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Head of Learning Support

  • London

  • Twickenham Preparatory School

  • Competitive

  • Full-time | Part-time


Required from September 2019, Twickenham Preparatory School is seeking a well-qualified, experienced Head of Learning Support to lead our well established and highly regarded department. The position is offered on a full time or part time basis.


The School

Twickenham Preparatory School (TPS) is an independent, coeducational, day school for children aged 4 - 13, situated in South West London. TPS has a reputation for being nurturing and pastorally strong with high academic standards and a broad curriculum.

The Position

We are seeking a well-qualified, experienced Head of Learning Support to lead our well established and highly regarded department. This is a key role in supporting the ethos of the School, by ensuring we cater for the needs of all our pupils. Managing a team of external specialists and support staff, you will provide leadership and direction for the department and ensure that it implements strategies for Learning Support across the School.

The Department

We seek to approach each child as an individual and cater for specific and individual needs. We recognise that some pupils require additional support in school, either short-term or on a long-term basis. We aim to identify children who require support as early as possible to ensure that the most appropriate and helpful support is put in place, in order for them to develop effective learning strategies that will allow them to achieve their true potential. Some of this support is provided in small groups, some individual, some before school or some as part of normal lessons. We work with experienced professionals, including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Dyslexia Teachers to ensure that provision for the pupils is informed and well directed.

Our main aim is to enable pupils to learn effectively, build their self-confidence and encourage independent learning. This is achieved by working with teachers, pupils and parents across the School.

Application Process

Details on how to apply are available on:

The School reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

The 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 will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Further Information

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Twickenham Preparatory School

43 High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2SA

  • 146 Day Boys (4-13)
  • 131 Day Girls (4-11)


Closing Date: 18 March 2019

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