Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

The School is looking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Head (Pastoral) from September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity to join School’s Senior Leadership Team. This new role arises as a result of a reformed senior leadership under the new headship of Mrs Rose Hardy. The pupil facing roles include the Head, Senior Deputy Head, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Deputy Head Academic, Assistant Head (Wellbeing) & DSL, Assistant Head (Academic), Assistant Head (Links), Assistant Head (Admissions & Scholars), Head of Sixth Form. The successful candidate will play a significant leadership role in the School and contribute to all aspects of School leadership, management, strategy and development.  This post would suit someone with successful experience of a middle management or pastoral leadership who is now aspiring to further their career, and possibly to pursue Headship in due course. 

The new Deputy Head (Pastoral) will have wide-ranging responsibilities, though their main focus will be maintaining high pastoral and safeguarding standards across the whole School, ensuring that pupils are happy and reach their potential. This vibrant community works at pace and embraces innovative teaching and pastoral practice based in consultation with pupils, parents, staff and governors and by using internal and external research. With John Lyon being co-educational from Pre-Prep through to Year 9 currently, the incoming Deputy Head (Pastoral) will be a key player in completing the successful delivery co-education in the Sixth Form. 

The new Deputy Head (Pastoral) will therefore need to be flexible and forward thinking in their approach, inspiring others to deliver excellent pastoral care.

We offer comprehensive staff benefits. For more details, please refer our candidate pack.

For further information and to apply please refer to the candidate pack and application forms at the bottom of the page.

Completed applications should be returned to [email protected]

Please be aware that for Safeguarding reasons, CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Thursday 2nd November 2023.

Interviews week commencing 6th November 2023.

Please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and we reserve the right to make an appointment before this date, should a suitable applicant be found.

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. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and pupils. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our pupils and staff.