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MILTON ABBEY Co-educational boarding and day school for ages 13 - 18

Head of English for September 2011 Information for applicants

MILTON ABBEY Coeducational boarding and day school for ages 13 - 18

Background Information Milton Abbey is a co-educational boarding and day school for 13 – 18 years committed to the individual, and delivers an education that is meant to challenge, stretch and develop young men and women into leaders and assured adults who possess confidence without arrogance. At Milton Abbey’s heart is a philosophy of developing each and every girl and boy into fully rounded people academically, culturally, spiritually, and within a caring, supportive environment. We are inclusive and ambitious for every pupil. Success, in whatever form, is celebrated. To underline this commitment, Milton Abbey will be joining the Round Square group of schools in 2012. In January 2011 the Headmaster announced Milton Abbey’s new development plan, launching co-education throughout the school from September 2012. To underline the school’s commitment to boarding, over the coming two years Milton Abbey will also be building three new boarding houses which will ensure that our facilities rank as some of the very best in the country. With three resident house staff in each house, individual study bedrooms for all sixth formers, excellent social areas and full matron supervision, our boys and girls will have a home from home. The School lies in a wooded valley and occupies the site of a former Benedictine Monastery, founded over 1000 years ago. The two remaining Monastery buildings, the Abbey (which is used as the School Chapel) and the Abbots Hall (which is the used as the School Dining Hall), around which a Georgian mansion was built in the late 18th Century, form the main accommodation for the School. Modern facilities on a par with much larger schools have been added, including a Music School, Art School, classrooms and laboratories, an ICT centre, a fully stocked library, Technology workshops, a 370 seat theatre, a 25 metre indoor pool, recreation hall and full sized astro-turf. The school has stabling for up to eight horses, a pheasant shoot, an ambitious self sufficiency market garden project, pigs and a working ferret hut. The school is run by the Headmaster, supported by the Deputy Head, a teaching staff of 40 and has a capacity of 300 pupils. It has six houses, all of which are located within the main school building until the new boarding houses are completed in 2012. All staff appointed are expected to contribute to the boarding ethos of the school, supporting both the Assistant Head (Pastoral) with pastoral work and the (Assistant Head) Activities with a full and busy games programme. Candidates are encouraged to clearly celebrate their conventional, and unconventional, interests on their application. Appointments will be made subject to a full CRB check and the receipt of satisfactory references. For more information please see the school’s website:

MILTON ABBEY Coeducational boarding and day school for ages 13 - 18

Head of English September 2011 For September 2011 we are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, ambitious, inspirational and highly motivated Head of English, to join Milton Abbey at an exciting time in its history as it embraces full coeducation, and embarks upon a development plan that will herald the building of three new boarding houses. The successful applicant will be responsible for the running of the department and management of three other members of staff. He/she will be passionate about the subject and rigorous in enforcing high academic standards. Likewise, the Head of English would be expected to have weekly meetings with his/her department, and undertake a process of curriculum review over the year 2011 – 2012 in preparation for Milton Abbey becoming a full coeducational school. The successful applicant will work closely with the Assistant Head (Academic) on helping to develop whole school academic policy. A commitment to contribute fully to the extra-curricular life of this busy, seven day a week boarding school would be an advantage. Salary according to Milton Abbey’s own scale. Accommodation may be available. Department The department currently consists of four specialists. Applications Applications should consist of the school application form, a CV, covering letter and a Milton Abbey School application form stating three referees. If you need to ask for more information, please feel free to email the Assistant Head (Academic), Mike Sharp [email protected] Interviews Candidates short-listed for interview will be asked to teach a lesson. Please address your letter to the Headmaster, and send the letter and application form to: Miss Lynne Hughes PA to the Finance Director Milton Abbey School Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 0BZ Closing date for applications is Friday 11th February 2011 at noon

MILTON ABBEY Coeducational boarding and day school for ages 13 - 18

Information on Dorset Milton Abbey is located in one of arguably the most beautiful parts of the country. Set in rolling countryside, the school is within easy reach of Blandford Forum, Dorchester, Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and Shaftsbury. Dorchester and Blandford Forum have good state schools, shopping facilities and amenities. The nearest train stations are Wareham and Gillingham.

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For more information, please visit the following websites: Blandford Town Council Dorchester Town Council North Dorset District Council Milton Abbas Street Fayre Milton Abbey School Weddings Dorset Estate Agents