Housemistress of Pimlico
Depending on qualifications and experience
Full Time Residential
This position represents an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced individual to lead the day-today running of a busy boarding house as well as the pastoral care of girls aged 11-18.
Durham School seeks to appoint a suitably qualified boarding Housemistress/master for September 2021. This position is full-time and residential, and will ideally suit a candidate with experience of working in a boarding environment who wants to contribute to the running of this thriving and busy School. The successful candidate will lead all aspects of the House with direct responsibility for the welfare of pupils and management of staff. While the current post-holder and other Senior Housemasters and Housemistresses are teachers in the senior school, applications from colleagues with a non-teaching background would also be welcome.
All applications are to be submitted on the school’s application form and can be downloaded by clicking the link below. If you have a background in teaching, please use the ‘teaching’ version of the application form provided. Please send through all completed applications to Receptionist, Mrs Alex Jung on email@example.com.
The deadline for all applications is 12noon Wednesday 17 March but please feel free to submit your application as soon as possible.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 22 March. The interview process will include the teaching of a lesson (if appropriate to the applicant`s application profile), running a pupil workshop, the opportunity to meet House staff, a tour of the Private Side accommodation, as well as visit the School. Further details and a schedule will be provided in advance of the interview.
Durham School is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. any position will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Durham School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.
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Learning has been part of the life of Durham for a 1000 years, and Durham School has been at the heart of the city’s education for most of that time; originally founded as the monastic grammar school, the School was endowed by Cardinal Langley in 1414 and refounded by Henry VIII at the dissolution of the abbey in 1541. The School moved from its mediaeval home on Palace Green to its current location in 1841; although the city centre is only five minutes’ walk away, the School has a peaceful, rural atmosphere.
Today, the School educates 525 pupils, at Bow for girls and boys aged 3-11 and at Durham School for girls and boys aged 11-18, of whom a quarter board and approximately a third are girls. The vibrant and successful Sixth Form prepares pupils for the final stage of their education and all pupils progress to university. Within a community shaped by moral integrity and kindness, we cultivate responsibility and ensure that all Dunelmians can thrive, be happy, and make a positive mark in the world. In doing this, our pupils learn to pass their examinations today while receiving an education that will last beyond their examinations.
While the School has a long and ancient history, it is far from rooted in the past; through the use of innovative approaches, continuing professional development, and the latest technology, teachers seek to kindle intellectual
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Applying by post
All applications are to be submitted on the School’s application form.
Please send through all completed applications to Receptionist, Mrs Alex Jung on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Jung on 0191 731 9270.