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Deputy Head, Pastoral

Royal Masonic School for GirlsHertfordshire

RMS is an independent day and boarding school with a nurturing ethos where each pupil is esteemed as an individual.  Founded in 1788, we are one of the top performing schools nationally for Value Added at GCSE and A Level and are proud to be an inclusive school where all pupils are encouraged to fulfil their potential.  Situated in 200+ acres of stunning parkland and yet only 30 minutes from Central London on the tube, we are at a pivotal and exciting point in our development with a recently appointed Head of Senior School and a clear vision for the future.

Deputy Head, Pastoral

Required for September 2021

The Deputy Head, Pastoral is responsible for leading the pastoral care and pupil support in Senior School at RMS, and for supporting the Head of Hind House in the pastoral care of sixth-form pupils.  This is an SLT position that reports to the Head of Senior School.  The post holder will work closely with the Senior School SLT and the Heads of Year to ensure that the highest standards of pupil wellbeing, behaviour, learning and academic attainment prevail.

The Deputy Head, Pastoral has broad operational and strategic responsibility for the pastoral management of Senior School, and for its development.  The post holder has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of policy and practice, and is the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). The Deputy Head, Pastoral will play a key role in establishing key strategic pastoral goals for the School, and in extending the School’s reputation for outstanding pastoral care and values-led education.

Our pupils have an infectious zest for life and we pride ourselves on being a unique, values-driven school working with them as they develop into kind, thoughtful and compassionate young people ready to face the evolving challenges of the 21st century.  We value dedicated colleagues greatly, and potential candidates must show commitment to self-improvement and to the co-curricular life of the school. Accommodation may be available.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school website and our social media  feeds for more information about our thriving school, with its inclusive community spirit that encourages both girls and staff to share a commitment to continued personal, professional and academic development.

An applicant pack and job description/person specification are available on the school’s website.

We welcome a letter of application and a completed application form which can be downloaded from our website. Completed applications only and any enquiries should be addressed to Sarah Nicholson,

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th March at 9.00am

Interviews will take place on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd March 2021

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for enhanced disclosure.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is an equal opportunities employer.

The Royal Masonic School for Girls is a Private Limited Company, Registered No 1339867 England, Registered Charity No 276784

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