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Head of Pastoral

Job Title: Head of Pastoral - Taunton School International Middle School (TSIMS)
Job Reference No: 
Responsible to:
Head of TSIMS
Hours per week: 
Full time role
Comparable to the national pay spine for qualified teachers
Start date: 
September 2018
Closing date: 
Midday on 26 February 2018

Taunton School is over 170 years old and is an Independent School for approximately 1000 boys and girls aged 0-18 years, with circa 300 boarders. We aim to challenge, inspire and nurture young people to succeed in a global community. Taunton School International (TSI) was set up by Taunton School in 1996 to provide a first step for international students wishing to complete their education in a British school.

In 2012, Taunton School International expanded its provision by opening a Middle School (TSIMS, known internally as The Grange) for up to 60 international students aged 8 to 14. TSIMS is located 3 miles off campus and is largely self-contained, although students use Taunton School facilities for some lessons and for Games and are expected to join Taunton School or Taunton School Preparatory after a maximum time of a year. TSIMS also operates an academic Junior Summer School.

The School are now seeking to appoint to the role of Head of Pastoral to oversee the pastoral welfare of international students from ages 8-14. The role will also have a teaching element on a reduced timetable and you will be expected to teach PSHEE plus one other subject (ICT, EAL, Geography or History) to small class sizes of highly motivated students. It is essential that the successful candidate has a minimum of three years’ full time, relevant experience. Experience of working with international students and in a boarding school would be desirable.

Our School ethos is of a shared responsibility and positive contribution from all to the life and work of this busy six-day-a-week boarding and day community. This is what makes Taunton School such a thriving, energetic and well-rounded Independent School. We offer a competitive package and an outstanding educational environment in which to work.

Application details: Please complete and submit a Taunton School application form and equal opportunities monitoring form accompanied with a covering letter to tsrecruit@tauntonschool.co.uk. Alternatively, applications can be posted to the HR Department at the main School address. Please note CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on 26 February 2018.
Interview date: 03 March 2018

Download the Taunton School application form in MS Word format here
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Taunton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check.

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer and sets out to be caring and reasonable in its approach to all staff; it values its staff and has been accredited with the Investors in People gold standard.