We are seeking a qualified and experienced person to take responsibility for the leadership of the SEND (Learning Support) Department. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with strong inter-personal and administrative skills. They will possess the drive and energy to operate as the lead teacher with whole School responsibility for those pupils with Additional Needs, such as EAL, and with Special Education Needs.

The candidate must be well qualified in supporting those with Special Educational Needs and have extensive experience in a school, college, or similar environment. They will have the ability to work closely with other teaching staff, as well as winning the confidence of pupils and communicating clearly with parents. The ability to offer some subject teaching is desirable.

The School
Ashfold is a leading independent prep school for approximately 300 boys and girls aged 3-13 years. The School is set in a beautiful Jacobean mansion with its own thirty acre estate on the edge of the village of Dorton in the Buckinghamshire countryside, close to Thame, Oxford, Bicester and Aylesbury.
Alongside an excellent all-round education, we pride ourselves in offering children a wealth of opportunities to participate in sports, the arts, drama and music as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. The school week runs from Monday – Friday and we offer optional boarding up to four nights a week, as well as a rich and varied extra-curricular programme.

Please visit Staff Vacancies – Ashfold Private Independent School ( and complete the Ashfold Application Form and submit prior to the closing date.
We reserve the right to close the application process earlier if we receive a sufficient number of suitable applications from candidates.
Applications not submitted on the Ashfold Application Form, or applications not completed in full, will not be considered.

Please see candidate brochure

Closing date: 12pm on Friday 8 March 2024.
Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview on Tuesday 12 or Wednesday 13 March 2024; however, we reserve the right to interview sooner for early applications that meet the selection criteria.

Ashfold is committed to the protections and safety of its children and the successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Charity Number 272663.