Ref. Number: 31090
We are looking for a fully qualified Montessori Directress for our class of oldest children. The school is in a Victorian House with each teacher having responsibility for their own room. There are ten children in the group at any one time and there are sixteen key children in total.
The teachers arrive at 8.15am and depart at 4.30pm, except for one day per week, when they join in with after school care until 6.30pm. During the day, we have a varied timetable consisting of the Montessori work cycle, daily lessons given by visiting vocational teachers, programmes in nutrition, art, philosophy, mindfulness and of course outdoor play.
Our teachers have nine weeks holiday taken during our school closure and holiday school periods. Five of these weeks are taken at Christmas, Easter and in August, with the remainder taken throughout the year by choice.
Staff meeting s are held every week within the school day and one on the first Thursday of every month from 6.30pm until 8.00pm. Our learning journeys are done on Tapestry and time is given to upload these during the school day. Teachers are welcome to stay after school if they would like to spend more time on them or in preparation for the school day.
We are looking for someone who really engages in the philosophy and practice of the Montessori method and who would like a room in which they can create and maintain a beautiful prepared environment. A sense of pride in their classroom, children and their own work ethic is essential, along with a very smart appearance and fluent spoken and written English.
The salary is competitive and dependent on experience.
To apply, please send your CV and an up to date photo to: