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Head of House

The Fulham Boys School


  • Expired
Highly Competitive with Inner London Allowance
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
20 November 2017

Job overview

Why apply to The Fulham Boys School?

- To play an integral role in a new school determined to be one of the best in this country – state or private - within the next ten years

- To work in a school that despite having no external exam results, and only three years old, is the first independent Free School under the new framework to be Judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted with outstanding features.  

- We also have a strong CPD programme and believe in seeking out and providing opportunities to further staff.

- Competitive salary

- Opportunity to get an annual bonus 

- A first class staff benefit package 

- 18 extra days school holidays 

- Free school lunches every day freshly prepared by our school chef 

- Cycle to work scheme 

- Great connections to all London tube-lines and overground routes

What is the school like?

The Fulham Boys School is built upon the Christian Faith, geared towards boys and nurtures enterprise – personal, social and business. 

We are a strict academic boys’ school that aims to equip our young men to apply for Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. 

We have a truly comprehensive intake which includes boys from very affluent backgrounds rubbing shoulders with boys from economically deprived backgrounds. All meeting the same high standards and learning from one another. Our vision is to be among the very best schools in this country – state or private – and believe we are on course to achieve this in the next ten years. This is confirmed by our long waiting list of boys trying to get into FBS, the Department for Education, our Ofsted report in May 2017 and local community feedback. 

In May 2017, Ofsted commented, 

‘The headteacher has created a school which aims to achieve academic and personal excellence for all’

‘Academic progress is strong, boys are on track to achieve well at GCSE’

‘Behaviour in lessons is exemplary…the behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Boys live and breathe good manners and courtesy’ 

‘Staff are very proud to work at the school and are fully committed to the aspirational ethos. They recognize the strong support from senior leaders in the development of their teaching and in recognition of their personal well-being’

‘Staff engage with ways to improve their practice, there is a culture of collaboration and staff are keen to receive feedback: ‘There is an extensive coaching programme and staff collaborate to share best practice.’

The Department for Education have said,

‘The boys love learning and speak highly of teaching’

‘Morale is high and the school is thriving’

While the Local Community observed, 

‘The school has delivered on the big claims they made before the school opened’

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Hose who is an enterprising, resilient and enthusiastic person with a real ‘can do’ attitude; someone who will inspire our boys and work collaboratively within our cooperatively led school. 

There are four school houses at FBS, Brunel, Dickens, Liddell and Wilberforce, each with its own separate identify in the image of the whole school ethos. This role is integral to the daily workings of the school as pastoral leadership brings out the very best in boys through academic and behavioural support and challenge. The role will involve leading a house of 150 boys which will grow to 200 as the school increases capacity.

The successful candidate will:

- Be an outstanding, inspirational, pastoral leader with innovative thinking

- Be an outstanding classroom practitioner

- Be relentless about maintaining consistently high standards

- Have the ability to engage and motivate boys

- Have excellent discipline 

- Have vision, enthusiasm, energy and dedication 

- Have excellent communication skills and be highly organized 

- Have the ability to support the leadership team in the daily running of the school 

- Be determined and committed to creating a dynamic house ethos 

- Be able to use data effectively to monitor and evaluate progress (both academic and pastoral) 

- Support and lead boys and form teachers within the Christian Ethos of the school including leading house assemblies

- Develop the enterprise skills of the boys in their House

- Possess a real ‘can do’ attitude

- Have a commitment to support our enrichment programme by facilitating co-curricular sessions 

Please apply by filling in the school’s application form. If you would like to speak to our Deputy Headteacher who line manages our Heads of House about the role then she would love to talk to you. You can call the school on 0207381 7100 or email 

Closing date for completed applications: Noon on Monday 20th November 2017 

FBS is committed to the protection and safety of our learners. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service prior to commencing the role. 

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About The Fulham Boys School


The Fulham Boys School is an 11-18 school for boys. Founded by local parents and teachers, it opened with its first Year 7 boys in September 2014 and now has 800 boys including 200 in the Sixth Form.

We have made an ambitious pledge to be one of the very best schools in this country – state or private.

The Fulham Boys School is an independent government-funded school. We are a free school and fully embrace this freedom. To this end we have created and constantly reinforce a highly distinctive ethos. It is an ethos that is built upon the Christian faith, nurtures enterprise and is geared towards boys, supported by an academic curriculum that equips FBS boys to apply for Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.


Faith, Boys and Enterprise.

Christian Faith

The school is built on our Christian faith which impacts every aspect of school life.

  • Welcoming: Our school will be welcoming to boys of all beliefs, cultures and backgrounds, emphasising the inherent value and dignity of every human being “made in God’s image” (Genesis 1:27)
  • Beliefs: We will ensure that boys have regular, planned and varied opportunities to learn about the main beliefs of Christianity and the teachings of Jesus Christ as expressed in the texts of the Bible and the historic creeds.
  • Questioning: We will ensure that all boys will be encouraged to think and ask questions about the Christian beliefs they are encountering. All boys will be given opportunities to give their own view in response, whatever that might be.
  • Values: Boys will learn about, celebrate and grow in our six core Christian values, as described in the Bible, demonstrated perfectly by Jesus Christ and reflecting God’s character: community, loving truth, serving others, compassion, hard work, and thankfulness. Both boys and staff will seek to follow them in everything we do.
  • Faith: We will provide encouragement and support for any boys who would call themselves Christians to grow in their faith, both in knowledge and in maturity, while they are at the school.
  • Worship: Faith will have an impact on every area of school life, be that explicitly Christian contexts such as assemblies, form times, special events and Christian unions; or other areas of the school such as the curriculum, behaviour and attitudes, the pastoral system and staff wellbeing.


