Head of English

Job Title:                         Head of English

Old Buckenham Hall is an extremely successful preparatory school in Suffolk. Since the 2018 appointment of David Griffiths as the ninth Headmaster in 160 years, the School has been fully refurbished and a progressive Senior Management Team is leading a period of exciting development. In May 2021 the School enjoyed a successful Focused Compliance and Boarding Inspection, and as this academic year has begun the School has welcomed record pupil numbers. It is a very exciting time to be joining the School.

This post is an opportunity for an outstanding English teacher to lead teaching of the subject at OBH. Building on a very significant legacy of creativity and enjoyment as the post-holder retires, the successful applicant will be supported in creating their own vision for the teaching of English and literacy more broadly. The Headmaster will be delighted to consider applications from teachers who have a genuine passion for their subject, a drive to make their mark at a school, and someone who embraces and will contribute to an extremely pro-active and positive boarding school environment.

OBH was inspected by ISI in May 2021. We were rated as Excellent in both categories with inspectors noting:

‘Pupils of all ages are energetic, enthusiastic, confident and happy learners.’ While the pupils were ‘well prepared for the next stage of their education which they embrace with confidence and excitement.’

We are looking to appoint staff, who are committed in their approach to education as well as keen to explore and contribute fresh ideas. Most importantly, we seek colleagues, who are willing to throw themselves into the broader life of the School, but do so with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. In return, we offer a beautiful working environment within rural Suffolk, a competitive salary and benefits (including a generous fee remission and access to the TPS), and tremendous opportunities for professional development. 

Salary Competitive

Full Time, Permanent

Start date January 2022

Not suitable for newly qualified teachers (NQT)


Job Description – Head of English


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