Headteacher, Islington

Closing date:

St Paul's Steiner SchoolIslington

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable subject to experience.
Contract term: Permanent

Hours: This is a full-time post, the school opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm.
The role is a senior management position and as such does require additional hours on occasions to fulfil the requirements of the post.
There is scope to start during the summer term if appropriate.
Reporting to: Chair of trustees
Responsible for: See school management structure.


Are you passionate about child development and a progressive education? We are looking for someone who can marry current developments in education to the imaginative creativity of Steiner philosophy. Someone who can weave the richness of St Paul's and its highly motivated pupils and staff into the tapestry of local and National education provision. Someone who cares enough to advocate for every individual and is constantly reflective in their practice.

We are looking for an individual with vision who will lead and inspire. An enthusiastic teacher who can build and maintain positive relationships with children, staff and parents, understanding and relating to them perceptively and sympathetically. 

St Paul's is thriving in terms of a vibrant pupil body along with skilled and stable teaching staff. The school has very recently been Inspected by Ofsted.

How to Apply

Candidates wishing to apply should send the following:

  • a cover letter detailing why they consider themselves suitable for the role
  • a completed application form
  • a CV outlining qualifications and experience

Please submit by email to the following address:

If submitted by post, send in an envelope marked personal to:

Mr James Macdonald Wright
Chair of the Trustees
St Paul’s Steiner School
1 St Paul’s Road
London N1 2QH


If candidates have any questions they may be directed to the Chair of Trustees, Mr James Macdonald Wright, in the first instance who can be contacted by email:  trustees@stpaulssteinerschool.org

Closing Date

The closing date for applications to be received is:

12:00pm, Friday 10th May 2019.

Interview Process

It is expected that interviews will be held at the School during May and June 2019. The interview process will involve completion of job specific tasks. There will be at least two interview rounds led by the Chair of Trustees.
The successful candidate will have to meet the requirement of the person specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including a health check, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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

More about St Paul's Steiner School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 14 years
Address: 1 St Paul's Road, London, N1 2QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 72264454