Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Head (Strategy and Operations) from September 2021. This role is new to St Christopher’s and is part of the ongoing development of the school. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding educator to join a highly creative, motivated and passionate team and to take on a leading role in developing and delivering the vision for St Christopher’s future, supporting the strategic and operational leadership of the school on a day-to-day basis.
The Deputy Head (Strategy and Operations) will work with closely with the Head and the rest of the Senior Leadership Team (Deputy Head Pastoral, Deputy Head Academic, Head of Lower School, Bursar) to ensure the implementation of the school’s strategy. They will be ambitious and agile in their leadership and be capable of thinking strategically and creatively to build on the school’s reputation for excellence. They will have the versatility needed to lead and implement change, promoting cohesion across our community. Key responsibilities will include:
- Translating the school’s vision into operational and strategic objectives and plans
- Leading on policy development and implementation in the following areas: staff welfare and professional development, co-curriculum, partnerships, workflow
- Ensuring modern ways of working and efficient systems
They will line manage some teaching staff. They will deputise and manage the school in the absence of the Head.
The successful St Christopher’s candidate will offer:
• Leadership on translating the school’s vision into operational and strategic objectives and plans
• An outstanding ability to think strategically in order to drive forward the school's aim of building upon its reputation for excellence
• Passion, creativity and a flexible mind
• High expectations of pupils
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Initiative and a proactive approach to teaching
• The ability to form positive relationships with colleagues and parents
• Commitment to the School and its ethos
St Christopher’s offers:
• A lively, and innovative learning environment with an extended focus on sports, music, art and drama
• Girls who love to learn
• Friendly staff team
• Excellent location in Hampstead
• Competitive salary package
• Free school lunches during term-time
• Teacher’s Pension Scheme
St Christopher’s is a girls’ day school (IAPS 4-11) with approximately 240 pupils with selective entry into Reception and Year 1. The school is oversubscribed and girls continue their education at 11+ to some of the top schools in London and around the country.
For full details, please press Quick Apply and refer to the attached documents.
All applications to be received by Monday 25 January 2021 by 8am. We reserve the right to contact candidates ahead of the deadline.
Round 1 (interviews and tasks) 28th January;
Round 2 (presentation and interview) 2nd February
The School is committed to safeguarding children within its welfare.
The appointment is subject to at least two satisfactory references, receipt of Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure, verification of identity and qualifications, satisfactory medical fitness, evidence of the right to work in the UK and DfE prohibition checks. Additional overseas checks will be required for candidates who have lived or worked outside the UK.
St Christopher’s School adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (2018). We will obtain information about you including any criminal convictions you may have. All information will be kept confidential and it will only be used to process your application. If your application is unsuccessful, all your information will be deleted from our systems and disposed of in a secure manner.
The School is an equal opportunities employer.
St Christopher's School
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Primary School
- Girls school with students of age 4 - 11 years
St Christopher’s School is a non-denominational, independent day school for girls aged 4-11. It is located in Hampstead, North London, and has about 245 pupils.
The primary school was founded in 1883, with the earliest written records appearing...