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Assistant Headteacher (Director of Studies)

Job Type : Two year contract 

Location : Croydon, London (UK)    

Salary : £40,000   

Closing date : 2nd January 2023. Application form only.

Description : We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious, experienced Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies to join our Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years UK based experience in a senior leadership role. They will have overall responsibility for the academic life of the school and play a lead role in articulating the school’s vision for teaching and learning. They must be able to deputise in absence of the head teacher if necessary.   


The Role  

The Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies (DoS) has overall responsibility for the academic life of the school and plays a leading role in articulating the school’s vision for teaching and learning. The principal responsibilities are to ensure that an appropriate curriculum is designed and delivered; and that effective assessment, recording and reporting systems are in operation. In addition to a teaching timetable, the DoS will actively support the school in all its activities including the extra-curricular programme.  


The Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies will promote high quality teaching and learning experiences throughout the entire school in line with best educational practice. He/she will offer 12 periods of teaching a week and will support and assist the Headmaster in the smooth running of the school. The Director of Studies will set an example of best classroom methodology.  


The Assistant Headteacher/Director of Studies will ensure that the school offers and delivers a curriculum that is intellectually stimulating, relevant and challenging, is up to date and innovative. Reporting to the Headteacher and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the DoS will act as a professional and personal role model to staff and pupils. The SLT will meet regularly and works collaboratively to shape and implement both the strategic and operational direction of the School.  



- Assisting the Governors, Headteacher, Director’s and Special Education Needs Co-ordinator in determining the strategic direction of the school and formulating school  



- Monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, leading the continuing improvement of teaching and learning throughout the school;  

- Planning and overseeing curriculum development and overseeing its delivery;  

- Co-ordinate all arrangements for inspections on the academic side;  

- Constructing the School timetable in conjunction with the SENCo and liaising with other departments to assist the smooth running of the school;  

- Organising reporting procedures, creating and overseeing full written reports and administering the assessment and reporting database on the school intranet system or other software packages;  

- Working with the SLT to plan and promote the effective use of ICT by staff;  

- Co-ordinating the annual book moderation process to help ensure common standards of presentation and marking in pupils’ books;  

- Co-ordinating and developing procedures for tests and examinations;  

- Monitoring and developing the school assessment procedures; monitor, assess and evaluate pupils’ progress and achievement, reporting regularly to the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team;  - Managing and developing baseline testing to ensure this information instructs curriculum development, teaching and learning;  

- Researching and sourcing appropriate pathways for A' levels and further studies courses for vocational studies - after school -post 16. With the headteacher, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the schools careers guidance offer, enabling suitable career paths for students, especially neuro-diverse students.  

- Oversee all aspects of academic organisation and management, chairing Heads of Department meetings, overseeing all report writing etc.  

- Communicate effectively with all parents, especially those with pupils who have SEND and dealing effectively with their enquiries.  

- Liaising with Local Authorities, informing them of the academic progress of SEND pupils in their care.  

- Preparing and submitting academic progress reports and data in preparation for SEN pupils Annual Reviews;  

- Working with the Headmaster to ensure the staff review and development systems runs effectively;  

- Play an active part in the induction and mentoring of new members of staff;  

- Mentor ECT and UQT staff and provide support and guidance, liaising with outside agencies as required;  

- Monitoring INSET and CPD within the School and promoting the dissemination of key information, skills and ideas between staff;  

- Share in the necessary supervisory duties in school;  

- Working with the Headteacher and SLT on the production of the termly calendar and pupil planners;  

- Carry out other duties as may be required from time to time by the Headteacher.  

- Join willingly and enthusiastically in the corporate social life of the school;  

- Co-ordinate the delivery of the ASDAN (or similar) curriculum;  

- Work with the Quality Nominee to oversee the running of the GCSE's/ BTEC Department.  



- Discounted or free food  

- On-site parking  o 4 day week - include 1 day hybrid  

- Small classes -12-15 children  

- Well behaved, engaged children  

- Close knit community - Family atmosphere with a strong, inclusive Christian ethos  

- Seven weeks summer holidays and an additional 8 weeks annually  

- CPD benefits of joining a Christian Schools Trust member and ACSI school, with close working links to Fulham Boys Schools - part of the:


Applying for the job  

Candidates wishing to apply for this position are invited to send:  

1. The application form 

2. A cover letter including details of any additional information 

3. A video (no longer than 2 minutes) or a written explanation of not more than 500 words describing the knowledge and skills that are needed to be an excellent Assistant Headteacher/SENCO - and how you know you've got them  


To contact the school for an informal conversation or to arrange a visit, please contact us on - +44 (0) 20 7062 7123 / 07835 878283  


Please send all submissions to

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