FBS’s education bridges the gap between the norms and expectations of the state and independent sectors, specifically to bring out the best in boys.

  • Best practice: Conscientiously and regularly reviewing the best available research evidence, professional expertise and practical wisdom to ensure that our teaching, curriculum, co-curriculum, pastoral care and school day are always tailored to the needs of boys.
  • Inspirational & aspirational teaching: Setting high academic targets and offering teaching strategies aimed specifically at raising the academic achievement of boys, to engender a lifelong love of learning, and to ensure that each individual achieves an academic outcome which allows them to pursue a career of their choice.
  • Co-curricular: Offering an extended school day so that our boys have the time and space to: be challenged academically; access a wide range of academic subjects; encounter horizon-stretching co-curricular activities; receive the individual support they need; and find and pursue their unique interests and passions beyond the classrooms.
  • Standards: Setting clear boundaries and expecting exceptionally high standards of appearance, behaviour, attendance and punctuality to help boys to develop respect for self, others, their school and society.
  • Respect: Engaging disciplinary strategies which are proven to be most effective for boys so that they can learn and develop in an environment that is respectful, supportive, safe and has unambiguous expectations.
  • Sport: Exceptional standards of fitness and competitive sport for all our boys through to Sixth Form, aiming for very high levels of participation, fit for FBS as a beacon of sporting excellence. It is important to see the whole school thrive both on and off the sports field developing self-discipline, teamwork, confidence, and a healthy, active lifestyle. Through the offering of four core sports (rugby, rowing, football and cricket) and non-core sports, each boy will be actively involved in at least one sport through his time at FBS.
  • Pastoral: High standards of pastoral care where boys will be supported, nurtured and encouraged in all aspects of school life; where a Fulham boy views school as his family, and through being part of a vertical house system within a small school, knows he is known.
  • Community: Creating a powerful partnership between school and home, allowing parents to feel informed about achievement as well as concern, and ensuring that each boy feels valued and recognised as an individual.


Enterprise is woven into all we do at The Fulham Boys School. Our boys will develop the skills and knowledge to show initiative, creativity and tenacity in their personal and professional lives, and the desire to do good, not just to do well.

  • Curriculum: A business and social enterprise curriculum which runs throughout each boy’s school journey, which gives opportunities to understand and work with businesses, charities and community groups.
  • Expectations: Our inspirational teaching and curriculum is designed to encourage boys to be independent thinkers and have a “can do” attitude, always having high expectations of what they can achieve.
  • Safe: Creating a safe and supportive environment in which boys feel confident to broaden their horizons, to try new and even daunting experiences, pushing boundaries throughout their school career.
  • Collaboration: Our curriculum and co-curriculum will give time and space for boys to work interdependently to develop self-discipline, mutual respect and responsibility.
  • School Houses: A house system bringing together boys of different ages, establishing strong bonds, learning from and alongside each other, developing teamwork, competing with other houses, and reinforcing a sense of community.
  • Careers: Giving outstanding careers advice, using outside expertise where appropriate, allowing boys to understand the opportunities available and choose a rewarding and enjoyable career path that is right for them.
  • Leadership: Encouraging boys to develop leadership skills in all aspects of school life from subject prefects to house and sport captains. Managing their School Council, leading school clubs, organising social enterprise projects and providing peer mentoring and support.
  • Fundraising: To meet our far-reaching aims we shall seek to raise significant additional funds through a powerful partnership with parents, and a professional approach to fundraising which maximises opportunities from educational grants, businesses and individuals.


Teaching & Learning will always be an essential part of FBS and as such we value continued professional development and invest heavily in the wellbeing of our staff. We have a well established staff wellbeing group who meet at least every six weeks to discuss staff wellbeing and suggest additional ways we can enhance a culture of wellbeing amongst all staff.

As a school, we have a wide range of tiered CPD available to all staff which includes daily staff briefings, an offer of twilight CPD, fully paid or subsidised NPQ and coaching qualifications, paid subscriptions to professional bodies such as the Chartered college as well as external CPD where appropriate. FBS also works in collaboration with other local schools through the West London Partnership which also includes several CPD opportunities throughout the year.

As a free school we aim to constantly push the boundaries and offer the very best experience to all our boys and staff. Our extended school day means that staff and students benefit from 18 extra days of holiday. We are an incredibly caring school which seeks to listen to staff and support their wellbeing in a range of ways. Whilst we adopt the national teacher pay scales we also try to be innovative with pay each year. In the past this has included having a performance related bonus scheme to recognise the hard work and dedication of our staff. This is something we continue to consider each year and will offer when possible.

Further information is on our school website

If you would like a confidential discussion with our Headmaster or to arrange a visit to the school please call the school on 0207 381 7100.

Application forms should be completed via the QUICK APPLY link on the TES. If you have any questions about the role please contact Jane Proudfoot, HR Manager by email to

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