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Head of Little Wetherby

Head of Little Wetherby

Wetherby School


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

Job overview

Head of Little Wetherby  

Wetherby School are looking for a highly motivated, career minded and enthusiastic Early Years teacher to lead the nursery department from September 2018.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious teacher with excellent organisational and inter-personal skills who wishes to further their management experience or to embark upon a leadership role in a highly successful Pre- Preparatory School. Applicants will lead a forward-thinking and committed team of two other teachers and one assistant teacher.  

Experience of teaching in Early Years is essential, as is a thorough, up-to-date knowledge and experience of the EYFS curriculum. What is also important is your ability to interact and support children in a positive way to foster their enthusiasm for learning, and to have the skills and maturity required to take on the Head of Little Wetherby teaching duties and responsibilities. As well as excellent managerial skills the successful candidate will demonstrate educational vision, a genuine love of teaching and a sense of humour.   

Wetherby School is an Independent boys’ school (ages 2 ½ - 8) in Notting Hill with 360 pupils. It is heavily oversubscribed and is extremely successful in securing pupils’ entry into the Preparatory School of their choice. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.  

Wetherby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all Wetherby staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.  

The Alpha Plus Group has its own salary scale, which is above the Central London Maintained Scale. A salary at the appropriate point on the Teachers’ scale will be offered to the successful candidate and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.    Please apply in confidence by completing the online application form and equal opportunities monitoring form found on the Alpha Plus Group careers page. The careers page can be found via the following link Also available on the careers page is a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification.    

Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be responded to. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th February. Interviews will take place from Thursday 22nd February.

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About Wetherby School

Wetherby School is based in Kensington and Chelsea, London. The independent pre-preparatory school admits boys aged 4-8. There are currently around 360 boys enrolled in the school, which occupies a listed townhouse.

In 2002, the school became part of the Alpha Plus Group. It was founded in 1951 and moved to its current location in 1971.


Paul David

Vision and values

Wetherby School provides a stimulating curriculum that gives boys a good educational grounding. Pupils are treated as individuals and are encouraged to reach their academic and personal potential.

The school offers high standards of learning and prepares students for education and life after pre-preparatory school. The curriculum is described as holistic and the school environment is traditional and safe.

ISI report

"The overall achievement of the boys is excellent, fulfilling the aims of the school to provide a stimulating, supportive and happy school that meets the individual needs of all the boys. They make excellent progress, doing full justice to their ability levels. The boys are very happy and contented and their overall success is promoted by the effective teaching, by their own very positive attitudes, and by the breadth and demands of their curricular and extra-curricular experiences."

View Wetherby School's latest ISI report

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