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Godstowe resides in 12 acres of parkland overlooking High Wycombe

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Director of Finance & Operations

Director of Finance and Operations

Godstowe is seeking an inspirational individual with strong financial and commercial background to undertake the role of Director of Finance and Operations.  That person should have a proven track record in leadership and development and first class inter-personal and communication skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join the school at an exciting time, to join the Senior Management Team and to make a significant contribution to shaping the future of the school.

Godstowe is a happy and thriving preparatory school for girls aged 7 to 13, approximately a third of whom are boarders. We also have a lively Pre-Prep and Nursery for girls and boys aged 3 to 7.  The school is set in 12 acres of parkland overlooking High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. Godstowe is well known for setting the highest possible standards and enjoys an enviable reputation.  We believe that we are the best at what we do, and are looking for someone of similar standing to join the team here.  Please take a look at our website www.godstowe.org to get an idea of the ethos and approach of the school, our activities and achievements.

If you have an affinity to education and a desire for a challenging and rewarding role, we look forward to hearing from you.

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, via email at headmistress@igodstowe.org , or by post to Godstowe Preparatory School, Shrubbery Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6PR

The closing date for receipt of applications is 26 February 2018

Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter

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. Applicants should read the school’s policies on ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection’ and ‘Recruitment Selection and Disclosure’ which are available on the school’s website.

Job description

Person specification

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding & child protection policy

Recruitment & disclosure policy

To apply:

Application form (PDF)

Application form (Word Doc)

Head of History

To start September 2018

Can you bring History to life? 

We require an inspirational, imaginative and dedicated Head of History to join a strong and motivated team of staff.  If you are dynamic, enthusiastic and dedicated to working with children, you could be just who we are looking for.  This is an opportunity to teach History to Years 5-8, at Common Entrance and scholarship level in the country’s leading girls’ prep boarding school.  Experience of teaching in the independent school sector is an advantage but by no means essential.
Godstowe is a thriving, busy school, enjoying a famous reputation in its field.  Outstanding standards are maintained within a happy, secure environment.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th February 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 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

Person Specification

Policies - please read

Safeguarding & child protection policy

Recruitment selection & disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

Housemistress

To start September 2018

We are seeking an outstanding, dynamic, enthusiastic and patient Housemistress for our boarding house that accommodates our youngest boarders, aged 7-11. The role of Housemistress is a highly fulfilling vocation.  The successful applicant will have enthusiasm for boarding life and in particular for nurturing our youngest boarders. She will lead a team of staff who are committed to the well-being of pupils in their care.

The position would suit someone with experience of working 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 her 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 Friday, 9 February 2018 with interviews likely to be held during week of 26 February 2018.

To apply for the position, please read our Safeguarding and Recruitment policies, which can be found below.  You should then 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

Person Specification

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding & child protection policy

Recruitment selection & disclosure policy

To apply:

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word Doc)

P.E Teacher

Full-time from September 2018

We require an enthusiastic and talented teacher of P.E. and Games to join our dynamic team of P.E. specialist teachers. 

Godstowe is a thriving, busy school enjoying a famous reputation in its field.  P.E. is taught to every child at Godstowe by a specialist teacher from Reception onwards.  The school boasts an enviable range of facilities, from a new multi-purpose Sports Hall and Dance Studio, to floodlit Netball and Tennis Courts, a Lacrosse pitch and Athletics track.  In addition, we are currently re-building our Swimming Pool, to a very high standard.

Experience of teaching P.E. or coaching sports is essential, especially Netball, although we would welcome applications from NQTs.  Experience of teaching other subjects would be an advantage.

If you are ready for a challenge, have a good sense of humour and love teaching, we want to hear from you.

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 23 February 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 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

Person Specification

Policies - please read:

Safeguarding and child protection policy

Recruitment selection and disclosure policy

To apply:

Application form (PDF)

Application form (Word Doc)

Reception Teacher

Full-time from September 2018

We require an enthusiastic, talented and caring teacher for one of our two Reception Classes. 

Godstowe is a thriving, busy school enjoying a famous reputation in its field.  Our Reception children are taught in a new, purpose-built classroom building which is at the heart of our Early Years and Pre-Prep Department (the ‘Lodge’).  Classes are small (a maximum of 18 pupils) and each Teacher is supported by a dedicated Teaching Assistant.  

The successful candidate will join a professional and happy team at the ‘Lodge’.  At Godstowe, children in the Reception year are taught Music and P.E. by a specialist teacher, enabling the class teacher to focus 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 teaching is of an excellent standard and you are ready for a new challenge, we would like to hear from you.  We require a qualified and experienced teacher and will consider an NQT for the position.

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 23 February 2018 with first round interviews likely to be held during week of 5 March

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

Person Specification

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