Deputy Head (Academic) and Teacher of Year 4, New Malden

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Westbury House SchoolNew Malden

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £30,000 - £35,000 pro rata
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Head (Academic) and Teacher of Year 4

Westbury House Preparatory School

Full Time 40 hrs

Temporary: 6 Weeks

Start Date:  May 2020

£35,000 pro rata

Inspired Learning Group (ILG) a growing group of independent preparatory schools and nurseries are looking to recruit an experienced Deputy Head (Academic) and Teacher of Year 4 at Westbury House Preparatory School and Nursery, based in New Malden, London.

Westbury House Preparatory School is a small preparatory school and nursery that promotes a caring and nurturing family atmosphere for all. We recognise children learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful experiences; so, our planning is flexible to enable us to meet the needs and interests of individual children. 

The Deputy Head Academic is responsible for aspects of the day-to-day management of the school and as such, must be committed to working towards the best possible environment for the nurture and education of all pupils.

*Key responsibilities list is not intended to be exhaustive and highlights main areas of work. Diverse in nature, this role may require the execution of tasks outside of the ones listed below. 

• Ensure all pupils are as safe as they can be, ensuring rigorous implementation of school safeguarding policies and procedures. 

• Work closely with the Head and Deputy Head (Pastoral) to ensure good behaviour and support in the maintenance of the rewards and sanctions systems.

• Take the lead on all curriculum matters throughout the school to ensure they reflect the National Curriculum priorities and School priorities as well as provide continuity across key stages; this include subject leading both Maths and English. 

• Be responsible for managing of Teaching Staff in all aspects of Teaching and Learning to include the provision of mentorship and support as required

• Monitor and lead pupil tracking and assessment as well as work closely with Data Co-Ordinator to analyse and review academic data; work collaboratively with Assessment Lead, to ensure points of assessment are meaningful and purposeful and are clear indicators of progress.

• Having identified integration of technology as a key (and urgent) area for development, liaise with relevant colleagues and professionals to develop a suitable strategy (to include resource acquisition and training) to address this need.

• Meet with parents alongside form tutors to discuss pupil development and address concerns relating to academic outcomes or quality of academic provision

• Assist the Head with quality assurance including Lesson observations and learning walks, Book scrutiny and Learning Meetings. 

• Assist the Head in reporting of pupil progress across the School including the oversight of Parent Meetings and Academic Reports

• To support the Head with preparation for school inspection

• Has responsibility for timetable planning in conjunction with the Head

• Rotate leadership of weekly whole school assembly


The Year 4 Form Teacher will have responsibility for overseeing the academic and personal progress for the members of the Form. 

*Key responsibilities list is not intended to be exhaustive and highlights main areas of work. Diverse in nature, this role may require the execution of tasks outside of the ones listed below. 

• To be responsible for the day to day management of the class and for the safety and welfare of the pupils both on-site and off-site

• To promote the welfare of children and to support the school in safeguarding children though relevant policies and procedures

• To plan and prepare lessons in order to deliver the School Curriculum.

• To communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their children’s education – academic, social and emotional

• To maintain a regular system of monitoring, assessment, record-keeping and reporting of children’s progress

• To be part of a team preparing a performance (Drama). 

• To participate in staff meetings as required and to be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making on the preparation and development of policies and programmes of study, teaching materials, resources, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements.

• To take part in the staff duty rota covering morning and lunch breaks

• To ensure that school policies are reflected in daily practice

Westbury House School, part of Inspired Learning Group, are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you love working with children and you want to further your experience with the possibility of promotion and working your way up in a company, please apply now!

The company does not wish to be contacted by agencies.

More about Westbury House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 80 Westbury Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5AS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 89425885