Deputy Head, Worcestershire

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King's College Saint MichaelsWorcestershire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

King’s Group is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head for its boarding school in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

King’s Group is an international education organisation. We own and operate a network of British international schools and UK Academies, and complement this with services providing children’s Academic Year Abroad programmes and Summer Courses, Adult Training and Catering Services.

Our school network is one of the most established in the world and currently covers the UK, Europe and Latin America. In recognition of its success the UK Government also awarded us Multi-Academy Trust sponsorship status allowing us to manage state schools in England. With more than 45 years’ experience, King’s Group has nearly 1000 employees across the globe, educating more than 5,500 students at any one time.

Our mission is to provide high quality British education that delivers a transformative learning experience to all our pupils.

Engaging and effective teaching based on our core values and the best, most up-to-date UK educational practice enables children at our schools to achieve their academic ambitions and lifetime careers. At the same time we nurture their individual talents and emphasise the importance of educating the whole child with attention to their physical, emotional and social development.

We are determined to make a positive difference to the future of our pupils and their families, and the careers of our staff, as well as contributing to the wider community.

We are now seeking to appoint an inspiring and innovative person to play a major role under the direction of the Principal in formulating the aims and objectives of the College, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the College and monitoring progress towards their achievements both academically and pastorally.

The Deputy Head will have delegated responsibilities which are both college wide and of considerable weight and be part of the Senior Management Team.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Good Honours Degree
  • Experience of independent education either in the UK or overseas
  • Good knowledge of the UK secondary curriculum
  • Understanding of good pastoral practice for secondary level pupils
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and a good understanding of its implications for the school (language issues and families from different countries)
  • Successful experience as Head of Department, or equivalent
  • Strong leadership skills: the confidence and ability to deputise for the Principal
  • Vision to contribute to the school’s future development
  • Understanding of good pastoral practice for secondary level pupils
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity and a good understanding of its implications for the school (language issues and families from different countries)
  • Effective two-way communicator
  • Genuine affection for secondary aged children, and a commitment to their learning and welfare
  • Respectful of, and interested in, other people and other cultures
  • Open-minded and receptive to ideas
  • Self-confidence in dealing with a range of stakeholders (parents, agents, other schools within the King’s Group)
  • Clear views on the values transmitted by British education

Desirable

  • Teaching qualification
  • Experience of teaching/working with pupils whose first language is not English
  • A good knowledge of the key educational issues for secondary level
  • A knowledge of and sympathy with boarding
  • Experience of educational marketing
  • Understanding of efficient resource management and value for money
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring staff
  • Ability to communicate immediate warmth
  • High level of energy
  • Wide ranging personal interests

We offer a highly attractive remuneration package and provide opportunities for professional development within the group.

Application Process 

To apply, please also send a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 and a recent photograph (by email) by the closing date to roberto.martin@kingsgroup.org 

The closing date for completed application form is 20/03/2018

To find out more about King’s Group, visit http://kingsgroup.org/ 

King’s Group is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of our children. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Identity, right to work in the UK and qualifications will be requested in the interview.



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More about King's College Saint Michaels
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 18 years
Address: Oldwood Road, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8PH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1584 811 300

About King’s Group

King’s Group is an international education organisation. We own and operate a network of private British international schools and UK Academies, and complement this with services providing children’s Academic Year Abroad programmes ...