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Godstowe resides in 12 acres of parkland overlooking High Wycombe

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Deputy Housemistress

From September 2018

Godstowe School is an independent day and boarding school for girls age 3 to 13. We have approximately 400 girls with a community of over 100 boarders from the UK as well as other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and patient Deputy Housemistress for one of our 3 boarding houses. Under the leadership of the Head of Boarding and the Housemistress, the Deputy Housemistress should have the ability to relate to girls aged 7 to 13 and will share in the pastoral responsibility and well-being of girls outside of school curriculum time.  The successful candidate will be expected to take full responsibility when the Housemistress is off duty.

The position would suit someone with experience of working with children, preferably in a boarding environment in an independent school, and will require teamwork, flexibility, compassion, resilience and a good sense of humour. 

The ethos of boarding at Godstowe is to provide a home-from-home feel and that of a large extended family. Every boarder is encouraged to develop their full potential in all areas of life. Our aim is for all our girls to grow up as confident, happy and successful individuals. One of the many strengths of boarding at Godstowe includes the extensive Co-Curricular programme. As a non-selective school, Godstowe is thriving in terms of examination results, enrichment, art, musical and sporting achievement.

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be primarily based in the boarding house.

Closing date for applications is 25 May with interviews likely to be held during week of 4 June 2018.

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the HR & Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Person Specification

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Graduate Assistant for Boarding

From September 2018 and January 2019

Godstowe School has a community of over 100 boarders from the UK and other countries around the world, adding an important international and multi-cultural dimension to the school.

We are seeking well-qualified and enthusiastic graduates to join our staff as Boarding House Assistants starting in September 2018 and January 2019.

The roles are likely to suit those seeking experience of working with children prior to pursuing a professional career in boarding, teaching or any aspect of education. You will have a strong empathy with children and young teenagers and you can help to build a strong sense of community within which every pupil supports each other to live happy, confident and successful lives. You will be able to demonstrate your talents in a new role that is as diverse and challenging as it is rewarding.

As well as excellent communication skills you should bring strong administrative abilities and a well organised approach. A friendly, nurturing and sympathetic attitude is also important. High levels of energy and stamina are needed to make the most of this post.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • A good general level of education
  • Knowledge of the statement of national minimum standards for boarding schools (NMS)
  • A positive and sympathetic approach to children
  • Ability to work as part of a team

This is a full-time residential position during term time and duties will be based in the boarding house. Single accommodation within the boarding house will be provided all year round together with all meals during term-time.

Closing date for applications is 25 May with interviews likely to be held during week of 4 June 2018.

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the HR & Compliance Officer, Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Nursery Assistant

Full-time (term time) from September 2018

We require an enthusiastic, talented and caring Assistant to join our Nursery, ‘Little Godstowe’. 

Godstowe is a thriving, busy school enjoying a famous reputation in its field.  Our Nursery children are taught in a bright and airy building at the centre of our site.  The building has recently been completely refurbished and adjusted to accommodate a modern Nursery within a traditional setting.   The Nursery operates term time only and accepts children from the age of 3.  

The successful candidate will join a professional and happy team.  At Godstowe, children in the Nursery follow the Early Years curriculum.  The Nursery programme focuses on all aspects of the children’s academic and artistic development, with strong pastoral support and close links with parents being required at all times. 

If your Early Years practice is of an excellent standard and you are ready for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you.  We require a NNEB / Level 3 qualified and experienced Assistant.

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 18 May 2018 with first round interviews likely to be held during week of 21 May

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the Head’s P.A., Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 1 and Early Years

Part-time (4 days per week, Tuesdays to Fridays) from September 2018

We require an enthusiastic, talented and caring Teaching Assistant to join our Pre-Preparatory department. 

Godstowe is a thriving, busy school enjoying a famous reputation in its field.  Our Pre-Prep occupies several buildings at the centre of our site.  The Teaching Assistant will be working with our Year 2 children for three days per week and assist in our Nursery for one day per week.  

The successful candidate will join a professional and happy team.  At Godstowe, children in the Nursery and Pre-Prep follow the Early Years and Key Stage 1 curriculum.  The programme focuses on all aspects of the children’s academic and artistic development, with strong pastoral support and close links with parents being required at all times.  The Assistant will be involved with the pastoral care of the children, will supervise in the playground at break times and also help the children prepare for the games and swimming lessons.

If you are experienced at working with young children and are NNEB / Level 3 qualified, and you are ready for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you. 

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 18 May 2018 with first round interviews likely to be held during week of 21 May

To apply for this position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  Please complete our application form and send it, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Ms Sophie Green.  Applications can be submitted either via email to the Head’s P.A., Mrs Ackermann, at gackermann@godstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

Godstowe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Description

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Recruitment Selection and Disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

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Godstowe resides in 12 acres of parkland overlooking High Wycombe