Vacancies

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Academic Vacancies

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

Part-Time Teacher of Geography

Applications are invited from well-qualified and experienced graduates to join this large and thriving Department. The job is required from January 2019 (for two terms)

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

Closing date: 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

Geography is a popular and successful subject at Dauntsey’s, with approximately 60 pupils usually choosing the subject as a GCSE option and around 30 at A level.  Public examination results in recent years have been good. Typically, about 80% of pupils gain A*/A/B grades at A level (OCR) and about 70% secure A*/A grades GCSE (Edexcel B).

There is a strong fieldwork programme in place across the age range, with day visits to locations such as Bath, the Dorset coast and local rivers and villages, whilst the L6th have a 3-day residential trip to Exmoor. In addition, there are optional trips to Iceland (U6th) and Barcelona (4th Form) during the holidays.

The Geography Society, with a committee of 6th Formers leading, is very active and arranges visiting speakers, the local round of the GA WorldWise Quiz and other events.  ICT is of high importance in the subject and the department has touchscreens in all classrooms in the recently opened Olive Building, as well as making use of the centralised ICT rooms; ArcGIS and DigiMaps are used widely at all levels.  Further information about the department can be found on the Geography page of the School’s website.

Job Description

Summary of the role:

  • The successful applicant will teach up to two-thirds of a timetable; it could include the opportunity to teach throughout the School from First Form (Year 7) to Sixth Form, but this will depend upon the experience of the successful candidate.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The subject teacher has the main responsibility of encouraging pupils to learn by making the subject taught both interesting and accessible.  The subject teacher is responsible to the Head of Department for playing a part in the work of the Department and for the efficient teaching of groups assigned to him/her.  Particular responsibilities include:

  • Planning and teaching lessons in keeping with the Departmental aims and objectives, Schemes of Work, External Specifications and Reporting policy, as provided by the Head of Department;
  • Giving due consideration to the needs of individual pupils and thus ensuring that all pupils are working at an appropriate level and pace;
  • Setting prep in accordance with the School/Departmental policy and ensuring that all pupils meet their deadlines and maintain the highest levels of achievement consistent with their ability;
  • Monitoring pupils’ progress by regular marking and testing, and keeping a record of marks and assessment;
  • Being acquainted with the School’s approach towards ICT and ensuring the effective use of it in the classroom;
  • Contributing to extra-curricular support sessions and Departmental-related enrichment activities;
  • Providing parents, House Staff and Senior Management with full information regarding the progress of pupils, as required;
  • Promoting sound standards of punctuality, discipline and work within teaching groups, taking appropriate action where necessary;
  • Engaging in personal professional development by attending relevant courses and meetings as agreed with the Head of Department;
  • Sharing with Departmental colleagues in undertaking the administrative tasks necessary to ensure the effective running of the Department.

No list of responsibilities can really encompass all that is asked of the Subject Teacher; 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. 

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

Bursarial Vacancies

Assistant Librarian

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Librarian to work as part of the team providing a first-class library facility for pupils and staff.  The ideal candidate should have relevant experience and excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience of working within an academic or library environment, and working with young people, is desirable.

This is a part-time post, with flexible working hours during term-time only.

Please contact the HR Department for an Application Form or via email to m.williams@dauntseys.org.  Alternatively you may download an application form here

Closing date for applications is Monday 22 October 2018

Dauntsey’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

The Library is an important feature of our academic provision, and is widely used as a place of study and resource centre by all pupils. The modern, well-equipped building is at the heart of the school campus and the facility, together with the library staff, provides excellent support to teaching and learning at Dauntsey’s.

Job Description

The Library is open from 8am to 10pm each weekday. Opening hours on Saturdays are from 8.00am to 4.30pm and on Sundays from 1.00pm until 10.00pm.  The Assistant Librarian will be required to work the following hours during term time:

Mondays: 1.00pm – 5.30pm
Fridays: 1.00pm – 5.30pm
One Saturday in four: 8.00am – 1.00pm
Sundays 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Support for Staff and Pupils

  • Supervising pupils using the Library for independent study and maintaining a welcoming, supportive atmosphere conducive to positive learning experiences.
  • Promoting reading and the enjoyment of reading in all its forms.
  • To provide guidance and assistance to pupils and staff on information retrieval and reading materials.

Person Specification

Experience
  • Preferably, experience in working in a school or other library.
  • Familiarity or experience of working with young people aged 11-18
  • Experience or knowledge of E-learning and E-resources desirable but not essential
Personal attributes
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Flexibility; ability to take on new challenges
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Confidence in the use of IT software systems
  • Familiarity with Library management software is desirable

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