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Deputy Head (Academic) – Maternity Cover

Wetherby Kensington SchoolKensington and Chelsea

Wetherby Kensington is looking to appoint an energetic, dedicated and inspirational Deputy Head (Academic). The successful candidate will be a talented, innovative and inspirational practionner with a passion for educating and developing the whole child. This role will be to start as soon as possible and will be for one year.

The Role

This is an exciting and exceptional opportunity for someone with energy, resilience and high aspirations; someone who wants to be part of a distinctive culture and ethos of exceptional pastoral support and academic success. The Deputy Head (Academic) will play a significant role in the day-to-day life of the school and will be expected to make a major contribution to the school’s strategic development.

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do and we are constantly striving to ensure our pupils not only achieve, but exceed their academic targets. We have a friendly, talented and dedicated staff team and value staff highly as well as investing heavily in CPD to allow everyone to continue to develop their skills and abilities throughout their careers at the school.

We are seeking a Deputy Head (Academic) who will continue to lead us on teaching and learning, curriculum innovation and assessment. This crucial role offers an opportunity to join our Senior Leadership Team as we continue to develop an outstanding learning culture across the school. You will take a strategic lead on enhancing our inspirational curriculum. Your energy, optimism and enthusiasm are crucial to the role as you will share our passion for teaching and learning and be committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people.

We are looking for candidates who have proven leadership and management skills in an educational setting, who can work in partnership with the Headmistress and the other members of the Senior Leadership Team as well as other stakeholders to continue to develop a clear vision, direction and operational framework for the school.

The School

Wetherby Kensington is a two form, non-selective, pre-preparatory school for boys from Reception to Year 3. It follows exactly the same curriculum and shares the same values and ethos as Wetherby School and will be an integral part of the Wetherby Group of schools. Boys at Wetherby Kensington receive very high levels of academic education and pastoral care. Wetherby Kensington is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.


Wetherby Kensington is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th September 2021 at 12pm. Interview date will be Monday 27th September 2021.

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