Working at SHS Trust

Shrewsbury House is an academically rigorous school. The boys, from 7-13, are highly able and do benefit from being stretched intellectually and nurtured pastorally.

Teaching at Shrewsbury House affords the opportunity to prepare boys for some of the most competitive world-class senior schools. The following schools are regular destinations for our boys: Charterhouse, Cranleigh School, Eton College, Epsom College, Hampton School, Harrow School, King’s College School (Wimbledon), Radley College, Reed’s School, St John’s School, St Paul’s School, The Royal Grammar School (Guildford), Tonbridge School, Wellington College, Winchester College and Westminster School. We recruit subject specialists who have experience in a variety of different spheres. Opportunities for extensive CPD abound and staff members are encouraged to attend courses regularly. Mentoring and coaching are features of working within the Trust which many staff take advantage of. There are also opportunities to engage socially with other staff members.

Teaching at Shrewsbury House is not for the faint-hearted and it will only suit those who are committed to delivering a world-class education and genuinely love what they do. Teaching at Shrewsbury House is about empowering boys and creating an environment in which everybody is somebody and where boys are prepared for life, not just for a future school. We cater for the academically gifted as well as all-rounder candidates.

Shrewsbury House School is committed to providing the very highest standard of teaching and pastoral care possible. Our staff are dedicated and incredibly generous with time, going to great lengths to ensure that each child settles in, is well looked after and happy at school.

We recognise that our teachers and support staff are our greatest asset, and therefore, ensure that our recruitment, induction, training and opportunities for growth are designed to recruit and retain staff who are experts in their field.

Current Vacancies

HEAD of THE ROWANS (Wimbedon)

From April 2021

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience

The Rowans School is a popular and successful co-educational pre-prep for children between the ages of 3 and 7, situated in Wimbledon. The School is part of The Shrewsbury House School Trust.

The Rowans School opened in 1936 and prides itself on ensuring a nurturing start to school life by providing a broad and balanced curriculum within a stimulating, creative, happy, caring and respectful environment. Our priority is the well-being and happiness of each child and we aim to inspire each child to achieve their full potential and to prepare them to meet the challenges that they will experience at the next stage of their education with confidence and high self-esteem. The curriculum is designed to build strong academic foundations and has strong 7+ results. The Rowans is particularly successful in matching every child’s academic standard, aptitude and character to the best suitable school at 7+, ensuring that each child continues to thrive in the next stage of their education.

Following the promotion of the current Head to Executive Head of Shrewsbury House School Trust, the Governors now seek to appoint an energetic, innovative and visionary leader with a proven background of leadership and senior management in the pre-preparatory/primary sector who will embrace the special ethos of the School and continue to lead it forwards. A clear insight into the London independent day school context is desirable. The Head is also part of the Trust Executive Committee for the three schools in the Shrewsbury House School Trust.

Shrewsbury House (founded in 1865), Shrewsbury House Pre-Prep and The Rowans Schools are thriving, highly successful and active schools attracting committed, inspirational and dynamic staff, offering a friendly working environment.

More information on The Rowans can be found on the School’s external website (www.rowans.org.uk).

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources at recruitment@shstrust.net by the closing date 7th August at midday. Applicants will be considered as they are received and the school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process.

Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.

TEACHER OF ENGLISH and DRAMA

From January 2021

IAPS Day Prep School for 340 boys aged 7 – 13

Average class size 15 – Maximum class size 18

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience

Founded in 1865, Shrewsbury House is a thriving, highly successful and active school attracting committed, inspirational and dynamic teachers. Pupils move on at 13+ to a range of strong day and boarding schools.

We are looking to appoint a motivated, flexible, proactive and committed teacher to join our English Department in January 2021. This is a permanent, full-time role. The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher, able to teach (preferably) KS2 to KS3 English and Drama, and will have the ambition and drive to help the Preparatory School continue its impressive development. The ability to teach a range of age groups and willingness to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the School, are essential. Head of Drama position may be available for the right candidate.

Applications should be emailed to Human Resources at recruitment@shstrust.net by the closing date 13th August at midday. Applicants will be considered as they are received and the school reserves the right to appoint at any point during the application process.

Shrewsbury House School Trust does not use recruitment agencies to recruit, so please do not contact us.

Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement

Shrewsbury House School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure, satisfactory references, medical clearance and proof of legal right to work in the UK.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Shrewsbury House School is an equal opportunities employer and its policies, including the need to guard against false assumptions based on an applicant’s gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, disability, religion, age, marital status, working pattern, are followed at all stages of the selection procedure.

Staff Member Privacy Notice

Shrewsbury House School Trust Human Resources Department ensures that the recruitment process and the related processing of applications adheres to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, May 2018.  Please click below to read the Staff Member Privacy Notice, which includes details relating to the processing of applications.

If you do have any queries relating to this Privacy Notice, or require any further information relating to the processing of any of your personal data, please feel to raise them with Dr Janis Brumwell, Head of Trust Human Resources: jbrumwell@shstrust.net