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Academic Supervisor/Director of Studies

Academic Supervisor/Director of Studies

Mander Portman Woodward

South Kensington, London

  • Expired
£30,000 - £42,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
6 November 2017

Job overview

Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) was founded in 1973 and is one of London’s best known independent colleges. Situated in South Kensington, the college is fully co-educational and accepts over 600 students each year. Students are prepared for GCSE, A level, university and Oxbridge Entrance. In its October 2013 ISI inspection report, the college was judged as excellent in all eight areas assessed.

MPW London is looking to appoint a suitably qualified graduate to join the pastoral team, known at MPW as Directors of Studies, commencing in January 2018 at our London college.

As a Director of Studies, you will play a key role in the academic, social and personal welfare of a cohort of students, which includes monitoring progress, tracking performance, advising on UCAS and career choices and playing a leading role in the wider life of MPW.

The team comprises of 18 members of senior and middle management staff and they provide a core role within the daily successful operations at MPW.

If you feel this role suits your next career move and you wish to join our strong, flourishing and supportive pastoral team then consider this position at MPW.

Please see Job Description attached for further information.

Completed application forms should be sent to: 

Rose Bartlett 

HR Manager 


90-92 Queen’s Gate   

London SW7 5AB   

Telephone: 020 7835 1355   


Application closing date: 6 November 2017.  

The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Mander Portman Woodward

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+44 20 7835 1355

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Mander Portman Woodward London, commonly referred to as MPW, is one of a group of independent colleges providing GCSE and A-level education for 14- to 20-year-olds. The other mixed, non-denominational colleges are located in Birmingham and Cambridge.

The school was established in 1973 by Robert Woodward, Rodney Portman and Nicholas Mander, which is where MPW gets its name. In 2016, the group was sold by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Incorporated, a Los Angeles private equity firm, to the education firm Kaplan International.


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Values and Vision

Mander Portman Woodward believes in giving students as much personal attention as possible, and ensures that there are fewer than 10 students in every class. The college's mission is to work with students to turn their academic aspirations into reality.  It takes students from Year 10 and has a particularly strong reputation for its sixth-form provision. It has also forged partnerships with local higher education institutions, and considers pupil entrance to prestigious universities one of its key objectives.

Each Mander Portman Woodward student is allocated a director of studies, whose role is to monitor their general welfare and assist them in making informed choices about their next educational steps.

ISI report

“Students are very well educated and the college successfully fulfils its aims. The quality of the students’ academic achievement and progress throughout the college is excellent. The provision for and achievement of those students with SEND or EAL is excellent and the provision for able gifted and talented students is good. The academic curriculum is broad and flexible timetabling allows individual programmes of study to be developed.”

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