Deputy Head - Teaching and Innovation, London

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City of London SchoolLondon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: A competitive salary with attractive employment benefits.
Contract term: Permanent

This is an opportunity for an outstanding individual to join the Senior Management Team of one of the country’s leading independent day schools. City of London School caters for over 920 boys from ages 10 to 18, and is situated in magnificent premises on a riverside site in the City.

The post of Deputy Head (Teaching and Innovation) is a new and exciting one.  The post-holder will work to ensure that the School’s educational provision reflects the rapidly evolving requirements of the 21st century, with a particular focus on the use of technology to support teaching and learning, and the development across the pupil body of a skill base that supports both progression to university and future employability.

The Deputy Head (Teaching and Innovation) will have overall responsibility for the curriculum, as well as for the implementation of relevant parts of the School’s Strategic Plan (which is currently being reviewed).  They will ensure that there is continued excellence, reflection and development amongst the teaching staff as a body of educational professionals.  Taking advantage of the School’s enviable location and diverse pupil body, and with the heart of the capital’s economic infrastructure on our doorstep, the post-holder will be in a position to have a substantive impact on the way in which our pupils are prepared for their lives beyond school.

As a Deputy Head, the post-holder will be asked to advise on all matters of school policy, procedure and routine, sharing broad operational and strategic responsibility for the management of the School and for its development.  She or he may be required to deputise for the Head during term, or during school holidays.

The successful applicant will have a proven record of success as both a teacher and a manager.  They will be committed to defining “education” in the broadest terms, and will have demonstrated that commitment through their co-curricular and supra-curricular contributions.  They will be able to think creatively, communicate effectively and manage change.

How to Apply

An application form and further details (including a full Job Description) are available from the TES Website.  A completed application form, accompanied by a letter of application (addressed to the Head, and of no more than two sides in length) should be e-mailed to  Applicants may submit a CV, but this cannot be in place of a completed application form.

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm (noon) on Wednesday 12th December 2018.

Long-listed applicants will be informed before Christmas, with first-round interviews scheduled for Wednesday 9th January 2019.  A final round of interviews is scheduled for Friday 11th January 2019.

City of London School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further information about the School and a copy of the 2011 and 2017 ISI Inspection report are available on the website.

The Independent Schools Teachers Induction (ISTIP) considers the NQT Induction at City of London School as an example of best practice.

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More about City of London School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 3AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3680 6300
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City of London School is an independent school based in London for boys aged 10-18. 

The school site is situated by the Thames. It has over 20 acres of sports pitches. It was established in 1834 and moved to its present site in 1986. The school ...