Prep Teacher (Fixed Term)
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation pay scale, dependent of experience
0.8 FTE over five days, Monday to Friday.
30th Nov 2023
Chorister School, Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation invites applications for a suitably qualified, exceptional teacher to teach in our Prep Department (Upper Key Stage 2, Year 5/6).
This position will suit an experienced or recently qualified teacher who is enthusiastic and creative in their approach to teaching and learning and who demonstrates a commitment to high quality education and expectations.
The successful candidate will be willing to contribute to the life of our busy, thriving school. In your application, please state your particular areas of interest and strengths within the primary curriculum.
The post is 0.8 fte over five days. It is a temporary, fixed term contract for the Spring and Summer terms of this academic year. The position has arisen due to increasing numbers on roll.
Hours of Work
Monday – Friday: Core School day hours 8.15 – 4.10pm, duty rota for After School Duties and Supervised Prep.
Durham Cathedral School Foundation term time inc. INSET days.
Salary: Durham Cathedral Schools Salary scale (dependent on experience)
Full details of the post and the application process can be found on our website
Work at Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation | Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation (dcsf.org.uk) or by contacting our HR department HR@dcsf.org.uk
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th November 2023
Interviews: Tuesday 5th December 2023
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is committed to promoting the safeguarding of children and expects all employees to share this commitment. Any job offer will be made subject to satisfactory checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
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Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation
Learning has been part of the life of Durham for a thousand years. The Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation was formed in 2021 as a result of the merger between Durham School and The Chorister School. Both schools have been at the heart of the city’s education for most of that time; founded in the early fifteenth century as schools for “grammar and song” by Bishop Thomas Langley, Durham School was again refounded by Henry VIII in 1541. In a somewhat odd local tradition the Cathedral is often know as Abbey, expecially by Dunelmians and Old Dunelmians.
Durham School moved from its mediaeval home on Palace Green to its current location in 1844; although the city centre is only ﬁve minutes’ walk away, the School has a peaceful, rural atmosphere.
Today, the Foundation educates around 720 pupils. The Chorister School is our prep school, and is for girls and boys aged 3-11.
Durham School is our senior school, and is for girls and boys aged 11-18. Boarding is available to pupils aged 8 and up, and 20% of our pupils board. Just over a third of our pupils are girls.
Our vibrant and successful Sixth Form prepares pupils for the next stage of their journey. Within a community shaped by moral integrity and kindness, we cultivate ambition and responsibility, giving all Dunelmians the foundations to be happy and make a positive mark in the world.
By embracing this ethos, our pupils not only learn to pass their examinations today, but also receive an education that
gives them confidence for life and respect for all.
Durham Cathedral Schools Foundation has a long and ancient history. The secret to our longevity is our passionate teachers,
who, using innovative approaches and new technologies, seek to kindle the intellectual curiosity of our pupils, preparing them to answer the questions of tomorrow.