Senior Deputy Head

Date Posted: Friday 14 October 2022

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

Closing date for application: 04/11/2022

The Head of Cheltenham College Preparatory School invites applications for the post
of Senior Deputy Head
starting in September 2023

Cheltenham Prep School is looking for an outstanding leader and teacher to take on the role of Senior Deputy Head across the School (3-13). The successful candidate will be responsible for the smooth day to day running of all aspects of this thriving (and full) prep school, part of the Cheltenham College group. As well as working very closely with the Head, they will be supported by an experienced and talented senior leadership team including a Pastoral Deputy Head (who is also the DSL) and an Academic Deputy Head. As well as ensuring all aspects of the school run smoothly, the Senior Deputy Head will be responsible for behaviour and discipline and will deputise for the Head when necessary. This is a resident post and the post holder will be expected to play a full part in the life of this busy day and boarding school.

The role is likely to suit a talented, motivated, hard-working teacher who loves prep school life and who is looking for a hugely enjoyable and fulfilling role that will be the perfect final step to an eventual move into headship. All applications, however, will be considered on the character of the individual applying and their fit to our school, rather than purely on the experience they have.

There is a wonderful team here at Cheltenham and this is a fabulous opportunity for someone to make a real difference to the lives of every child here, whilst also gaining the skills and experience necessary for headship.

Cheltenham Prep is all about happy, excited children throwing themselves into every aspect of prep school life and doing brilliantly. The majority of our pupils go on to Cheltenham College, with a small number successfully prepared for other top schools nationwide. They leave us with a love of learning and a genuine sense of excitement about the next step of their educational journey (alongside great academic results and large numbers of awards and scholarships).

If you think you would thrive here and have something special to contribute to the team, we would love to hear from you. In your letter of application (plus application form) please explain what characteristics you have that make you perfect for the role and how you would go about ensuring that Cheltenham Prep, as one of the top schools in the country, continues to go from strength to strength.

Family accommodation on site and a highly attractive salary package await the successful candidate.

The deadline for applications is: 4pm on Friday, 4 November

Long list interviews will take place in the week beginning: Monday 14 November.

Short list interviews will take place in the week beginning: Monday 28 November.


How to apply

To apply, please forward a completed application form with covering letter, addressed to the Head, Mr Tom O’Sullivan, to: