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Assistant Head Senior School Pastoral & Wellbeing

St Mary's, ColchesterEssex

St Mary’s is a happy, high achieving independent day school for girls aged 3-16 years and boys aged 3-4 years, a member of  the Girls’ Schools Association, Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and the Independent Schools Association. St Mary’s continues to thrive, and has become recognised locally and regionally as a high-achieving independent school which has stayed true to its original, core values.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Senior School as Assistant Head Pastoral & Wellbeing.

The Assistant Head Pastoral and Well-Being is a key member of the Senior School Management Team, reporting to the Head of the Senior School. S/he will be involved with the responsibility for the pastoral provision and promotion of student well being within the Senior School, along with the safeguarding and welfare of students across the whole school. The individual will work with the whole school staff, Heads of Year, the Head of the Senior School and the Assistant Head (Pastoral) of the Lower School. The individual may be expected to teach a small timetable if so required.

This is a full time position, term time only with a competitive salary and attractive benefits. St Mary's School currently remains in the Teachers Pension Scheme.

Further information can be found on the School website:

Completed application forms should be submitted to along with a covering letter of application addressed to the Principal, Mrs N Griffiths.

Applications close on Friday 14 January 2022 with interviews in the week commencing 17 January 2022.

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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