Deputy Head, Wandsworth

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Emanuel SchoolWandsworth

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £80,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Emanuel School is a co-educational independent secondary school in Wandsworth, London, with just over 900 pupils. We aim to balance academic ambition with the provision of supportive pastoral care and a wide range of co-curricular activities across the arts and sports. 

The deputy head position is a vital leadership role, deputising for the headmaster as required and with a large and varied brief. Central to the role is oversight of pupil welfare, progress and behaviour. In fulfilling these duties, alongside those involving colleagues, parents and logistical matters, the deputy head will ensure the smooth running of school day to day. This role also acts as the school’s designated safeguarding lead. The deputy head will join a strong and evolving senior management team, with shared whole-school responsibilities for strategic planning, compliance and operations.

We are seeking an exceptional person – someone who has developed strong leadership skills (as a head of department, assistant head or similar), and who has demonstrated the ability to instil a purposeful and positive ethos in that area. He/she will have a compelling personal presence, high emotional intelligence and a track record of investing in their own development. Naturally, they will also be an excellent classroom practitioner and enjoy working closely with colleagues, parents, and pupils.

Recognising that the retirement of the most senior deputy has prompted this recruitment, for the right candidate, a senior deputy head role and package may be available.

If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website and download the detailed job pack by clicking the apply button. 

Completed application forms should be sent to by the closing date: Friday 15th June 2018 at 5pm. 

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. Emanuel School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Emanuel School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8870 4171
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About Emanuel School

Emanuel School is a co-educational independent school next to Wandsworth Common, south-west London, with over 900 pupils from age 10 to 18. Combining academic ambition with a broad programme of co-curricular activities, the schoo...