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Assistant Head Pastoral - Head of Middle School

St Dunstan's CollegeLewisham

Following the appointment of the previous incumbent to Deputy Headship in another prestigious HMC school, the College wishes to appoint a dynamic, creative, authoritative, and highly-organised individual to join the Senior School Leadership Team with a specific responsibility as Head of Middle School, in charge of students’ academic and pastoral progress. The individual should be adept at maintaining strategic focus while juggling multiple competing operational priorities and will be able to articulate and realise an ambitious and forward-thinking vision for the journey of our Middle School students.

This position is ideal for a candidate with existing middle leadership and line management experience who is looking to take the step up into Senior Leadership and who will enjoy the challenge of a diverse portfolio of responsibilities across the College. Above all, the candidate should embody our College vision, ethos and values, and be able to articulate and promote these to others.

Application Closing Date: Friday 3 December 2021

Longlist Interview Date: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Shortlist Interview Date: Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 December 2021

Early applications are advised as the College reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. 

Completed application forms and cover letters must be emailed to 

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St Dunstan’s College reflects the diverse location in which it is situated. In a recent review of our racial diversity by ‘Flair Impact’, we were found to be the most racially diverse school out of their client base of over 30 British independent schools. We see diversity to be of intrinsic and essential value to the contemporary, ambitious and forward-thinking education we offer at St Dunstan’s. We encourage applications from people who share this view, and from professionals of all backgrounds, communities and industries. We are a school that places individuality and identity at the heart of what we do.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. As this role involves 'regulated activity' with children the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure application.  Employment will be conditional upon the College being satisfied with the result of the Enhanced DBS check and the outcome of all other checks. 

The College will also carry out a check of the Children's Barred List on the successful applicant. Applicants should be aware that it is unlawful for the College to employ anyone to work with children if they are barred from doing so, and it is a criminal offence for a person to apply to work with children if they are barred from doing so.

This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the College is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

St Dunstan’s Educational Foundation Registered Charity Number 312747

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