Junior School Deputy Headteacher, Italy

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St George's British International SchoolItaly

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Start date: September 1st 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Highly Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly-motivated, reflective and experienced Deputy Head Teacher, to assist the Head in providing professional leadership and management for our City Centre Junior School. Ideally, candidates will have acquired a proven track record of teaching experience throughout the primary years and be working within a senior management team, at the level of Assistant Head or Deputy Head teacher. However, middle leaders looking to take on further responsibility and management will also be considered for the post, depending on their level and quality of experience. The Deputy Head will be a class teacher with a significant time allowance in order to be able to combine his or her teaching with the role.

The City Centre Junior School is located near the Vatican in a quiet part of Rome. The building we work in has been developed into a modern and spacious school with bright, airy classrooms, a large music room and a lovely Library.

The school benefits for being on a site with access to high quality sports facilities and a theatre

Our rich curriculum combines the rigour of the English National Curriculum with the creativity on offer from a wide range of arts subjects; music, drama, art, design technology and not forgetting the variety of sports and skills learned in Physical Education (PE). We aim to prepare our pupils for 21st Century living through the use of technology and in challenging the pupils’ thinking and creativity, whilst the PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) programme ensures that they acquire the social skills and understanding to live in harmony with others. A great generosity of spirit exists amongst our staff and pupils from our youngest ‘Dragon School’ 3&4 year olds, to our older pupils in the upper

Phases of the Junior School.

As a newly appointed Deputy Head, you will have the opportunity to work within a team that is committed to developing a learning culture of excellence, equality and high expectations for all and through reflective leadership gain the satisfaction of shaping the Junior School in this next phase of its growth.


  • Qualified Teacher Status. 
  •  Post graduate training desirable but not essential.


  • A proven track record, (at least two years), of recent and successful management roles within the Junior School, including a sound understanding of Early Years.

A current Job Description outlining roles and responsibilities relevant to the job and a range of personal skills and abilities desirable is available on request.

How to Apply

Closing date for applications Monday 12th February 2018

Interview date Long-list: w/b 26th February
Short-list: Tuesday 13th March

Job reference number DHTCC0218

Please complete the application form available at http://www.stgeorge.school.it/Employment, continuing on a
separate sheet if necessary, and email it to jobs@stgeorge.school.it, inserting the job reference DHTCC0218 in the title of the email.

Our preference is for you to complete and submit the application form electronically. If this is not possible, then please use black ink for handwritten applications. Please do not submit a CV or send certificates or testimonials at this stage.

Please note that longlisted candidates will undergo a face-to-face or Skype interview, whilst shortlisted candidates will be invited to undertake the final selection process in Rome where they should be prepared to demonstrate their capacity as an excellent role model, not only in terms of leadership but also in delivering the curriculum as a class teacher.

Short-listed candidates will have references taken up prior to interview.

Conditional Offer of Appointment

Any offer to a successful candidate will be conditional upon the following:

  •  verification of identity, qualifications and professional status;
  • a safeguarding check;
  • receipt of at least three satisfactory references (one of which should be from your current or most recent employer);
  • verification of medical fitness (completion of a medical declaration).


The successful candidate will receive a salary and benefits that are highly competitive in the International sector and consistent with the status that St George’s holds as an HMC school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced

Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. The school is also committed to a policy of equal opportunity.


Job location

More about St George's British International School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Via Cassia Km16, La Storta, Rome, 00123, Italy
Telephone: +39 6308 6001
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