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Assistant Head – Operational and Safeguarding

  • Surrey

  • Banstead Preparatory School

  • Full-time


We are looking for an individual who consistently strives for excellence and goes ‘above and beyond’ to ensure the welfare and progress of children at BPS.


Location: Banstead Prep School

Salary: United Learning Pay Scales

Closing Date: 28 February 2019

Interviews: 14 March 2019 (A tour of BPS will form part of the interview)

Start Date: September 2019 or sooner if available


Working Hours: Normal working hours will be those necessary to carry out the duties of this post as Assistant Head (Operational and Safeguarding)

Salary: Salary will be determined by the United Learning Pay Scale

Pension: The school is part of the Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme and all teachers are automatically included in the Scheme

Lunch: School lunch is provided during term time

Education: At present the School’s policy is to allow all eligible members of staff to educate their children at a United Learning School at concessionary rates, subject to their children meeting the academic entry requirements and subject to a place being available


About Banstead Prep School

Banstead Preparatory School is a co-educational prep school and nursery, educating around 250 girls and boys aged 2-11. Set on the outskirts of the village of Banstead, Surrey, there are good transport links to London and the South East.

Our state-of-the-art facilities enable us to offer the broadest range of opportunities as part of an engaging, innovative and exciting curriculum, helping us to set the highest possible ambition for every child, and get the best from everyone.

Education with character is the ethos that sits at the very heart of our school and forms the core of what we believe. There’s more to a good education than learning – we work to develop our children’s characters, build their tenacity, foster courage and above all, inspire them to achieve excellence.

Banstead Prep isn’t a feeder for any particular senior school, we work to help parents identify aspirational but realistic school choices. We prepare the children through broad curriculum teaching within the normal school timetable to ensure every child leaves us for their senior school of choice feeling valued, prepared, confident and ready to thrive.

Overview of the Role

The Assistant Head – Operational & Safeguarding is an exciting role, which offers the opportunity to lead the School, along with the Senior Leadership Team, through an exciting period of growth. There would be an expected teaching commitment of approximately 50%.

The role of Assistant Head – Operational & Safeguarding within Banstead Prep School will be to maintain a high profile throughout the school and wider community, ensuring the smooth day to day running of the school, fostering key strategies to promote excellence in the quality of the education delivered. You will be part of the Senior Leadership Team, ensuring that the school is able to meet both strategic and operational goals. You will be required to build strong, professional relationships with all staff and pupils to sustain and enhance the reputation of the school.

We aim for our pupils to develop a lifelong love of learning which is developed through a meaningful, engaging and vibrant holistic education. The Assistant Head – Operational & Safeguarding will work collaboratively with the Leadership Team to ensure the smooth running of all areas of curriculum, assessment, pastoral support, well-being, community and governance. It is imperative that within the role of Assistant Head – Operational & Safeguarding you have thorough knowledge and understanding of whole school operations.

This job description indicates the range of duties involved is not intended to be all-inclusive and requires the post-holder to be flexible and show initiative. The post holder may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the school.

Please view our full Job Description and Person Specification attached. These documents have complete details with important additional information.

You must also have evidence of the right to work in the UK (i.e. Passport or working visa).

Banstead Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.

United Learning

Banstead Preparatory School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.


Further Information


Banstead Preparatory School

Sutton Lane, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3RA


01737 363600

Closing Date: 28 February 2019

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