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Deputy Head - Pastoral Care, Community & Well-being

Deputy Head - Pastoral Care, Community & Well-being

Feltonfleet School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Required for April 2018
Apply by:
10 November 2017

Job overview

Feltonfleet is seeking to appoint a dynamic and talented senior leader to provide inspiring leadership in all aspects of School life. With a proven commitment to all-round education, the position will have a particular focus on the pastoral care and well-being of pupils and be the lead role in the day-to-day running of this happy, ambitious and thriving Prep School. This is an exceptional opportunity for an imaginative, intelligent and innovative candidate to play a major role in the leadership of the School community and to inspire deeply committed and excellent staff. 

The post can be adapted to suit his or her qualities and experience. The new Deputy will have the desire to go on to head a prep school in 4-5 years. 

Application details can be found on our website, or by email from

Closing date: 9.00am, Friday 10th November 2017  

Feltonfleet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo a child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS. 

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About Feltonfleet School

Our core belief, that individuals really matter, shapes our values driven ethos of honesty, responsibility, respect and kindness.

Our key aims are:

  • To provide an outstanding all round education at each stage of the 3-13 learning journey so children discover who they are, and their own strengths and passions.
  • To provide an exceptional pastoral care framework to ensure every child has dignity, purpose and opportunity.
  • To ensure that every child is nurtured, supported and challenged, relative to their ability, to make excellent personal and academic progress, and transfer to a well-suited senior school.
  • To enable children to reach Destination 13 as happy, independent, confident, resilient, empathetic, tolerant and emotionally intelligent young people, equipped to make a lasting contribution in their subsequent lives.
  • To create a culture that supports equality and inclusion and celebrates diversity in everything we do.

Feltonfleet is a thriving, co-educational day and weekly/flexiboarding Pre-Prep and Prep School located near the A3 in Cobham, Surrey. 

There are 495 pupils on roll, of which 150 are currently in the Pre-Prep. The School is set in 25 acres of grounds and woodlands, and presents a marvellous and inspiring working environment. It has charitable status and there is a board of Governors.

The Headmistress is Mrs Shelley Lance, who commenced leadership of the school in January 2018. There are 65 full time teaching staff and a large support team. Approximately 60 pupils are weekly or flexi boarders. We follow a Monday to Friday routine, with sport matches for Prep School pupils on Saturday mornings.

Feltonfleet was judged as Excellent by ISI in 2018 and we move forward with excellence as our habit. All members of staff are expected to demonstrate a positive work ethic alongside a spirit of collaboration and mutual support for one another.

The approach to teaching and learning at Feltonfleet is exciting, progressive and challenging. Change is eagerly embraced by colleagues and pupils who share a passion for learning and finding new and better ways of doing things. Standards and expectations are high in all we do. Creativity, thinking skills and instilling a thirst for independent learning are at the heart of our approach. A culture of life-long learning is well established.

The school provides an excellent framework for professional development with an extensive INSET programme and training. Staff are well supported through an Individual Development Programme which encourages colleagues to seek appropriate courses with a view to constantly raise standards. Feltonfleet is a leading light in its use of digital technology in the classroom with iPads and Google Docs. Teaching staff are supported to gain Apple Teacher status as part of their CPD.

Demand for places is considerable.

Feltonfleet provides a thriving school community both for pupils and staff, something that is echoed daily in our core belief ‘Where individuals really matter’.

The facilities and grounds at Feltonfleet provide top class learning environments with bespoke settings for a range of specialist teaching including our Pre-Prep, science laboratories, DT, art and outstanding sporting facilities. Future plans include further development in the Pre-Prep area to incorporate more outdoor learning opportunities, investment in our STEM subject teaching and learning spaces, a new library and modernisation of our boarding facilities.

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Applications closed