Housemistress (Sixth Form, Girls)

New Hall School, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC0-132S Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: up to £54,077pa
Position Start Date: 01/01/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/10/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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New Hall School requires, from 1 January/April/September 2022, a non-teaching or teaching Housemistress (Sixth Form, Girls)
Competitive salary: non-teaching up to £46,018pa/teaching up to £54,077pa
Excellent benefits & CPD

The job title at New Hall for this role is Head of Boarding (Dennett House). This is an exciting professional opportunity to take up a key leadership and management role in the largest Catholic boarding & day school in the UK. In recent years, New Hall Heads of Boarding (HoB) have progressed to headship in the preparatory and senior school sectors. The HoB will have overall pastoral responsibility for the well-being of boarding girls in the Sixth Form. The HoB will be expected to give outstanding leadership to the House team. The HoB is expected to understand and be prepared to commit to the Catholic ethos of the School. Catholic candidates who are keen to contribute to the Catholic life of the School are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate will have relevant boarding experience. Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to Sixth Form girls are essential. This is a residential post and family accommodation is provided, attached to the Boarding House. The post is available to non-teaching or teaching applicants. It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post-holder be female for reasons of privacy and decency.

New Hall is committed to increasing representation of ethnic minority backgrounds among staff across all roles and at all levels, to reflect our diverse student population. The School's Equal Opportunities Policy is available on the School's website.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 1 October 2021
Early applications are encouraged and interviews may take place on a rolling basis
JOB ID: NH0253
New Hall is committed to safeguarding pupils. There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.
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Alternatively, please contact the HR Department on 01245 467 588.

Information about the School

New Hall is a Catholic independent boarding & day school for girls and boys aged 1-18. New Hall School operates the highly successful 'diamond model', where students are educated in co-educational classes from ages 1 to 11 and at Sixth Form. However, from ages 11 to 16 they are taught in single-sex lessons. Click on one of the four diamonds below to find out more about our divisions.

The main benefits of the 'diamond model' and five years of single-sex teaching, derive from the ability to tailor pastoral and academic provision more sensitively and expertly to the needs of young people going through the physical, emotional and social upheaval of adolescence. Young teenagers are liberated from the negative peer pressure of having to perform in mixed classes. The gender stereotyping of subjects is also removed. Girls and boys follow an identical curriculum and do not learn to perceive subjects as being more suited to either girls or boys.

The Sixth Form experience at New Hall is about expanding students' horizons, both in their specialist areas of study and, more generally, in terms of their personal development.

From the moment New Hall students first travel up the mile-long, tree-lined avenue that leads to the grand façade of the former Tudor palace, they will be given individual opportunities to grow, learn, be challenged and to develop into confident young men and women. New Hall is set in an idyllic and convenient location, on the outskirts of the City of Chelmsford, Essex, just 30 minutes by train from London and within easy reach of all major London airports.

As a Catholic independent boarding & day school, at New Hall with every student we aim to educate the whole person: academically, creatively and socially, in a community which also nurtures the spiritual dimensions of human life.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Claire Bidwell
The Avenue
Boreham, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 3HS
Telephone: 01245 467588