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Deputy Head - Pastoral

Deputy Head - Pastoral

Box Hill School


  • Expired
Box Hill has a competitive pay structure
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
2 February 2018

Job overview


                                                          AGED 11 -18

                                     REQUIRED FROM SEPTEMBER 2018  

                                           DEPUTY HEAD (Pastoral Care)

                                 Member of the Senior Leadership Team 

Box Hill School is a co-educational day and boarding community of 425 girls and boys aged 11 to 18, whose educational ideals and practice are designed to get the best out of each student. The school follows the philosophy of Kurt Hahn, founder of Gordonstoun in Scotland: while placing academic work at the heart of a school, Hahn stressed the importance of an all-round education as a preparation for life. 

This is a key senior appointment reporting to the Headmaster, and the successful candidate will play an important role in whole school decision-making as part of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as taking the lead in pastoral care for day pupils, and safeguarding matters (DSL) for the whole school. 

It is a prerequisite of the post that the candidate will be completely aware of, and keep up to date with, all guidance relating to safeguarding and to ensure that the school remains fully compliant in its safeguarding responsibilities.

We aim to appoint a colleague who will involve themselves whole-heartedly across our community advancing our reputation for pastoral care, which in our last full inspection was identified as outstanding.

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply setting out clearly how they meet both the leadership criteria for the role as well as their professional experience within safeguarding.

Apply by:             Friday 2 February 2018 by 9am 

Job start:             September 2018 (Term starts Monday 3rd September)

Location:            Surrey

Contract type:    Full time

Contract term:   Permanent

Remuneration:  The appointment salary will depend on experience and be appropriately positioned within the school’s senior manager pay scales.

For more information on the position and to request an application pack please contact:   Maggie Lawrence


Tel:  01372 38 4279 

Completed applications should be e-mailed or sent to: 

Maggie Lawrence

Box Hill School, Old London Road, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6EA 

Closing date:  Friday 2 February 2018 by 9am

First interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 19 February 2018

Second interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 5 March 2018

Box Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share our commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and the successful candidate will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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About Box Hill School

ABOUT US: Join the Box Hill School Community

Box Hill School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher. We’d love you to come and join us!

We are seeking to appoint colleagues who share our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Box Hill School is a co-educational institution providing day and boarding opportunities for students aged 11-18.

Our school stands out with a rich blend of educational, artistic, and sporting traditions embedded in a comprehensive curriculum that consistently yields fantastic results. While we excel academically, what truly sets us apart is our commitment to recognising and nurturing the unique talents and abilities of each student.

At Box Hill School, success goes beyond mere A grades; it encompasses the holistic development of our students. Whether it's thriving in the classroom, excelling on the sports field, or engaging with peers, we are dedicated to unlocking and fostering potential in diverse ways. Our students benefit from remarkable opportunities for personal growth, including enriching expeditions and vibrant Art and Drama activities.

CURRICULUM: A Pathway to Excellence

The Key Stage 3 and GCSE curriculum at Box Hill School is meticulously designed to provide a well-rounded education for students aged 11-16. Aligned with the National Curriculum, we extend its boundaries to tailor courses to the unique abilities and interests of our students. To further enrich their educational journey, all students in Years 7-9 participate in two expeditions annually, fostering a connection with Round Square IDEALS.

We are a proud founder member of Round Square which is an organisation that promotes the philosophy of education espoused by Kurt Hahn. The organisation has grown considerably in the recent past with global membership approaching 180 schools. Our involvement with all matters Round Square continues to be extensive, and its pillars – the IDEALS – lie very much at the heart of our educational philosophy:

  • Internationalism;
  • Democracy;
  • Environmental concern;
  • Adventure;
  • Leadership;
  • Service.

Our commitment to student success continues into Key Stage 4, where annual study skills courses enhance learning, and examinations assess both attainment and progress. For students in years 12-13, we offer both IB and A Level courses. Join Box Hill School in empowering students to surpass their potential and thrive in a dynamic, supportive community.

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