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Teacher Of English And Film Studies - Maternity

Cobham Hall, Cobham

  • Ref:KCC886-6044-18T
  • Posted:22/11/2019
  • Pay:According to experience and qualifications
  • Start Date:February 2020
  • App Close Date:06/12/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well qualified teacher of English and Film Studies, with the passion and motivation to inspire our students.  The successful candidate will be teaching small mixed ability classes of highly motivated students from KS3 through to KS5.   A Level Film Studies is taught in the sixth form.  20% PPA is provided.   Cobham Hall is in school for 32 weeks a year and currently has an additional week set aside for INSET and preparation.  Salary will be according to experience and qualifications.

Job Description, Assistant Teachers

The Assistant Teacher is directly accountable to his/her Head of Faculty and to the Headmistress, but will also be expected to liaise with the Deputy Headmistress, Director of Studies, Heads of School, Housemistresses and Form Tutors when necessary.

At Cobham Hall the role of Assistant Teacher, whether full or part-time, involves not only teaching one's subject as well as possible, but also contributing to the life of the community as a whole.  The following guidelines indicate what is expected:-

  1. Planning courses, preparing lessons, setting prep and marking work.
  2. Assessing and reporting on students' academic progress and attitude.
  3. Setting and marking examination papers and invigilating examinations as required.
  4. Ensuring that teaching rooms constitute a well-ordered and educationally stimulating environment.
  5. Maintaining high standards of discipline, courtesy and appearance among students.
  6. In common with all members of staff taking responsibility for the welfare and safety of students.
  7. Participating in extra-curricular activities, e.g. visits, clubs, matches, rehearsals, trips, exchanges, lectures, special events or performances as required, when possible.
  8. Attending parents' meetings and major School functions.
  9. Attending staff meetings and departmental meetings.
  10. Providing cover for absent colleagues when necessary.
  11. Registering when present in School for safety reasons.
  12. Periodically reviewing teaching methods and subject expertise, and participating in INSET courses with regard to professional development.
  13. Contributing to the Saturday morning academic programme as directed by the Head of Faculty or Deputy Headmistress.
  14. Contributing infrequently to supervisory duties including escort duty and meal supervision.
  15. Acting as a Form Tutor if required.
  16. Attending and possibly participating in School assemblies.
  17. Supporting the competitive Houses.
  18. To carry out duties which the Headmistress may, from time-to-time, reasonably assign.

Person Specification


  •  Graduate or equivalent in relevant subject.
  • Teaching qualification preferred but experience will be considered

 Personal Skills

 Able to:

  • Motivate and inspire pupils of all levels.
  • Work as part of the English Faculty and the wider whole School staff team.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in the teaching of English.
  • Have sound IT skills.
  • Be a good administrator.

An application form (CVs alone will not be considered) and job description/specification can be found on our website www.cobhamhall.com/vacancies or for further information, please contact Mrs Jacky Elliman on 01474 823371.   We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.


Information about the school

Cobham Hall is a successful, independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11 - 18 years based in the heart of Kent within a magnificent Tudor manor house, set in 150 acres of historic parkland.

As a Round Square School, we believe in an educational philosophy that is exemplified by our motto: “There is more in you than you think”. All staff will be expected to embrace the School’s Core Values: Respect, Kindness, Honesty, Tolerance and Trust.

The School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to a DBS check.

Registered Charity No. 313650

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jackie Elliman
  • Address:Cobham Hall , Cobham , Kent, DA12 3BL
  • Telephone: 01474 823371
  • Email: vacancies@cobhamhall.com
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.