School Counsellor

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School Counsellor – Didcot Girls’ School

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Job Start:      As soon as possible

Salary:           Grade 8, Points 18-23 pro rata (Full time salary: £27,344 - £30,151)

Contract:       Term time: 2 -4 days per week (negotiable at interview)

We seek a skilled Counsellor who is passionate about making a positive difference to young people’s lives. You will join the counselling service for Didcot Girls’ School. The team currently comprises two part-time School Counsellors and we are looking to add to this provision. Based at Didcot Girls’ School you will be joining a values-driven, inclusive and high performing Trust with a team of staff committed to providing the best possible care and supporting the best possible outcomes for young people.

Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In December 2015, the school was judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff: ‘Staff have exceptional opportunities for professional development. Staff feel valued and really like working in the school. Morale is very high.'(Ofsted).

We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

Summer 2022 GCSE results were superb with 88% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 72% doing the same at 5+.  Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 44% of grades awarded as A* or A and 68% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one of the highest performing schools in the county.

To apply, please download and complete an application form from our website and send this to Frances Adley, PA to Headteacher at Please specify on your application how many days you would like to work.

If you would like to discuss the role prior to application please contact Adam Tamplin, Assistant Headteacher at


Didcot Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff working in all its schools to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with standard pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Please be aware that you will be required to bring your original qualification certificate(s), proof of residence and photographic ID to interview.

Didcot Girls’ School is an equal opportunities employer.





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