Why choose to work at Padworth College?

We are an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 13 to 18 (Year 9 to 13) that was founded in 1963 by Oxford University tutor, Peter Fison, whose vision was to bring Oxford’s educational philosophy of tutorial teaching to school-level education.

Individuality is celebrated through our highly differentiated learning approach, small informal classes and a personal, first name basis. Our approach to learning is enquiry-based and interactive. Our student body, representing approximately 30 different nationalities, celebrates cultural diversity. Our boarding, with its strong focus on pastoral care and student welfare, ensures there is a balance of academic study alongside recreational and social activities. We are located close to London and Heathrow International Airport, in an historic country estate in the middle of a picturesque and safe environment.

Padworth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Application Process

Please complete an application form with reference to the current vacancy and send it by the deadline stated for the vacancy together with your CV via email to jobs@padworth.com  Please note that all applications must be accompanied by the contact details of two referees.

Current Vacancies

We seek a responsible, patient and compassionate individual with a good sense of humour to join our boarding team.  A firm commitment to working in a busy independent boarding and day school is required.  Willingness to get involved in all aspects of school life is essential, including evenings and weekends.  The ability to teach an academic subject is desirable, but not essential.

The role would suit those considering a career in education, having perhaps had some relevant or other experience working in teams.  It offers variety and the successful applicant will learn how to deal with many different situations and eventualities relating to pastoral care, developing initiative in the process.  The role provides good preparation for those considering a career in pastoral care or teaching.

For full details and an Application Form, please contact us by emailing jobs@padworth.com or by post at Padworth College, Padworth, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4NR.

Completed Application Forms should be returned to jobs@padworth.com together with a covering letter.  CVs without an Application Form will not be accepted.

Padworth College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Barred List check.

Boarding Tutor Job Description

Boarding Tutor Advert

Application Form

Application Form (PDF version)

Are you Padworth? If you are a unique individual and open–minded global citizen, we are the right school for you.

Tom Griffiths Padworth College Registrar
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