specialist education recruitment

Assistant Head Teacher

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Workplace: Cornwall
Added 02-08-2018 15:01:43


A school with big ideas is looking for an Assistant Head to join their community

On behalf of a progressive primary and middle school, Nurture is currently looking for an assistant head of school to join their unique community, serving about 160 children age 5-13 on a 12-acre wooded campus in Cornwall. This is an exciting opportunity for an educational leader committed to progressive education ideals and practices. We are seeking candidates who understand and appreciate the power of childhood and the possibilities of children as unique individuals learning in a social context. The right candidate will be someone who is committed to collaboration with colleagues actively learning together.

This school is at a particularly exciting juncture in its history. The school is a vibrant community of cultures, languages and nationalities from around the world. Looking forward, the school will continue to be committed to its progressive roots enriched by a diverse learning community that is indeed little, albeit with big ideas. The assistant head of school will partner with the head and the teaching staff to build a dynamic learning environment at the forefront of progressive education ideals and practices in the region and beyond.

As standard, this client promotes continuous professional development and supports employees to achieve their career goals within the education sector.

Here are the key characteristics they are looking for:

  • Oversee academic program and curriculum, including oversight, supervision, professional development and evaluation of teachers and teaching assistants
  • Leadership of hiring process for new faculty/staff
  • Collaborate with administrative and teaching staff to communicate curriculum and programs to current families
  • Celebrate progressive education, the schools roots and values and make links with other progressive education settings in the UK and beyond
  • Coordinate new teaching staff orientation and mentorship
  • Oversee after school sessions, supervise and evaluate director of after school sessions
  • Lead Safety Committee, and manage emergency planning, preparation of handbooks and drills
  • Work with administrative colleagues to support the school’s mission, students and families
  • Attend faculty and board meetings, and serve as appropriate on board committees
  • Other duties as assigned by the head of school

Strong candidates must have the following professional and personal attributes:

  • Master’s degree in teaching or educational leadership or equivalent
  • Significant early childhood or primary school teaching experience and curriculum development
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong verbal, written, organisational and relational skills
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate thoughtful consideration focused on healthy school growth and change
  • A collaborative and growth mindset
  • The ability to provide critical feedback in direct, honest and respectful ways
  • A sense of humour and a love of the life of school
  • The ability to work hard and have fun simultaneously
  • Creativity and initiative
  • A willingness to pitch in when/where needed
  • Understanding of and commitment to progressive education ideals and practices, democratic values, equity, inclusion and social justice

Think this job is perfect for you? We'd love to hear from you.

Find us at www.thisisnurture.com and www.nurturesearch.com.

Specific details

Specialist Area Democratic
Hours Full time
Salary Range 50,000
Job Type Permanent
Recruiter Type Recruitment Consultant


South West England, England, United Kingdom, Europe


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