

The successful applicant should be a suitably qualified and experienced graduate who is able to teach the subject at all levels from First Form (Year 7) to Upper Sixth (Year 13) and lead a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Head of an academic Department is responsible to the Head Master for the organisation of the staff, resources and teaching programmes within the Department.  He or she is expected to work closely with the Deputy Head (Academic), who is responsible to the Head Master for the overall running and development of the academic curriculum and the academic welfare of the school.  The main responsibility of the Head of Department is to ensure that the Department is effectively managed and led.  Particular responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring equitable and effective delegation of responsibilities within the Department.
  • Organising and chairing regular, well-managed Departmental meetings, which enable all staff to contribute to planning and policy making.
  • Monitoring the quality of lessons through lesson observation and the sharing of good practice.
  • Promoting an enthusiasm for academic study and increasing the awareness of, and interest in, the subject throughout the School.
  • Making the Departmental area attractive and welcoming to pupils.
  • Contributing to teaching within the Department.
  • Promote and develop the use of the VLE within the Department.
  • Preparing Departmental timetable requests and thus allocating staff to year groups and ensuring a fair teaching load and spread of sets across members of the Department.
  • Being fully aware of the range of Examination courses available and guiding the Department in the selection of specifications.
  • Liaising with the School’s Examination Officer, Examination Boards and Examiners as required.
  • Providing schemes of work for the Department for each year group.
  • Overseeing the professional development of Departmental staff.
  • Allocating staff to the preparation of pupils for Oxbridge entrance.
  • Monitoring both internal and external examination results.
  • Providing opportunities beyond the classroom, as appropriate.
  • Promoting links and co-operation with other Departments.
  • Monitoring Health and Safety issues.
  • Preparing, and controlling, the Departmental budget.
  • Developing future plans and targets for the Department.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of a Head of Department; at the heart of his or her task is an active enthusiasm for the subject and an equally active enthusiasm for the young people being taught.

All members of Staff are expected to play a full role in the life of the School outside the classroom

Further Details

Dauntsey’s has its own salary scale.  In addition, tuition is provided for any children of academic staff, at a significantly reduced rate, subject to the appropriate entry qualifications being satisfied.

Accommodation, within a boarding house, may be available for the successful applicant.

A completed Application Form should be sent, by post or email, as soon as possible, to:
The Head Master
Dauntsey’s School
West Lavington
Devizes
Wiltshire SN10 4HE

Telephone:       01380 814500
Facsimile:        01380 814501
e-mail:             headmaster@dauntseys.org
Website:          www.dauntseys.org

If sent by post, the envelope should be marked ‘Head of Chemistry’

Closing date for applications: 09:00 on Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Deputy Head (Academic), Mr Jon Tyler, will be pleased to answer any questions:
Telephone:       01380 814509 (Office)
e-mail:             j.tyler@dauntseys.org

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

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