Deputy Headteacher (Head of Pre Prep), London SW8

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Newton Prep SchoolLondon SW8

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above the national teachers’ scale for inner London
Contract term: Permanent

Newton Prep is a successful and dynamic school for over 630 boys and girls, aged 3-13, situated at the heart of one of London’s most exciting developing areas in Nine Elms. We have high standards and expectations of both children and staff and are interested in education in the fullest sense. We seek to ensure that our pupils benefit from a proper balance of academic excellence, fun and activity combined with strong pastoral support. We are conveniently situated close to Battersea Park and Queenstown Road railway stations.

Due to the promotion of our current Head of Pre Prep, we are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader of teaching and learning. A key member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, you will be expected to challenge, motivate and inspire staff as well as the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively with the Headmistress and other members of the Senior Leadership Team.  You will have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Pre Prep (Nursery to Year 2) including management of pastoral care, discipline, pupil behaviour and academic and administrative matters for about 300 children.  You may also be required to teach some lessons in EYFS/Key Stage 1.

Applications are invited from candidates with excellent communication and organisational skills who have significant experience in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 together with a proven track record of outstanding teaching and previous leadership experience at Pre Prep level. Previous experience of working in the Independent sector is preferable but not essential. This is a superb opportunity for someone seeking to move into, or broaden their experience in senior management, who has the passion, energy and commitment to inspire and lead colleagues to ensure outstanding educational provision.

We offer a competitive salary above the national teachers’ scale for inner London; opportunities for professional development; contributory pension scheme; free car parking; staff gym; free school lunches. 

This is a full-time permanent post, commencing in September 2019.  

Full details of the post and an application form may be obtained on the School’s website  or by phoning the HR Manager on 020 7720 4091 ext. 1254.

To apply, please complete an application form and email this to the HR Manager at  or post to: Newton Prep, 149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 22.3.19
Interviews will be held on 28.3.19

Newton Prep is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure check including a Barred List check.

Newton Prep

149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX

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More about Newton Prep School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 149 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 77204091
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Newton Prep is a successful and dynamic independent school, offering a challenging education for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13. Although a relatively new school, having been set up in 1991, it has grown from strength to strength (curren...