Working at Wycombe Abbey
Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place for our pupils to learn and our staff to work. Working here you will be part of a world class school and community of 420 staff and 660 pupils. We are committed to encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – not just in the pupils, but in our staff body too, both teaching and support staff. We are looking for people who can bring new ideas, a passion for their area of expertise, skills and enthusiasm that will enrich our community as well as encourage our pupils to do their best.
Life at Wycombe Abbey goes beyond the job title. We encourage staff to be fully involved in School life and offer a rewarding working environment, generous employee benefits package, continuous professional development and an emphasis on staff wellbeing throughout your time with us. Whether you are a member of the teaching staff, House staff or support staff, you will be part of the whole team at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone at School plays their part in inspiring our pupils to strive for ambitious goals and to recognise that they can make a positive difference in the world, now and in the future.
Please watch the film above to find out more about working at Wycombe Abbey.
Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with their past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Every member of staff at Wycombe Abbey contributes towards the School’s thriving community and aims to provide a world class education for our pupils. Please click below to meet our staff.
Mr Asad Rashid
I have worked at Wycombe Abbey for over 10 years. Being at the front of the School I get the opportunity to meet and greet staff, pupils and visitors every day as well as patrolling our beautiful site.
Mr Stefan Reid
Working with Wycombe girls is always a collaboration in the best possible sense: they are proactive, involved, questioning and clearly relish academic challenges. Joining this School was joining a community; the School is working hard to support staff; staff wellbeing is given high priority and there are interesting opportunities for professional development through the year.
Ms Krutika Sunil
It has been a dream come true to work at a school like Wycombe Abbey. The opportunities the pupils get are great and it has been amazing. I feel really looked after. I recently completed my MA which Wycombe Abbey partly funded and the Staff Wellbeing committee at School has gone above and beyond to make us feel valued and appreciated!
Mr Neill George
I joined Wycombe Abbey eight years ago, straight after achieving my PGCE as a Teacher of History. In my time, I have been Second in Department and as of September 2021, I now hold the role of Head of History. With the support of my excellent colleagues, I have been free to create, resource and teach eight new courses since joining the School. I have had the privilege of hosting dinners and talks by some of the best historians in the world and have been on more trips than I could have imagined. I'm not just a teacher, but a learner too, and that keeps things exciting.
Miss Ruby Smith
This is my sixth year at Wycombe Abbey having started my teaching career here as an NQT. I am an International Lacrosse Player and have been fortunate enough to represent England in one Junior and two Senior World Championships and three European Championships. I love imparting my Lacrosse knowledge to the girls and seeing them progress through their School careers.
Mr Dan Davy
I have worked at Wycombe Abbey for three years and am responsible for the upkeep of the Grounds. Every day is different and I have a great team around me. We have a lovely community feel across the School and I feel privileged to work in such a fantastic setting.
Ms Claire Flynn
My Wycombe journey began in September 2018 as an NQT and as an Assistant Housemistress. Through the support and guidance I received at Wycombe Abbey, I passed my NQT and progressed to become the Housemistress of Airlie House. I feel very privileged to work in such a beautiful School with motivated and inquisitive pupils. Working in a community like Wycombe Abbey is inspiring.
Mrs Julie Godsoe
I am the Manager of the School Shop at Wycombe Abbey and have been here for 12 years. I am very fortunate in that I am able to meet parents and girls at the start of their Wycombe Abbey journey. I interact with the girls on a daily basis and it gives me great pleasure to see them flourish and develop as they go through the School.
Mr Matt Oliver
I have worked at Wycombe Abbey since 2011 teaching Mathematics across the School. My favourite part of the job is teaching lessons to enthusiastic and inquisitive pupils. Outside of the classroom I enjoy playing and coaching underwater hockey and have competed for GB.
Ms Avani Hurribunce
I have worked at Wycombe Abbey since September 2014 and have held a variety of pastoral roles. Wycombe Abbey creates an environment which provides opportunities for our pupils to learn integrity, self-confidence and resilience. The School is keen to foster an inclusive culture where both staff and pupils appreciate different cultures.
Dr Stephen Goward
I joined Wycombe Abbey in 2019, having worked previously in independent day schools. Being a resident at School is a key part of my role within the Sixth Form, allowing me and my young family to feel strongly connected to the whole school community and boarding experience. It is a real privilege to live and work alongside such talented pupils and dedicated colleagues.
Wycombe Abbey is a welcoming and vibrant community for all staff. Set in 170 acres of parkland, it is a beautiful countryside setting within a five-minute walk into the town of High Wycombe.
Living in High Wycombe or the surrounding area has its benefits. There are outstanding grammar schools, London is within easy reach with the fast train to Marylebone taking just 24 minutes. Oxford and Bicester Village are within 30 miles, with a new direct train link and Heathrow is just 20 miles away plus good transport links to the other London airports.
We have a focus on staff wellbeing at Wycombe Abbey with the Wellbeing Committee chaired by our Headmistress, Mrs Jo Duncan. The Wycombe Abbey Community Association works in partnership with the Wellbeing Committee to organise staff events on a regular basis, which are well attended. Events and activities have included time-out events, a walking club and a cook-a-long with our Head Chef.
A summary of employee benefits are listed below:
|Employee pension scheme||Death in service cover|
|Professional training and development opportunities||Free school meals|
|Free use of the Davies Sports Centre||Fee remission for eligible daughters|
|Free parking on site||Employee Assistance Programme|
|Cycle to work scheme||Wellbeing programme|
|170 acres of beautiful grounds||CPD Library|
|School plays, concerts and shows for staff to enjoy||Competitive salaries|
|Opportunities to visit our sister schools in Asia||Private Healthcare Scheme|