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Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning)

Merchant Taylors' Boys' SchoolLiverpool

Required September 2021 or January 2022

Merchant Taylors’, Liverpool has a long and distinguished history as a leading school in the region. Based on over four hundred years of tradition, we aspire to be a forward-thinking and progressive centre of learning. 

We are seeking to appoint to an exceptional Assistant Head Teaching and Learning to join Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School and start employment in September 2021 or January 2022. We are looking for an individual with the ability and flair to be an informed and influential senior leader within an academically selective independent school. The Assistant Head Teaching and Learning is responsible for the strategic development of teaching and learning across Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School. The successful candidate will be able to draw on education research to develop students’ learning competencies and raise already-high levels of attainment. They will also take an innovative and creative approach to staff CPD, utilising experience of mentoring colleagues in the development of their teaching practice.  

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the holistic approach to learning we pride ourselves on at Merchant Taylors’. The individual should thus be prepared to contribute fully towards the School’s extracurricular and co-curricular programmes. We aspire to identify and encourage the strengths of each and every student we teach, and for this reason we expect staff to be able to develop strong academic and pastoral relationships with their students. 

We are confident that the learning environment and the benefits of working in one of the best independent schools in the North will be a truly engaging experience.

We will value and support your contribution to School life and in return provide you with excellent rewards:  

• Working as part of a committed and talented team

• Competitive salary 

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

• Extended holiday periods

• Children of the successful candidate will be eligible for the Schools’ discount tuition fee

• Access to the Schools’ fitness suite 

• Support for your continuous professional development 

• Provision of car parking within the School grounds

• Free lunch and refreshments during the school day

• Employee assistance programme providing a 24-hour counselling and advice line

Make your best move this year and join a school of true distinction. 

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Candidates should submit an application form via email to  or alternatively post to Human Resources Department, Merchant Taylors’ School, Liverpool Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 0QP to arrive by Midday: Monday 24 May 2021.  Interviews will be held w/c 24 May 2021

Merchant Taylors’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

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