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Head of Pre-Prep

Exeter SchoolDevon


Co-educational Pre-Prep

Years N-2 (Age 3-7); 70 pupils

Part of the Exeter School family

Head of Pre-Prep

Required for September 2021 or January 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced early years/KS1 specialist to play a key role in the next stage of the development of The New School.

Reporting to the head of Exeter Junior School, the head will have overall responsibility for the New School (Exeter School’s Pre-prep) and for the delivery of the school’s pastoral and academic provision. The role will include a significant proportion of classroom teaching and will be well supported by the resources of the wider Exeter School family.

The successful candidate will be a passionate, inspiring and innovative professional with a deep-seated love of working with young children and the fundamental importance of a high-quality early years education. They will lead by example with engaging, exciting, and ambitious teaching, aiming high, both academically and pastorally, for every pupil.

A detailed knowledge of current educational developments in relation to EYFS/KS1 is an important pre-requisite for the role.

Completed application forms, together with a covering letter, should be uploaded to the TES jobsite.

Closing date: 10.00am on Monday, 19 April 2021

Interviews: Monday 26 April 2021

About The New School

The New School Exeter is an independent pre-preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3-7 years. Our aim is to prepare our children for the next step in their educational lives, providing a caring, nurturing, instructive and, of course, fun environment in which our children learn to thrive. A former Victorian chapel, it is located on a private, wide, tree-lined avenue set in an acre of ground with its own tennis court and garden. It is located only three miles from central Exeter and provides an oasis of calm from the bustle of city life.

In March 2021, The New School became part of the Exeter School family. Exeter School is an HMC and IAPS co-educational school for 930 children aged 7 to 18.

This post falls into the category of Regulated Activity. The New School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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