Deputy Head (Pastoral) - Preparatory School, Elstree, Hertfordshire

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The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' SchoolElstree, Hertfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Following the retirement of the current post holder and the Deputy Head’s (Academic) promotion to headship of a leading preparatory school, we are seeking an inspirational, strategic and impactful school leader, with a sophisticated understanding of pastoral care in the primary sector and a track record of fostering the wellbeing and nurturing of pupils which is likely to have been gained in a high achieving environment.

A leader and role model for pupils and colleagues alike, your role will be to ‘nurture excellence’ in our boys by delivering a world-class pastoral programme. You will recommend and implement innovations from research and practice in pastoral provision, lead the development of pupils’ character and wellbeing, their safeguarding and the care and wellbeing of Prep staff.

As Deputy Head (Pastoral), you will lead all daily aspects of pastoral care in the Prep School, and more broadly shares with the Deputy Head (Academic) and the Senior Teacher, the management of the School’s operations. As a member of a collegial leadership team (PLT) comprising the Head of Prep, Head of Pre-Prep, Deputy Head (Academic) and Senior Teacher, this role also shares the strategic leadership and development of the School and will regularly deputise for the Head. The post would suit an ambitious candidate aspiring for a future headship.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website or by email from the Human Resources department:

Please apply as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications: Monday 28th January 2019 at noon. First round interviews: w/c Monday 4th February 2019.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ Preparatory School 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 subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. 

Registered Charity No: 313996

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More about The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 5 - 18 years
Address: Butterfly Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8266 1700
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The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School is a large independent school located in the village of Elstree, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1690, the all-through school educates around 1,200 boys aged 5-18, all of whom are day pupils. 

The School has a sel...