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Founded in 1928, Aberdour is one of Surrey's leading independent preparatory schools, catering for 370 girls and boys aged 2 - 11 years and situated in 12 acres of beautiful countryside at Tadworth, near Sutton, Epsom and Reigate. The school is superbly resourced and equipped, and won a national award in 2018 for the best use of technology in any UK independent school. 

The education we offer is built around our philosophy that every child has brilliance that is just waiting for us to find and develop it.  Our PAL system (details on this website) gives us unique advantages that other schools visit us to see.

We offer staff excellent pay and conditions, a very happy and collaborative working environment, and many opportunities for professional development.

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Job Year 2 Teacher - Maternity Cover
Location Burgh Heath, Surrey
Contract type Full-time
Contract term Maternity Cover
Salary Competitive
Closing date

24th September 2021

Start date January 2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen at the multi award-winning Aberdour Preparatory school for a Year 2 Maternity Cover teacher to start in January 2022. 

We welcome applications from candidates who have excellent subject knowledge, a nurturing approach, and the ability to inspire and motivate pupils.

To apply for the position, please send a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster, together with a completed application form and CV to, Jo Reid, Aberdour School, Brighton Road, Burgh Heath, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 6AJ or email

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th September 2021 at 12pm.

Shortlisting will take place on 27th /28th September with interviews taking place the week beginning 4th October, though the school reserves the right to appoint an exceptional candidate at any stage of the application process.

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Job Description - Year 2 Teacher - Maternity Cover


Aberdour School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.