Deputy Principal, Kensington, London

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Queen's Gate SchoolKensington, London

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Queen’s Gate is a thriving GSA day school for girls aged 4 –18 and is ideally situated in Central London to take advantage of the many educational opportunities on offer. In both our Junior and Senior Schools, academic success is achieved within a nurturing environment, enabling our girls to become confident and responsible young women ready for the challenges of life and work in a global world.          

Following the announcement of the retirement of Mr Malcolm Alter, the current Deputy Principal, after 11 years of excellent service, we wish to appoint his successor to take up duty on 1st September, 2018.   

This is a key role and the successful candidate will be expected to deputise for the Principal in all her responsibilities in both the Junior and Senior Schools, as well as have their own areas of responsibility throughout the whole School. The successful candidate will be a university graduate with appropriate teaching qualifications and a background as a first class educator with proven senior management experience, ideally within an independent school. Candidates should be excellent communicators and have well-developed IT skills.  Experience and appreciation of whole school issues,  a clear understanding of the current debates in education, a commitment to girls’ education and the vision, drive, enthusiasm, energy and stamina to maintain the standing and momentum of this successful School, are all essential qualities. Candidates should also demonstrate an appreciation of the ethos of our School and a commitment to its Christian foundation. Warmth, integrity, resilience, optimism and a well-developed sense of proportion and humour are all desirable personal qualities. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to both the teaching and the extra-curricular life of the school.  

An application form and further details may be downloaded from our website or requested from School. When completed this should be sent together with a letter of application  to the Principal, Queen’s Gate School, 133 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LE or by email to to arrive no later than Monday, 22nd January 2018. First round interviews are scheduled for the week beginning Monday, 29th January 2018.

 Queen’s Gate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced DBS checks and have references taken up with previous employers.

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More about Queen's Gate School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 133 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5LE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 589 3587
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Queen's Gate School is an all-through independent day school for girls aged 4-18, housed in five Victorian buildings in South Kensington, London. There are around 500 pupils on roll, with a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, reflecting th...