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Teacher of Science - Swanbourne House

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS08672
  • Closing date: 22nd October 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well qualified and ambitious Teacher of Science to work in this inspiring school. The aim of the school is to provide an excellent all-round education that brings out the best in each pupil according to their abilities and talents. We enthuse pupils with an exciting and tailored, all-round education which encourages them to think for themselves enabling them to realise their potential.

Start Date. January 2019

Salary. The School has its own salary scale which exceeds national scales. The salary will recognise the candidate’s experience; therefore applicants are asked to give details of their current remuneration package on their application form.

Contract Type. Full timeContract Term. Permanent

About Us

Swanbourne House is a friendly, family orientated preparatory school with strong boarding, positioned in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. Children come to us from the surrounding area and some from further afield. We prepare our children for entry into leading independent senior schools locally and nationally.


About the role

The Teacher of Science will report to the Head of Science and the Deputy Head Academic in all respects.

There are currently two scientists in the department, as well as a part-time technician. Science is currently taught as a single subject from Years 4-8 with the pupils taught in mixed ability form groups.

The precise nature of the teaching might be tailored to the skills and experience of the successful candidate although, given the nature of the Common Entrance and Scholarship Exams, it is essential that the post holder can teach up to Year 8.

About you

We are looking for an outstanding yet flexible and adaptable teacher.

We are looking to appoint someone who enjoys working with children, seeing them thrive and preparing them academically and holistically for the next stage in their education and life journey. With the possibility of promotional opportunities.

Other Information

Completed Application Forms. Your completed Application Form and Covering Letter must reach the School by midday Monday 22nd October 2018

Applications should be addressed to Mrs S Mitchell ,Deputy Head Swanbourne House School, Swanbourne, Near Milton Keynes, MK17 0HZ.

 Any queries please contact Miss N Castle Gordillo, on 01296 720264 or email personnel@swanbourne.org Acknowledgement. If you wish the safe receipt of your application to be acknowledged, then please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

Interviews. It is intended that interviews will be conducted during the week commencing 22nd October 2018

Swanbourne House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity. The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers to verify particular experience or qualifications. The successful candidate will need to complete a medical questionnaire. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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