Head of Lower School
Swanbourne House School is a Co-educational Day and Boarding school for 3 – 13 years. Nestled within 55 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, Swanbourne House offers every child the opportunity to unlock their individual greatness.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead and care for the youngest pupils at Swanbourne House School at both an operational and strategic level. The post holder will have oversight of the academic and pastoral provision of the Lower School (Nursery to Year 4). It is anticipated that the post holder will not teach a specific curriculum subject or class but will mentor the Lower School teaching staff and model outstanding teaching practices. He/she will offer cover when Lower School staff are absent.
The Head of Lower School will have a solid understanding of the importance of building relationships between pupils and adults. They should be knowledgeable regarding the best practices of a variety of educational approaches and fully understand the importance of providing a progressive pedagogy that builds a strong literacy and numeracy framework that will be the foundation of learning and understanding. A mastery of differentiated teaching in a caring, nurturing environment is expected. It is essential that the post holder appreciates that the Lower School years are the foundation of learning and discovery.
The post holder must be outgoing, receptive and eager to work with parents to promote each child's full potential. They will be passionate, resourceful, innovative, team oriented, highly organised and able to work independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Candidates should also have high energy and a willingness to be flexible, collaborative and creative. Expertise in technology to be able to fulfil a professional role in school is an expectation.
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