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Assistant Master (Teaching and Learning)

Westminster Under SchoolWestminster

A rare opportunity has arisen for an outstanding and experienced senior leader at Westminster Under School to play a pivotal role in the School’s pursuit of academic excellence.

The Assistant Master (Teaching and Learning) will promote the ethos of academic rigour, engagement and perseverance and lead on professional development for teachers across the School. 

As a core member of the Senior Management Team, they will represent the interests of the academic life of the School and will develop, refine and implement the School’s policies and procedures, taking particular responsibility for Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Policy, Policy on SEND, Policy on EAL and the Careers Policy.

The successful candidate will teach a reduced timetable and will have excellent teaching and classroom management skills. An infectious enthusiasm, an engaging personality and a creative approach to the delivery of the curriculum are all essential for this role. 

In addition, the successful applicant must be willing to participate fully in the various extra-curricular activities – both academic and cultural. Applications are encouraged from both the maintained sector and the independent sector.

About the School

Westminster Under School has been in existence since 1943, providing an independent preparatory education for boys aged 7 to 13.

Since 1981, the Under School has been situated in Vincent Square, Westminster, overlooking the School’s playing fields. Our central London location is a huge asset, adding a significant cultural dimension to the education of our 285 boys.

Ultimately, Westminster Under School is a busy, passionate and purposeful place, where boys greatly enjoy the activities of learning and are given the support and guidance they need to develop as intelligent, compassionate and inquisitive individuals.

Applicants should send their current CV and a supporting letter to our recruitment partner

Any additional questions should be directed in the first instance to the Master’s PA, Sarah Long by emailing and to the Deputy Master, Michael Woodside, by emailing 

The closing date for applications is midday, Wednesday 12 January 2022 with interviews to be held the following week.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date for applications, so an early application is encouraged.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex or sexual orientation. 

Westminster Under School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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