Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding teacher to join our Early Years team and to lead the Early Years phonics programme, both with planning and supporting staff in its delivery, for the 2024- 2025 academic year.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a move away from a solely RWI approach, and for creating a bespoke phonics scheme.

We would welcome applicants who are team focused and enthusiastic and who will contribute to the caring, supportive, purposeful and stimulating environment in our Early Years section. A creative and innovative approach to enthusing pupils, a passion for life and learning and a belief in the power of teacher efficacy is essential.

Applications are invited from teachers who are able to demonstrate the following:

  • QTS qualification (PGCE desirable)
  • Full and relevant training and/or experience in the EYFS and/or KS1
  • An excellent understanding of the developmental needs of children in EYFS
  • Willingness to become fully involved in the life of the School

You will also be required to cover colleagues and perform all the duties and tasks expected of a class teacher.

Dulwich Prep London offers excellent facilities and resources for its staff and pupils, as well as supportive and energised colleagues, a commitment to professional development and staff wellbeing opportunities and small class sizes.

Applications for this role must be completed via an application form, along with a cover letter explaining your suitability for this role and a completed Equal Opportunities form, which should be sent to Tamsin Hutson, HR Manager, at

Closing Date: Friday 22 March 2024, 5pm

Interviews:     Week commencing Monday 25 March 2024

Start Date:      Autumn Term 2024

We reserve the right to appoint at any time during the recruitment process.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers, online checks, and an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment where all employees are valued and respected for their unique perspectives and contributions. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply for this position.