Deputy Head - (Pastoral), Bolton

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Bolton School Boys' Division Senior SchoolBolton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Boys’ Senior School (11-18 years)

Required for September 2018

The post, commencing in September 2018, arises as the result of a retirement. It is an outstanding opportunity to join a thriving school, which has a strong focus on pastoral development and wellbeing, both as part of the development of the boys’ character and as a key driver for academic success. 

The main focus of the role initially will be providing support, appropriate challenge, and leadership for the Pastoral team. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, a passion for all aspects of the pastoral life of the school, and the ability to engage and inspire, in order to effectively lead the Heads of Section/Year. 

The school has three Deputy Heads of equal standing, focused on our academic life, on admissions and pupil achievement and on pupil development through the pastoral life of the school. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Headmaster for the School’s pastoral life and pupil development, and will share responsibility for the leadership and management of Bolton School Boys’ Division through membership of the Senior Management Team. An Assistant Head leads on the day to day running of school life and two Senior Teachers lead on the pastoral curriculum, wellbeing, enrichment and co-curricular activity. 

With 2,300 students on site, Bolton School is one of the largest Independent day schools in the country. It is situated a mile or so from the town centre in a pleasant wooded campus, surrounded by 32 acres of playing fields. Two adjoining and similar buildings, now attached by a brand new state of the art sixth form centre, house the Boys’ and Girls’ Senior Schools, each under a separate Head and each providing a traditional academic education from the age of 11 years. There are also separate Junior Departments for boys and girls from the age of 7 and a coeducational Infant School and Nursery.

We are a school committed to professional development and, whilst the post will be much involved in the development of others, it will also provide a superb springboard for Headship. A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School is essential, with all staff playing a part in this important aspect of the school.

An attractive salary and benefits package is available. 

For further details of the school, please visit the School’s website at

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school and/ or speak to the Headmaster in advance of their application, if there are matters that it would be useful to clarify before submitting an application. To do this, please email We ask interested parties to apply online at 

In the event of any issues with the on line application do please email us at to let us know of your interest.

Closing date for applications: noon on Tuesday 21 November 2017. 

First round interviews will be held on: Monday 27 November 2017.

The final round will take place on: Monday 4 December 2017. 

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.


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More about Bolton School Boys' Division Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Senior and Sixth Form Boys, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL1 4PA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 840201
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