Kew House opened in 2013 and is now in its fifth year with over 450 students on roll. This will rise to 600+ in the next two years. The school is oversubscribed in Year 7 and has a rapidly growing sixth form. We admit a broad range of ability and select by aptitude. The curriculum structure is far from conventional but proving to be very effective in achieving high standards of attainment. The school enjoys new purpose-built facilities and state of the art IT infrastructure.
The Director of Studies will be a key member of staff working with the SMT and reporting to the Headmaster and Deputy Heads. We seek a graduate teacher and outstanding practitioner with experience of working at middle or senior management level. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a background in teaching and learning and curriculum monitoring and development. They should have excellent communication skills, energy and commitment.
The post holder will join the school’s SMT with the principal task of supporting teaching and learning, monitoring standards, curriculum development and monitoring assessment and reporting within the school.
Further details of the school’s policies and procedures can be found on our website www.kewhouseschool.com
Director of Studies
Required from September 2018
The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum and recognition of creativity and talent.
We are seeking to appoint an experienced graduate teacher and outstanding practitioner, able to demonstrate a background in teaching and learning and curriculum monitoring and development.
- A good degree in an appropriate subject and a recognised teaching qualification
- Ability to encourage high standards through oversight of Heads of Department supporting the development of policy and development plans
- Ability to develop initiatives and practice that enhance learning experiences for students and support curriculum leaders in the development of the curriculum
- Comprehensive understanding of assessment including reporting
- Ability to advise on professional development of teaching staff and offer insights into appropriate whole school and departmental INSET
- Experience at middle/senior management level
The school is committed to staff development and this position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.
The school operates its own pay scales consistent with national teacher pay scales and will offer salary commensurate with experience and the nature of the role.
To apply, please submit a completed application form together with supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be able to comment on your teaching skills, and one from your current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. You must provide original documents as proof of identity at interview.
Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX.
Closing date: 5pm on Friday, 26th January 2018.
Interview date: week commencing 5th February 2018.
Suitable applicants will be contacted by email and invited to attend an interview by arrangement.
All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal record (DBS) check.