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Deputy Head – Pastoral Strategy

Hampstead SchoolCamden

We have a fantastic opportunity for an inspirational colleague to take up this senior position at our vibrant and successful school.

As an outstanding professional, we need you to be:

• Committed and able to inspire and motivate our students through the highest expectations

• A strategic thinker, driven by moral purpose and passionate about learning

• Able to demonstrate a track record of excellent leadership

• A strong communicator, enthusiastic and relentlessly optimistic in your approach

• A resilient colleague with evident leadership skills, committed to inspiring and motivating the best from our students.

The Deputy Head (Pastoral Strategy) will facilitate strategic collaboration between our Heads of Year, Achievement Support Faculty (SEND), Student Support Centre and attendance team. They will act as Designated Safeguarding Lead and have oversight of the work of external agencies. They will lead on community development work and the evolution of our house system, alternative provision (internal and external) and mental health and wellbeing. They will raise standards of behaviour through whole-school policy and targeted interventions

What people say about us:

“We think this is what all urban comprehensive schools should look like. Ambitious and inclusive, it’s a school that opens its doors to all and gives them an enjoyable, vibrant education” (Good Schools Guide 2020)

“Staff really like working at the school. They feel valued and very well supported. Leaders have ensured that they have very good opportunities for training and development. Many staff have moved on to promoted posts internally and elsewhere. This is an exciting, dynamic place to work, and its vitality greatly benefits the pupils”. (Ofsted)

“An exceptional climate for learning” (Challenge Partners)

Please visit our website to learn more about Hampstead school.

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th May at 9am

Interview Date: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th May

At Hampstead School, we are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums, in-school facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. We are keen to explore part-time, job share or flexible working arrangements. Everyone is welcome – we are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Checks will be made with previous employers.

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