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Deputy Head (Pre-Prep)

  • 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 (Pre-Prep). The successful candidate will have a proven track record of management and leadership at KS1 and/or EYFS.


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.

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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