As a 7-18 State Boarding School we seek an outstanding candidate for the position of Head of Junior Department. At present the Junior Department has a population of around 150 pupils, of which 65 are boarders and 85 are more local pupils who are flexi-boarders. Royal Alexandra & Albert School is the only state-maintained boarding school with Key Stage Two provision and as such is very important in providing continuity in education for children whose parents serve abroad, as well as other children whose needs are best served by being in a boarding situation or whose parents have a demand for the holistic education that a boarding school can provide.
The Head of Junior Department is responsible for leading the provision in years 3-6 to secure outstanding student outcomes, including key stage 2 assessments, and for developing a first class curriculum which meets student needs and prepares them well for senior school, and for life.
We have been very successful in our KS2 SATs over the years. There is good support in the classroom and we have been recognised for the excellent achievement of our students.
You will work with the Head of Junior Boarding to ensure that the pupils have an excellent and enriched experience whilst in the school as boarder or flexi-boarder, that the best behaviour is supported, and that the welfare and well-being of the pupils is safeguarded.
The Head of Junior Department is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the Junior Department and its day to day management, including the resources and facilities of the Junior Department.
Single or larger rent-free accommodation may be available for the appointee in return for boarding duties.
To apply please complete the application form with a covering letter or supporting statement by clicking the apply now button.
Closing Date: Thursday 7th December at midday Interview Date: Thursday 14th December
The Royal Alexandra and Albert 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 an Enhanced DBS check