Lower School Manager and Year 4 Teacher, Richmond

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Falcons Preparatory School for BoysRichmond

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In line with teh Alpha Plus pay scale
Contract term: Permanent

The Role  

This post requires an educationalist with leadership skills who is clear-sighted and a person of integrity.  S/he must have a good level of technical skills and experience using SIMS.  It is a significant role in Falcons’ strong and committed community and is line managed by the Head and the SMT with whom s/he works closely and professionally.  An excellent educational understanding of key issues and organisational abilities, efficiency, humour and energy are a requirements of the position.  

The Lower School Manager must be experienced, computer literate, understand school protocols and policies, and willing to make a full contribution to school life. S/he must have a good working knowledge of child protection issues and safeguarding and undertake the appropriate training as s/he will liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead on related and highly confidential matters. S/he must at all times be friendly, approachable, discrete and supportive.    

It is a pivotal academic role which requires excellent communication skills and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.  

The School  

Falcons Preparatory School is an independent day school for boys from 7-13 years based in Richmond upon Thames, west London. Since opening in 2008 the School has quickly grown to 170 pupils. The School combines a rigorous academic education with an emphasis on developing confident, assured boys who experience a diverse, challenging curriculum and a supportive pastoral care programme.  

Our school bus service covers Hammersmith, Turnham Green, Chiswick, Ealing and is located close to Richmond train station and excellent bus services.  A St Margaret’s, Twickenham and Isleworth bus service is planned in the near future. The School has a strong presence in the local community holding weekly assemblies at St John the Divine and our Speech Day at Richmond Theatre.   

Throughout the year, the school has the use of Westminster Playing Fields, Richmond Athletic Ground, where we also have a flourishing partnership with London Scottish Rugby Club and Richmond Cricket Club, which again is walking distance from the school as is the swimming pool.  

The school is a vibrant community where boys are encouraged, nurtured and motivated at every turn by a talented and committed staff. There are many opportunities for boys to grow academically; on the sports field; artistically; on stage; and to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas providing them with a broad educational experience.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Equal Opportunities  

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Please submit applications through the Alpha Plus careers portal:


Closing date: 16th Febraury 2018

Job location

More about Falcons Preparatory School for Boys
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 13 years
Address: 41 Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, TW9 2SS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8948 9490
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The Falcons Preparatory School for Boys is located in Richmond. 

The school is part of the Alpha Plus Group which owns 15 independent schools in London and 5 schools outside of the capital.