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Deputy Head (Academic)

  • London

  • Newland House School

  • The post merits a salary commensurate with the importance of the role and the successful applicant's relevant experience.

  • Full-time


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.

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.

We are looking to appoint from 1 September 2019.

The salary that we are willing to offer to the right candidate will be highly competitive and in accordance with the leadership point commensurate with their experience. You can enjoy a number of benefits in connection with your employment along with a very exciting opportunity to work in one of the outstanding Prep schools in the country.

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.

Newland House School is a successful, over-subscribed, flourishing co-educational independent day school for pupils aged from 3 to 13, based in Twickenham, in South West London. To give you a flavour of life at our school, please take a look around our website

The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom he/she is responsible, or with whom he/she comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s Safeguarding and child protection policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school he/she must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head. The post holder must possess an enhanced DBS check.


Further Information


Newland House School

32-34 Waldegrave Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4TQ


020 8865 1305

Closing Date: 25 February 2019

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