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Prep School Teacher (Year 1) - Maternity Cover - Maternity

Dover College, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6003-31T
  • Posted:27/11/2019
  • Pay:Dover College MPS
  • Start Date:24th February 2020
  • App Close Date:03/01/2020 at 17:00
  • Interviews:9th & 10th January 2020


Dover College seeks to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher to join the Prep School for maternity cover at a very exciting stage in its development. The Prep School is an already successful one and this is looking to develop further to be outstanding. The post would suit either a very experienced teacher or an NQT as we offer an excellent NQT program and a supportive environment to foster personal and professional development.

Our ideal candidate will be capable of engaging students with a wide range of abilities. You will be passionate and inspiring and want to share that with your pupils. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of the school. An interest in provision/games would be beneficial.

This role will require an excellent knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for English and Mathematics. A sound knowledge of cross-curricular and creative learning is essential.

Applications should consist of a CV, covering letter and a Dover College application form stating two referees.

As the information contained on the form is used during the selection process, it is essential that you complete all sections as fully as possible. If there is not enough space provided on the form, please continue on a separate sheet of paper. On each additional sheet that you use, please write your name and the post applied for, together with the section that you are answering.

Applications should be made by post to the School address, or by email to the Headmaster – headmaster@dovercollege.org.uk 

Information about the school

The College was founded in 1871 by local businessmen as a school principally for the local children, but has since developed an international pupil base. Dover College was one of the first schools considered a “Public School” as evidenced by its inclusion amongst only twenty-five other such schools in the first edition of the Public Schools’ Yearbook published in 1889. Dover College maintains the original characteristics of its inception – a school which caters not only for a broad range (both academically and socially) of local pupils, keeping its fees affordable to achieve this, but also caters for a significant minority of pupils from overseas.

We are very much a family school, catering for pupils from age 3 to 18. Many of our pupils have siblings at the school, and in some cases, their parents were here too. Pupils and parents are very loyal and supportive of their school. We have a reputation for outstanding pastoral care and as a result, pupils are remarkably tolerant and understanding of one another.

Our new Connected Curriculum, has recently had a root-and-branch review as part of the College’s development plan, Project 150, is creative, well planned, wide ranging and enriching. Its balance and focus on individual development helps us to stimulate an enquiring mind, establishing key skills and a wealth of experience in our pupils that will be of great benefit to them for the future. The College gains outstanding results at A Level and BTEC with excellent value-added results at GCSE.

Candidates are encouraged to clearly celebrate their conventional, and unconventional interests on their application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Skinner, PA to the Headmaster
  • Address:Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RH
  • Telephone: 01304 244501
  • Email: headmaster@dovercollege.org.uk


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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.