Deputy Head (responsible for Preschool and Pre-Prep), Esher

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Rowan Preparatory SchoolEsher

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Start date: To be negotiated
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Rowan Preparatory School are seeking to appoint an inspirational and outstanding Deputy Head who will also be responsible for the Preschool and Pre-Prep from Nursery to Year 2. 

Rowan is a dynamic, happy and nurturing independent girls day school, which prepares pupils (aged 2-11) for the challenges they will face in life, helping them to develop compassion, respect and a life-long love of learning.  All the girls are valued as individuals and the school attaches great importance to the quality of teaching and learning that is at the very heart of their philosophy on education. 

Founded in 1936 and based on 2 sites in Surrey within easy reach of the A3 and M25, Rowan is a member of the United Learning group and shares its objective of bringing out the 'best in everyone', enabling each pupil to become a balanced, happy and articulate person with the intellectual freedom to be creative; confidence to initiate; flexibility to respond to challenge, change and adversity; compasion to serve others; spirit to enjoy life; integrity to be trustworthy; and motivation to have a lifelong love of learning. 

The Deputy Head will be member of the Senior Leadership Team and have responsibility for the teaching, learning and pastoral care of pupils from Nursery to Year 2.  The successful candidate will be full of energy, ideas, warmth and laughter, and will provide vision and leadership to a team of committed and dedicated teachers and assistants ensuring the continuing development of this busy and highly successful girls' prep school.  Outstanding teaching ability and experience of Early Years and KS1 is essential and understanding of modern educational developments and a willingness to contribute to the wider areas of school life is required.  The individual must be a strategic thinker and confident to lead change, someone who is excited to act as a pioneer in developing new initiatives and innovative pedagogy.  There are excellent opportunities for professional development linked to your personal ambitions and moving the school forward. 

If you would like to discuss the position in more detail, please contact Louisa Barham, or call 07770 928537.

The deadine for receipt of applications is 10am on Thursday 7 June. 

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a covering letter addressed to Mrs Susan Clarke, Headmistress, explaining their reasons for applying.  There is no need to submit a CV. 

The completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) should be emailed to the Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments) Alice Matcham, at

Alice can also be reached by calling the Head Office on 01858 467449.

Rowan Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure Barring Service.

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More about Rowan Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Rowan Hill (2-11yr olds), 6 Fitzalan Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0LX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1372 462 627
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 “Eighty years ago, Rowan opened its doors to seven pupils. Its founder, Miss Millar, was determined to create an environment conducive to learning, she wanted Rowan to be a school where girls enjoyed their studies, developed a strong sense of s...