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Deputy Head Pastoral

Deputy Head Pastoral

Godolphin School

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
18 January 2018

Job overview

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

September 2018

Godolphin School is one of the country’s leading independent boarding and day schools for girls with an excellent reputation. Founded in 1726, the School educates girls from 3-18 and is known for the strength of its pastoral care. We are seeking an inspirational and highly motivated pastoral leader to join our team and further develop the pastoral direction and wellbeing of the school. Godolphin’s true strength lies in its commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of each individual girl. Boarding is a key component to the educational life of the school and the Deputy Head Pastoral is a residential post with family accommodation (recently refurbished) provided. The school has undertaken a major boarding restructure which comes to fruition in 2018. This is an exciting time to be joining the senior management team to work through the next stage of the school’s strategic plan.  The role is wide-ranging, encompassing all aspects of school life and includes the line management of House staff and Heads of Year. This is a teaching position of up to 0.4 of a timetable and applications from any teaching discipline will be considered.

Godolphin is located in Salisbury on a well landscaped, spacious site and enjoys close links with the Cathedral and the City. 

For further details please follow this link where you can download the candidate brief and an application form. Please do not send a curriculum vitae. Your application, including the names of two professional referees and a covering letter should reach the HR Administrator Mrs Judy Wilson, Godolphin School, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2RA by 9.00am on Thursday 18 January 2018. 

You can email your application to: 

Please note the school is closed between 22 December and 4 January 2018

First round interviews will be held on Thursday 25 January 2018 

Final round interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 January 2018 

Godolphin is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and students to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced clearance through the DBS.

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"Pupils of all ages have exceptionally positive attitudes to learning. They are extremely aspirational for themselves and ambitious for those around them" ISI Report 2023

A convivial buzz emanates from this glorious school" Tatler Schools Guide

This school doesn’t attract the kind of parents who want bling – instead, it invests in substance and puts the needs of the children up front.  The staff and students we met were absolutely the kind of people you’d want to be stuck in a lift with - - fun, friendly, honest, polite and purposefulTalk Education

Godolphin fosters an environment of excellence, empowering each student to discover their talents, develop their perspective and realise their own potential.  We firmly believe in diversity and inclusivity, encouraging independence of thought, community spirit and respect for all.  Compassion and kindness are key values that we embed within the School, creating a culture of altruism and empathy.

With national success in music, sport, art and technology, Godolphin has a wide-ranging curriculum and students can develop their sporting, artistic and academic skills from age 3-18. Scholarships are offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry.

Our curriculum offers rigour, breadth, and challenge. Combining traditional and modern subjects, our senior curriculum is designed and tailored to age, ability, and aptitude. Our scholarship programme, Inspiring Bright Minds, challenges our most academically able students and our excellent SEN provision nurtures and supports students to achieve of their best.

We place huge value on physical education, providing a broad spectrum of engaging and inspiring activities to encourage participation. We recognise the positive impact sport has on the happiness and wellbeing of students.

Our co-curricular activities are vital to supporting the academic and pastoral objectives that prepare students for adult life. In addition to the traditional programmes such as Combined Cadet Force, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Leiths School of Food and Wine, we offer many opportunities for students to discover their abilities, learn life skills and build confidence. 

Godolphin is a strong community and is committed to providing the best possible pastoral care. Boarders and day students live together in the same houses which engenders a genuine sense of belonging.

Looking ahead, Godolphin embraces plans to offer co-education in Godolphin Prep by 2024 and Godolphin in 2025, maintaining our unwavering commitment to preparing students for life’s challenges and empowering them to leave a lasting impact on the world.

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