Head of Preparatory Division

New Hall School, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC0-71L Position Type: Head of School Pay Range: £62,705-£72,651pa
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/02/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: Interviews may take place on a rolling basis  

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New Hall School requires, from September 2021, a Head of Preparatory Division
Pay range: £62,705-£72,651pa ● generous staff fee remission ● possibility of renting School accommodation ● excellent training provision

A well-qualified, inspirational and experienced leader, is required to join the Senior Leadership & Management Team, to lead the educational provision for children aged 7-11 (Years 3-6). New Hall operates a diamond model educational structure, with a mixture of single-sex and co-educational teaching. Previously awarded overall TES School of the Year, New Hall is one of the largest and most successful Independent Schools in the UK. The School has six Divisions: Nursery, Pre-Prep, Preparatory, Girls, Boys and Sixth Form. The Preparatory Divisions have recently expanded to three-form entry. Applications are invited from primary and secondary trained candidates.

Reporting to the Principal, the successful candidate will have excellent leadership and management skills and a demonstrable commitment to independent education. Contribution to the co-curricular life of the School is expected. New Hall has outstanding provision in sport, music and the performing and creative arts. This is a superb professional opportunity to join a large and strong senior team in a vibrant and forward-thinking school, with 1,500 students and around 400 employees.

All candidates will be fully supportive of the School's Catholic ethos, working closely with the Chaplaincy Team and the resident Priest Chaplain. Applications from practising Catholics are particularly welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to give leadership in spiritual and faith development and to be responsible for nurturing and developing the distinctive Catholic life of the School.

New Hall is committed to increasing representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds among staff across all roles and at all levels, to reflect our diverse student population. The School's Equal Opportunities Policy is available on the School's website.

Closing Date: midday, Monday 1 February 2021
Early applications are encouraged and interviews may take place on a rolling basis
First round interview will be via Zoom
Second round interview: week commencing 8 February 2021

JOB ID: NH0159
New Hall is committed to safeguarding pupils. There will be an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment. For further details & an application form please visit: www.newhallschool.co.uk/job-opportunities Alternatively, please contact the HR Department on 01245 467 588.

Information about the School

New Hall is a Catholic independent boarding & day school for girls and boys aged 1-18. New Hall School operates the highly successful 'diamond model', where students are educated in co-educational classes from ages 1 to 11 and at Sixth Form. However, from ages 11 to 16 they are taught in single-sex lessons. Click on one of the four diamonds below to find out more about our divisions.

The main benefits of the 'diamond model' and five years of single-sex teaching, derive from the ability to tailor pastoral and academic provision more sensitively and expertly to the needs of young people going through the physical, emotional and social upheaval of adolescence. Young teenagers are liberated from the negative peer pressure of having to perform in mixed classes. The gender stereotyping of subjects is also removed. Girls and boys follow an identical curriculum and do not learn to perceive subjects as being more suited to either girls or boys.

The Sixth Form experience at New Hall is about expanding students' horizons, both in their specialist areas of study and, more generally, in terms of their personal development.

From the moment New Hall students first travel up the mile-long, tree-lined avenue that leads to the grand façade of the former Tudor palace, they will be given individual opportunities to grow, learn, be challenged and to develop into confident young men and women. New Hall is set in an idyllic and convenient location, on the outskirts of the City of Chelmsford, Essex, just 30 minutes by train from London and within easy reach of all major London airports.

As a Catholic independent boarding & day school, at New Hall with every student we aim to educate the whole person: academically, creatively and socially, in a community which also nurtures the spiritual dimensions of human life.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Aimee Gray
The Avenue
Boreham, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 3HS
Telephone: 01245 467588
Email: hr@newhallschool.co.uk