Head of English

Required from September 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational, motivated and experienced teacher to join the school as Head of English. The role of Head of English is pivotal to the success of the school and for the right candidate there may be an opportunity to also lead our dynamic drama department. You will be responsible for the leadership and management of this highly successful department.  The successful applicant will teach to Common Entrance and Scholarship level and will be expected to make a full contribution to all aspects of boarding life.

We therefore invite applications from existing Heads of English or experienced teachers who are looking for a new challenge to lead a department. Applicants must be willing to immerse themselves in the sporting, extra-curricular and pastoral life of this busy boys’ prep school.

Elstree is a highly successful boys’ boarding and day school with well-motivated and purposeful pupils, and a friendly, welcoming common room. It is an exciting place to work. We prepare boys for the leading public schools and we seek a dynamic person to head this thriving department.

Applications should be submitted to or sent to Recruitment, Elstree School, Upper Woolhampton, Reading. Berkshire. RG7 5TD

Closing date: Monday, 13th February 2017
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place at Elstree the week starting Monday, 20th February 2017.  Early applications are welcomed. 

Elstree School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks with past employers and a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Head of English Briefing Pack

To apply for any of our open vacancies, please download and review the forms and documents below:

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