Assistant Head (Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare), Waterloo, Central London

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King's College London Mathematics SchoolWaterloo, Central London

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Start date: 1 September 2020 or earlier by arrangement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £48,500 - £53,500 (King's Maths School has its own pay scale, benchmarked against national teacher pay scales. An annual performance-linked bonus of up to 5% of salary is available to all employees.)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

King’s College London Mathematics School (KCLMS) is for highly motivated students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. The Head Teacher is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher to play a central role in defining, articulating and implementing the shared vision and values of the school. The Assistant Head will be the senior pastoral figure in the school and will be accountable for the personal development, behaviour and welfare of all KCLMS students. They will line manage the Lead Teacher (Sixth Form) and through them oversee the work of the tutors. They will ensure that school behaviour, punctuality and attendance are outstanding, and they will be responsible for safeguarding the welfare and well-being of all students. They will also teach classes, either as a teacher of one of the school’s A-level subjects (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Economics), or as the teacher of the school-wide Personal Development programme (PSHE)

The Assistant Head will also take on a number of other key roles commensurate with their experience and the seniority of their post, including taking on the responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCO, and line managing the Lead Teacher (Wider Outcomes) and the Learning Mentor. The nature of the school as a small institution means that responsibilities amongst the senior team can potentially be moved around to accommodate the experience and skillset of a strong candidate.

This post represents an interesting opportunity for a teacher who has experience of middle leadership to take on their first senior leadership role, or for a current senior leader ready to take on more significant responsibility as one of the four members of the Senior Leadership Team. The opportunity to take on the delivery of the Personal Development programme (PSHE) opens up the opportunity to teachers of the arts, the humanities or the social sciences as well as those of the A-level subjects offered by the school.

The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials, and will already have a proven record of outstanding teaching. A vital qualification will be that they share the vision of the school to help talented and motivated young people find challenge and excitement in a curriculum that fosters intellectual growth and curiosity.

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The post will commence from 1 September 2020, or earlier by arrangement. 

King’s College London Mathematics School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure through the DBS.

Closing date for applications: 12pm on Monday 9 March

Interviews will be held: Tuesday 17 March

More about King's College London Mathematics School
Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Address: 80 Kennington Road, Kennington, London, SE11 6NJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7848 7346
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King’s College London Mathematics School is a new state school for students aged 16-19 with a particular aptitude and enthusiasm for mathematics. It was opened in September 2014 by King’s College London in response to the government’s programme to im...