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Deputy Head - Pastoral (Residential)

Deputy Head - Pastoral (Residential)

Queen Anne's School


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
13 February 2018

Job overview

Queen Anne’s School is a happy and exciting place to work, where every member of the school team is valued. We aim to recruit the highest calibre of staff through all areas of the school. Queen Anne’s School is a community and all staff work with a professional, committed and enthusiastic attitude.

The campus is located in beautiful 35 acre grounds with good transport links and within easy walking distance of Reading Station. We offer a number of staff benefits including pension scheme, excellent training and Inset opportunities, discounted gym membership, Child Care Voucher Scheme, School fee reduction where appropriate.

A great opportunity has arisen for us to appoint a resident Deputy Head Pastoral with leadership responsibilities within this academically selective and dynamic boarding and day school. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the strategic development of and implement the management and of the pastoral care within the school.

The successful candidate will have:

  • a flexible, resilient, enthusiastic approach and mindset demonstrating emotional intelligence 
  • the ability to manage and motivate diverse teams and provide exceptional support and direction along with career development 
  • a proactive approach to the intellectual and personal development of the pupils and the pastoral teams leading them
  • a proven track record of developing and implementing policies to deliver the strategic vision of the school
  • an excellent understanding of the National Minimum Standards and the ability to ensure their effective implementation
  • excellent IT, time management and administrative skills.

Full details of this position and how to apply are available from or by emailing 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13 February 2018.

Queen Anne’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Queen Anne's School

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+44 118 918 7300

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Queen Anne's School is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. Situated on a 35 acre campus just north of Reading, it has excellent road/rail links to Heathrow Airport, London and the south east.

Girls enter by means of the 11+, 12+ or 13+ Common Entrance or the school's own examination. Offers of Sixth Form places are made during the academic year in which GCSEs are taken. The offer is conditional upon the entrance examination. Several scholarships are available; all are awarded for excellence whether in academic work, art, music or sport.

Each weekend is packed with activities to cater for a variety of interests. There are many extra-curricular activities including Drama, Junior and Senior Choirs, Orchestra, Photography, Riding, Rowing, Gymnastics, Ballet, Engineering Club, Public Speaking, Pottery, Young Enterprise and many girls participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Pastoral care is strong; each girl has the support and understanding of a Housemistress, experienced in looking after girls and young women, and her team of House staff who together provide full pastoral care on a day to day basis under the auspices of the Deputy Head, Pastoral. The large Sixth Form operates on a tutorial system and is more akin to university life. 100% of girls go on to Higher Education. There are 2 boarding Houses and 2 day Houses for 11-16 year olds; and the sixth form are accommodated in two separate Houses.

Facilities include a performing arts centre for drama and music, a well equipped IT department, a state of the art Sports Centre with fitness suite, dance and aerobics studio, and an indoor climbing wall. As well as the Sports Centre the facilities include tennis courts, squash courts, heated indoor swimming pool and gym. 

In the security of a single-sex environment, all opportunities for leadership and learning are open. With an excellent academic record and many extra-curricular activities, girls are fully prepared for university life and successful careers.

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Applications closed