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Upper School Deputy Head

King Alfred SchoolBarnet

Are you frustrated by the current model of education in this country?

Do you love the ideas of Ken Robinson and despair of the data driven system?

Do you want to make your mark by developing a new vision of education?

The King Alfred School is at an exciting time in our development. We are about to break the mould in years 6 to 8 with a radical new curriculum.  As member of the Re-thinking Assessment movement, we are signed up to reformulating the current reductionist and mechanistic GCSE system.  Our new sixth form block will open this Spring, complete with a bold empowering vision.

An opportunity has arisen for an inspiring and skilled professional to join our team, and play a critical role in this next stage of our journey.

You will:

  • Develop and oversee the curriculum
  • Innovate in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Oversee the day-to day smooth running of the Upper School.

King Alfred School (KAS) is a progressive independent school in idyllic grounds in North London. Our independence means that we can be take a holistic approach to education, value the progress young people make in every area and experiment with innovative ideas.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Significant relevant teaching experience, a good honours degree and QTS
  • Significant experience of school leadership and leading change
  • A strong understanding of teaching, learning and assessment
  • A passion for a holistic and cutting-edge vision of education.

If you share our ideals then we would very much like to hear from you. We are very happy to speak on the phone or on-line to discuss the post in more depth.

To apply for this opportunity please go to our website where you will find the full job pack, and where you can complete our online Application Form.

The salary for this role will be on KAS Leadership scale (L18-22). This scale is the same as the Outer London pay scale, with the addition of the KAS supplement (c.£5,500) on top.

The salary is potentially negotiable depending on experience and current role.

Closing date for applications: Noon, Monday 1 February 2021.

All members of the King Alfred School community are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

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