Head of Senior School, City of London

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City of London School for GirlsCity of London

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Start date: January or April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Head of Senior 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 9 – 11.

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


The Head of Senior School 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 Senior 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 Senior School are as follows:

  • 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. 
  • Line      managing and developing the two Assistant Heads of Section. 
  • Providing management and leadership of the team of      tutors in the Section 
  • Promoting      the ethos of achievement and balance which is the hallmark of the school.
  • Assisting      with the planning and delivery of PSHCE within the Section.
  • Assisting      with 16+ transition and recruitment of current pupils.

The Head of Senior 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 Senior 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 Senior School is likely to teach 22- 24 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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