Working with us

Providing an inspiring world of education – that is what we strive for in our schools. We want it for our children, and we want it for the people who work for us.

Since Cognita’s launch in 2004, we’ve built an international network of 67 schools that serve some 35,000 pupils across seven countries in the UK, Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia. Cognita’s international network of schools and regional offices, combined with our ongoing investment in the professional development of our people, means we can offer first-class career opportunities with a global dimension. If you want to take your career further, we want to support you in achieving that goal within Cognita.


St. Nicholas School Aims

St. Nicholas Preparatory School is an independent school promoting a rich and varied education in which all children are valued equally and encouraged to fulfil their potential. 

We offer a structured and challenging environment. 

Children are rewarded for the highest standards of behaviour, effort and academic achievement.


St. Nicholas School Values





Together we are a Team


Shared Responsibilities

All members of staff have shared responsibility to comply with all policies and procedures and most importantly those relating to Safeguarding, Safer Recruitment, Child Protection, Data Protection, Human Resource issues and Health and Safety.

“The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Education Safeguarding Policy (including Child Protection Procedures) at all times.  If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head or indeed to the Regional CEO so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.”

All employees should promote relationships based on mutual respect where all are treated with dignity and fairness promoting equality of opportunity and co-operation.

Effective communication is the responsibility of all staff and inclusive of all appropriate stakeholders (e.g. pupils, colleagues, parents, outside agencies etc).

Additionally all members of the teaching staff should aspire to excellence and, if not already, to become, outstanding teachers. All should comply with the DfE Teachers’ Standards.