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21 Mar 2024
Written by Lucy Goundry
Career News

Cranleigh School seeks to appoint for, September 2024, a good honours graduate to join our outstanding English Department for a one-year Graduate Assistant position. The post would suit someone who is looking to start a career in the subject. The successful candidate should expect to teach English in years 9 and 10, with the possibility of some A level teaching for the right candidate. The successful candidate will also show a willingness to contribute in other ways to the life of a busy boarding school.

Cranleigh is a leading, fully co-educational independent boarding and day Senior School consisting of around 700 girls and boys of 13–18 years. There is also a Preparatory School in close proximity.

Cranleigh aspires to be a beacon of excellence in learning and teaching and is committed to the continuing professional development of all employees.

The Cranleigh English department is a particularly friendly, cheerful group and currently consists of nine teachers: we get along very well and we hope to provide a good home for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher or trainee teacher.  Each year, we have around 40 students opting to take English at A Level, making it one of the most popular subject choices in the school.

We aim to recruit a graduate who will be able to enthuse and engage pupils across these year groups; someone who possesses a very sound grounding in literature and its contexts. The department will be helpful and supportive in enabling a new appointee to settle in and establish how the courses work; previous teaching experience is useful but by no means necessary.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about literature, good-humoured and a good team player.

In addition, they would be expected to get involved in all aspects of this busy boarding school.  They will be allocated to one of the eight boarding houses, in which they will act as tutor to a group of students and perform one boarding duty per week. All teachers are expected to contribute to the School’s co-curricular programme alongside their academic responsibilities.

Accommodation is available with the post and we offer a generous benefits package.

This is, initially, a fixed term appointment for one year from September 2024 and comes with a salary of circa £18,000. Accommodation and all meals in term-time are provided.

Please read our ‘Recruitment Pack’ to be found below, to gain an impression of the ethos to which it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of the post informally, please get in touch with Gordon Neill, the Head of English, by email in the first instance:

For further details and to apply, please see below:

Candidates are requested to submit a brief letter of application, together with a completed application form (apply below) supported by a full CV as soon as possible and no later than 9:00 am on 14th June 2024.

Candidates should state fully what their particular interests are and where they think they can make contributions to the wider life of the school.

Applications are considered as they are received and therefore the vacancy may close sooner than advertised.

Only applications submitted on the School’s Application Form will be considered. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Cranleigh School recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Cranleigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check.

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Closing Date: 14 June 2024

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