Director of Learning and Innovation, South Croydon

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Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous salary and benefits package will be offered
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Whitgift  is a leading independent day and boarding school for nearly 1500 boys, with over one hundred boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

This is a new senior post reflecting the exciting developments currently being undertaken at Whitgift. With the arrival of a new Headmaster, Mr Chris Ramsey in September 2017, Whitgift is well-placed for the next stage of its development. We are seeking to appoint an ambitious colleague of significant potential who will work closely with the Headmaster and senior colleagues. 

The School is reviewing many of its major structures and its curriculum provision. As a consequence, we are committed to a renewed focus on what is happening in the classroom and to developing strategies to improve pupil outcomes and to foster independent learning. The successful applicant will be a pivotal player in contributing to this new culture, implementing a variety of initiatives and programmes. The main focus of the role is to monitor, evaluate and develop the quality of teaching and effectiveness of learning within the School. An awareness of the latest educational research and the international/national context will be essential.

In return a generous salary and benefits package will be offered.

We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information and an online application form, please visit

For any general queries, please contact the Human Resources Department by email

For more specific queries please feel free to contact telephone Peter Yeo, Deputy Headmaster on 020 8688 9222.

Applications will be reviewed on a daily basis and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Whitgift School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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More about Whitgift School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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