Employment Opportunities

Newland House is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Educational Charity. Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Your attention is drawn to the school's Safeguarding Policy, Recruitment Policy and other supporting documentation accessible on the right hand side of this page.

Deputy Head (Academic)

Apply by:  25 February 2019

Employment Commences: September 2019

Location: South West London

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: Highly competitive and in accordance with the leadership point commensurate with their experience. 

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to fulfil the role of Deputy Head (Academic). The school has a proud tradition of academic excellence coupled with a strong emphasis on providing first-class pastoral care in a happy and purposeful community.

The Deputy Head (Academic) has a pivotal role within the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and plays a key part in maintaining and improving the School’s reputation for achieving high academic performance.

The successful applicant will be a first-class teacher with energy, enthusiasm, vision, ambition, good leadership skills, and a genuine interest in academic and related issues with a tenacity and intelligence to keep pace with the requirements of this challenging and rewarding role. S/he will be keen to innovate and demonstrate a passion for developing enthusiastic learners in both the student and staff body; someone with the vision and ability to understand the needs of the School, and how to successfully deliver them.
The post would suit someone looking to move to a Headship in due course.

About the Post

The primary role of the Deputy Head (Academic) is to lead, improve and manage the academic provision at the school in order to provide a positive and happy learning environment where children can be curious, creative and inspired. The Deputy Head (Academic) will work closely with the Deputy Head (Pre-Prep) to ensure that there is academic continuity throughout the School. The post involves direct leadership of the Heads of Department (subject).

The Deputy Head (Academic) is on the Senior Leadership Team and has a key role to play in both the strategic development of the school and the day-to-day management of it. Members of the team are expected to have a knowledge of relevant issues affecting schools nationally and globally.
Responsible to the Head, the post holder is expected to uphold the main aims and ethos of the school. It is also expected that they will deputise for the Head in his absence.

Applicants should complete the Application form and return to Alka Soni, HR & Compliance Manager by 8 a.m. on Monday, 25 February 2019. In the statement of suitability in section 7, applicants should explain how they meet the essential and desirable criteria. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview, lesson observation and tour of the school in the week commencing 11 March 2019.

 

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Deputy Head (Pre-Prep)

Apply by:  25 February 2019

Employment Commences: September 2019

Location: South West London

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: Highly competitive and in accordance with the leadership point commensurate with their experience. 

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to fulfil the role of Deputy Head (Pre-Prep). The successful candidate will have a proven track record of management and leadership at KS1 and/or EYFS.

About the Post

The principal functions of the Deputy Head (Pre-Prep) is to provide daily support and leadership to the pupils and staff as well as parents across all areas of life in the Pre-Prep school including the Nursery.

As part of this role, the Deputy Head (Pre-Prep) is expected to consult with and provide support to the School’s Governing Body, the Head and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). This will include a weekly meeting with the Head and membership of the SLT (who meet weekly), who under the watchful eye of the Governing Body, make all the major decisions for the school.

A member of the School’s Governing Body is assigned to take specific interest in the affairs of the Pre-Prep and will meet termly with the Head. The Deputy Head (Pre-Prep) provides a termly report to the Governing Body and attends the meeting of the Governing Body once a year.

The Deputy Head (Pre-Prep) is also expected to liaise closely with the Deputy Head (Academic) to ensure academic continuity between the Prep and Pre-Prep parts of the school. Amongst the Pre-Prep staff, there are specific representatives for each subject, however, it is expected that the Deputy Head (Pre-Prep) has a close understanding of what is being taught in all of the classes.

Applicants should complete the Application form and return to Alka Soni, HR & Compliance Manager by 8 a.m. on Monday, 25 February 2019. In the statement of suitability in section 7, applicants should explain how they meet the essential and desirable criteria. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview, lesson observation and tour of the school in the week commencing 11 March 2019.

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