Belmont School is an independent day, flexi and weekly boarding school for boys and girls aged 2 to 16.
Situated close to the town of Dorking in the Surrey Hills, Belmont enjoys a 65 acre rural site enabling pupils to enjoy a vibrant, creative and wholesome school environment. The school has two form entry per year group with class sizes no larger than 20 pupils. The Early Years is for pupils up to Reception class; the Prep School is for Years 1 to 6 and the Senior School is for Years 7 and above.
In response to demand, and in order to build upon our current success, Belmont is expanding its age range to 16+ over the coming years, beginning with the first Year 9 cohort in September 2020 and growing incrementally with the first Year 11 cohort taking their GCSE examinations in the Trinity Term 2023. Currently we teach both ISEB Common Entrance and Scholarship level in Year 8 and intend to continue this practice for as long as this is considered to be most advantageous to our pupils’ requirements.
We are looking for a vibrant and energetic teacher of Science and Mathematics who possesses a flexibility of approach, a sense of fun, a readiness to respond to pupils’ individual needs and an enthusiastic, open approach to teaching. We seek a colleague who is passionate and knowledgeable about their subject and able to communicate this to the students. both in the delivery of lessons and in the generation of new resourcing and assessment techniques.
The successful candidate will need to be comfortable in a team atmosphere and willing to take on responsibility within that team from the outset. She or he will also be open to promoting cross-curricular links with other department areas as appropriate. However, any new member of the team can expect support at every level.
Due to the expansion of the School’s age range, the successful candidate is likely to teach both Mathematics and Science from Year 5 upwards, moving gradually over the coming three years to a full Science programme.
• Applicants are asked to complete an application form and to enclose a handwritten letter of application addressed to the Headmistress.
• Applications should be scanned and submitted electronically no later than 9.00am on Thursday 28th November.
• The successful candidate must be able to satisfy the School’s health requirements and a confidential medical declaration is required.
• Interviews will be held at the School shortly after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the School for interviews and will also have the opportunity to see the department, meet the staff, and demonstrate their teaching skills in the classroom.
• Proof of the candidate’s suitability to work in the UK will be required prior to interview.
• The post will begin in September 2020 or as soon as possible after that date.
Belmont Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.