School Vacancies

Current Job Vacancies at Daneshill:

SENCO – Learning Support Coordinator

We are looking to appoint a full-time experienced SENCO to work in this exceptionally friendly and high achieving school. In this post you will lead a small team to review Education Healthcare Plans and ensure provision is in place across the school to meet student’s needs. You will liaise with teachers and visiting professional to ensure these needs are communicated and delivered effectively in this busy school. You will be Level 5 or 7 qualified and have an in-depth knowledge of SEN code of practice 2014 and the EHCP process. You should also demonstrate an understanding of outstanding classroom practice across the school ability range.

Daneshill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check, receipt of a completed application form and satisfactory references being received.

Salary: negotiable

Start Date: Sept 2020 or earlier

Please email for an application form, job description and person specification


Head of Communications and Office Support

The Head of Communications will report directly to the Registrar and will play a major role in defining, developing and delivering the external communications strategy for Daneshill.

Main duties and responsibilities

Marketing and Communications

To develop, communicate and review the school-wide communication strategy and marketing plan.

To communicate effectively the Daneshill story to a wide range of stakeholders including, but not limited to, current and prospective families, former pupils, current staff and the local community.

To prepare and review all marketing materials and to develop relevant channels of communication.

To work collaboratively with the Registrar in the exchange of data related to event attendance and applicant numbers, devising appropriate strategies to ensure optimum levels of interest and acceptance.

To manage the school website and to ensure it is current, both in content and message.

To develop newsletters, social media campaigns and a school magazine in whichever format best meets the needs of the school.

To manage the school’s PR function, including the management of emergency communications.

To be the school’s brand champion in collaboration with the Wellington Estates head of marketing and to deliver a consistent and current message to all stakeholders.

To prepare reports for, and to report to, the Governors from time to time.

To deliver effective and memorable major pupil recruitment events, such as Open Mornings, and provide input on other whole school events, such as sports day Bonfire Night etc

To establish and deliver a coherent approach to long-lasting links with current students, their families and with ex pupils and their parents.

To assist in the school’s communications with ex Daneshill pupils paying close regard to the demands of current legislation, including GDPR.

To work closely with the Friends of Daneshill to advance their work.

As a part of a busy office you will be expected to support the work of the other members of the team as required including their provision of first aid (training provided where required).

This job description is not exhaustive; it will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the school

Daneshill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please email for application details.

Closing date for applications: 27th February 2020

Interviewing: w/c 2nd March 2020


Science Teacher

The successful candidate will understand, value and nurture Daneshill School’s ethos and will build upon the School’s success, whilst preserving its culture.


He/she will carry out the professional duties of a teacher in a busy and diverse school, committed to high standards of care.

The candidate will teach Science across the ability and age range, from KS2 to Common Entrance and public school scholarship.  They will be able and willing to teach other subjects if required, with Maths being an advantage.

They will deliver agreed Schemes of Work, and carry out the important role of form tutor

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Daneshill Pay Scale, with potential for management opportunities.

Our offer:

  • Small class sizes: 18 or fewer
  • Generous holidays
  • A working environment which values initiative
  • A small caring community
  • A beautiful rural setting
  • An excellent school community with delightful children and supportive, engaged families
  • Active and supportive governors and parents
  • A bright and modern teaching environment

Person Specification: 

The ideal candidate would have the following key skills, experience and attributes:

Qualifications and Experience

  • A good subject relevant Degree, with teaching qualification
  • Good understanding and knowledge of current educational issues for the 7 – 13 age group.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to listen, consult and discuss
  • Excellent Computing/ICT and Literacy skills
  • Willingness to be visible and act as a high profile ambassador for the School to current and prospective parents
  • Ability to relate effectively to all sections of the School community
  • Ability to lead, inspire and motivate pupils
  • Ability to drive innovation in science and make contribution to the department’s development plan and associated departmental documents
  • Ability to manage change successfully
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Highly efficient, with excellent time management skills
  • Commitment to achieving the highest possible academic standards.


  • Natural empathy with the underlying pastoral ethos of Daneshill
  • Commitment to the welfare of pupils
  • Excellent judgement and integrity
  • Confident and assured communicator
  • Strong, dynamic and inspirational
  • Strong team player
  • Calm under pressure
  • Strategic and forward-looking
  • Adaptable, collaborative and decisive
  • Flexibility of approach and prepared to use initiative
  • Knowledgeable and approachable, able to relate to pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.

Please email for application details.

Closing date for applications: 4th March 2020

Interviewing: w/c 9th March 2020