Head of Lower School, City of London, Barbican

Closing date:Expiring soon

City of London School for GirlsCity of London, Barbican

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Head of Lower School is a key Senior Management post at City of London School for Girls. The post holder has overall responsibility for the academic and general development and pastoral welfare of pupils in Years 7 -8.

This is an exciting, important and demanding role. Applications are invited from candidates with impressive experience and qualifications and who understand the demands and expectations of high achieving schools such as CLSG. 


The Head of Section is responsible for the pastoral care, learning and general academic development and extra-curricular involvement of all pupils in their section of the school. In addition, as a member of the SMT, the Head of Lower School has a leadership role in the strategic leadership and management of the whole school, helping to formulate policy and writing and implementing aspects of the whole school development plan. 

Integral responsibilities of the Head of Lower School are as follows:

  • The development of leadership and responsibility within the Section
  • The planning and delivery of PSHCE within the Section as directed by the Deputy Head (Pastoral) who has overall responsibility for PSHCE across the school.
  • The management and leadership of the Assistant Head of Lower School and team of tutors in the Section
  • Overseeing the academic development and pastoral wellbeing of the girls in the Section
  • Working with staff and tutors to maximise the academic performance and the welfare of the girls. 
  • Promoting the ethos of achievement and balance which is the hallmark of the school.

The Head of Lower School’s broad areas of responsibilities are listed in the job description. It is also expected that responsibilities will evolve over time given the particular strengths and interests of the successful candidate. The Head of Lower School should also take on any other responsibilities as the Headmistress may from time to time reasonably determine. 

The school operates a 40 period week and the Head of Lower School is likely to teach up to 22 periods per week and is thus a teaching member of their subject Department. 

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More about City of London School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: St. Giles' Terrace, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7847 5500
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There is a buzz about life at City of London School for Girls, a lively, purposeful and happy atmosphere.

City of London School for Girls is a unique day school for girls aged 7 to 18. Our location helps to make it so, nestled in the Barbican Centre ...