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  • Job Title

    Trainee Counsellor

  • Location

    Streatham, Greater London

  • Posted

    15th July 2024

  • School

    Dunraven School

  • Salary


  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Trainee Counsellor (volunteer opportunity) Start date: Not applicable. Successful applicants will start their placement once the school’s safer recruitment checks have been comple ...

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About our school

A Warm Welcome

We are proud to lead Dunraven, a 4-18, All Through School, one of the 5 schools which form the Dunraven Educational Trust. This structure offers our children - and their families - a unique educational opportunity as well as the chance for the school to create an exciting and enriched learning experience for all its students. Our primary team are very excited to be working with our children and look forward to seeing them develop and grow as learners. In our Secondary phase, we will continue to work hard to ensure that we build successfully on those excellent foundations all the way to A level and the life beyond school. 


Our Aim

What are we striving to achieve at Dunraven School?

The school's aim is 'Excellence for All' and we are at an exciting stage of our development. Our results continue to improve, remaining to remain strong and well above national averages and representing positive 'value added'. We are proud of our recent Ofsted inspection in March 2023 when Ofsted judged our school as Good with Outstanding features and are determined to strive towards Excellence for All. We are one of very few schools with Platinum Artsmark Status and are a National Support School. 

Why Work for us?

A great place to work

A great place to work. The visit of OFSTED in March 2023 judged Dunraven as ‘good’ with outstanding features Such an outcome is the result of the continued hard work of our staff and students – supported by their families – over time.

Headteachers to add reasons why their school is a great place to work (include the advantage of being within a larger Trust, strong leadership, CPD, shared expertise, wellbeing initiatives (EAP, cycle to work), celebration of events etc).

Dunraven is a happy and enjoyable place to work. Staff benefit from a range of wellbeing activities ranging from musical events to our employee assistance programme. Most importantly they benefit from joining our brilliant staff team: longevity of service (an increasing rarity in schools) is a distinctive feature of the Dunraven staff body who are committed to ‘Excellence for All’ our young people.

Staff development and professional development is a strength of the school: over the last 15 years Dunraven has contributed multiple Headteachers to the school system and the shared expertise of the team is considerable. Leaders at all levels bring experience and consistency to the school.

We are also part of a larger family of schools - the Dunraven Educational Trust - including Rosendale and the Elmgreen Schools. Being part of something larger improves what we can provide for ourselves and for others. We are asked to provide support to other schools both across London and further afield. This tells you that others look at what we do and want us to share it with them.

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer a supportive and collegiate professional environment in which you can grow as an effective teacher.

For Teacher Training opportunities, please click here.

School Direct

Teacher Training


School Direct teacher training placements, leading to QTS with PGCE, are available in most subjects, some with enhanced salaries, in the Dunraven training partnership.  We offer bespoke training in our vibrant and varied primary and secondary schools, with employment and further development opportunities for successful trainees.

This link to the Department for Education website, gives more information about the application process.

Please click here for further information about our School Direct programmes and how to apply, or alternatively email:

Part of Dunraven Educational Trust


The Dunraven Educational Trust believes school's have a moral imperative to create the best educational provision that they can in order to serve the needs of their community effectively, now and in the future. The Trust has primary, secondary and sixth form phases and well established ITT provision. We are experienced and successful in supporting schools in a range of areas including leadership development, teaching and learning, finance and HR.


The Trust has one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

To visit our Trust career site, please click here.


Our Location

Leigham Court Road, London

Our Location

Our Location
CB24 4RS