Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the enclosed Application
Form in full. CVs are required, but will not be accepted in substitution for completed
Application Forms in the absence of good reason.
Candidates should be aware that all posts in the School involve some degree of responsibility
for safeguarding children, although the extent of that responsibility will vary according to the
nature of the post.
Accordingly this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore
all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be
Where appropriate the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure from
the Criminal Records Bureau at the appropriate level for the post.
We will seek references on shortlisted candidates and may approach previous employers for
information to verify particular experience or qualifications, before interview.
If you are currently working with children, on either a paid or voluntary basis, your current
employer will be asked about disciplinary offences, including disciplinary offences relating
to children or young persons (whether the disciplinary sanction is current or time expired),
and whether you have been the subject of any child protection allegations or concerns and if
so the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedure. If you are not currently working
with children but have done so in the past, that previous employer will be asked about those
issues. Where neither your current nor previous employment has involved working with
children, your current employer will still be asked about your suitability to work with
children, although it may where appropriate answer not applicable if your duties have not
brought you into contact with children or young persons.
You should be aware that provision of false information is an offence and could result in the
application being rejected or summary dismissal if the applicant has been selected, and
possible referral to the police and/or DCSF Safeguarding Group.
This should be read in conjunction with the website at: www.farlingtonschool.net
Farlington is an Independent Day and Boarding School of 360 girls, aged 3-18. It is a Church
of England foundation, now an Educational Trust administered by a Council to which the
Headmistress and the Bursar are accountable. The boarders – some 40 in number – though a
clear minority, add another valuable dimension to the School, and much thought is given to
making boarding a popular option. The extensive grounds offer very attractive opportunities
for environmental study and recreation: there are two small lakes, parkland and woodland.
There are plans to create an eco/conservation area with dipping pond, wildflower meadow,
outdoor classroom and free range homes for rescue hens.
The School consists of a Preparatory School and a Senior School. The Prep. School consists
of girls aged from 4 to 11, with a new co-educational nursery class of no more than 16. It
functions independently to a large extent, though girls in Prep. 5 and 6 are taught by some
specialist staff from the Senior School, and they have the advantage of using facilities such
as the science laboratories, and home economics rooms.
The Senior School consists of girls aged 11 to 18. Mathematics is set from Year 8 upwards,
but we teach in mixed ability groups for most subjects until Year 10. The maximum class
size in the Senior School is 20, though most classes are taught in smaller groups.
We have a strong Sixth Form, usually numbering between 30 and 40 students. Its small size
enables close personal attention and great opportunities for enrichment activities, careers and
UCAS advice. We opened a new Sixth Form Centre in Summer 2001, which provides
excellent teaching, study and Common Room facilities for our Sixth Formers. Over twenty
AS and A2 level subjects are offered, as well as Critical Thinking which underpins all other
studies. In Year 11, girls sit nine or ten subjects at GCSE level. Academic standards are high,
and, in common with many independent schools, results are much better than DCSF League
Tables suggest as those tables do not take into account the IGCSE Science and Maths. taken
by many students.
A level Results 2010
Overall pass rate A*-E 100%
Grades A*- B 80%
Grades A*- C 92% 2
GCSE Results 2010
Overall pass rate A*- C 95%
Grades A* and A – 52%
Syllabuses are in broad agreement with the National Curriculum but the School does take
advantage of its independence to broaden the range of subjects offered and the approaches
explored within individual subjects. Class sizes are kept small to ensure a very personal and
supportive style of teaching. Pastoral care throughout the School is very strong.
In addition to mainstream academic subjects, the School offers a varied and lively
programme of sport, music and drama. The P.E. Department has a comprehensive fixtures
list and is pleased to have many girls competing at county and regional level in several
sports. Facilities are good and include an all-weather pitch and a large, modern Sports Hall.
Farlington has a well-earned reputation for excellence in music and drama, offering awards
at junior and Sixth Form level, and all girls are encouraged to participate in the School’s
performances. There are a number of choirs and orchestral groups, including a wind band, a
jazz group and a Chamber Choir. Three major musical or theatrical productions are
presented annually in addition to many concerts and studio productions
There is an on-going building programme at the School. Our bespoke science building was
opened in 1994 and comprises five laboratories and two preparation rooms. Science and
mathematics are particularly strong subjects at Farlington (regularly, girls go on to study
medicine, biochemistry and veterinary studies at university). The Sports Hall and Sixth Form
Centre followed soon after and in September 2009, we opened our new Courtyard Building
which includes a new Hall and kitchen, library and staff facilities and four classrooms,
including a nursery class. Since then we have created a new Medical Centre, Year 11
Common Room, more office space for teaching staff and we are developing a Dance Studio.
Farlington’s aim is to offer a fully rounded education that will enable girls to achieve their
potential and prepare them for life as modern young women. The vast majority go on to
study their first choice degree courses at a range of universities, which includes Oxford and
Cambridge, and other top-ranking universities.
Registrar (full time)
Responsible to: Assistant Head (Academic and Admissions)
Purpose of the role
A key member of the Marketing and Admissions team, the Registrar needs to understand and
be in sympathy with Farlington’s ethos and aims. S/he should develop and lead the
Admissions process, liaising closely with prospective parents and pupils, and staff to ensure
a smooth process from enquiry to entry.
Working closely with, and reporting to, the Assistant Head (Academic and Admissions), the
general responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Working with the Marketing and Admissions team to increase pupil recruitment according to
the marketing strategy and established targets.
Managing and deploying the Admissions process as described in the Enquiries process
Ensuring the Admissions database on SIMS is up to date.
Tracking enquiries to ensure a seamless Admissions process
Reporting weekly to the Headmistress (JG), with SIMS reports.
General responsibilities of all staff
Health and Safety
It is the duty of all employees:
To be familiar with, and conform to, the School’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
To take reasonable care of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their acts
or omissions at work.
To co-operate with employers in order to ensure that employer’s duties can be performed
and complied with.
To report all accidents and damage immediately.
To report all observed hazards or dangerous occurrences immediately
Neither intentionally or recklessly interfere with any equipment provided.
The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and
young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to
adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding Children Statement at all
times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of
any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School, s/he must
report any concerns to the School’s Safeguarding Children Officer or to the Headmistress.
Hours of work: 8.30 am – 5.00pm
Salary range: £25,500 - £28,500 (dependent on experience)
Person Specification Must Essential Desirable
be able to:
Work both independently and as a part of √
a small team
Be confident when speaking to √
prospective parents and girls
Be confident when speaking to staff √
Have a working IMS √ SIMS √
knowledge of SIMS or
other similar IMS
Have a working knowledge of Microsoft √
Demonstrate a high level of personal √
To keep to deadlines √
Demonstrate previous experience of the √
independent schools sector
Demonstrate a high level of literacy √