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Ackworth School, a co-educational boarding and day school, was founded in 1779 by the Society of Friends (Quakers). It maintains its ethos and traditions and is still governed by the society although only a small minority of pupils and staff are from the Quaker tradition. The school is academically non-selective and provides an excellent range of facilities and extra-curricular opportunities. The school is a member of both HMC and SHMIS.

There are currently over 350 pupils in the senior school (aged 11-18) and 130 pupils in Coram House, the junior school (aged 3-11). Over 100 of the senior school are boarders. The school also has an international studies centre providing academic English language programmes. The school is set in beautiful grounds in the village of Ackworth. There are excellent transport links to nearby cities such as York, Leeds, Sheffield, Harrogate and Wakefield. The dales and the peak district are both just over one hour away.

Current Vacancies

Head of English

Deadline: Monday 12th April at 10.00 am

We are looking to appoint a Head of English as our current post holder leaves us to work abroad. The position is ideal for a teacher keen to gain, increase or bring experience of Department Leadership.

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Teacher of English (Part Time)

Deadline: Monday 19th April at 9.00 am

We are looking to appoint a part time Teacher of English as our current post holder is retiring after 28 years. The position is ideal for an NQT looking for a first or second post or someone with many years of experience.

We are currently finalising our requirements for the next academic year’s timetable but we anticipate that the role will be at least 0.6 FTE. Candidates who are able to teach other subjects such as RS and PSHE may be able to pick up additional lessons. Candidates should outline what other subjects they can teach, and to what level, in their application.

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Executive Assistant

Deadline: Wednesday 14th April at 9.00 am

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Executive Assistant to support the Bursar in dealing with all the non-educational aspects of the school.

We are looking for an organised and unflappable person who can prioritise effectively, display flexibility and work to tight deadlines. Our ideal candidate will display attention to detail, and be able to demonstrate high standards of presentation, both verbal and written to reflect the nature of the school.

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