Head of Pre-Prep – St Martin’s Preparatory School

Northwood, HA6

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St Martin's Preparatory School is a highly sought-after school in a strong local community of excellent independent schools.

The Governors and Headmaster of St Martin’s Preparatory School are seeking to appoint a new Head of Pre-Prep from either April or September 2022 following the departure of Melanie Horn after three inspiring and successful years as Head of Pre-Prep.

St Martin’s is a flourishing school offering a wonderful educational experience to just over 400 boys aged 3 to 13 and is set in a stunning site with 12 acres of grounds. The school was originally founded in 1922 as a day and boarding school, although boarding was phased out in 1994. Today, the School has a vibrant Pre-Prep department of 150 boys for EYFS, Years 1 and 2. The Governors are committed to continuing to invest in the Pre-Prep and to take it forward to even higher levels of success. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Early Years/Key Stage One practitioner to not only lead their own department but also play a significant role in the running of a large and highly successful preparatory school.

The new Head of Pre-Prep will need to be an educational expert with a clear understanding of  EYFS, the most recent changes and embrace a child-centric approach to every decision whilst looking to drive the school forward at an exciting stage in its development.

The school has excellent, modern facilities that enable Sport, Science, Art, Music, Drama and Computing to be offered from a very young age. The school continues  to invest in these areas to ensure it offers the highest quality education. The Pre-Prep has dedicated facilities including bright, spacious classrooms, a playground, kitchen and library. Recent improvements include a new Computing Suite and the EYFS outdoor area. The School has a Performing Arts Centre, two new Science laboratories, an Early Years Centre, an ICT Suite, an Art/DT suite, three libraries, a nature reserve, and a Sports Centre with and indoor swimming pool and spacious outdoor pitches. The School is situated in Northwood, Middlesex, just to the northwest of London, in the London borough of Hillingdon. It is very accessible with regular Metropolitan Line rail services into central London from nearby Northwood and Moor Park stations as well as local bus services.

A highly competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate and family accommodation may be available close to the school site.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics by email or telephone, to arrange a confidential discussion with Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant handling this appointment or Brodie Bibby, the Senior Adviser:

Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant – jennyfunnell@rsacademics.com
Brodie Bibby, Senior Adviser – brodiebibby@rsacademics.com

The closing date for applications is: 10.00am on Monday 11th October 2021

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application. Please click the Apply Now link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you will be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role.

If you have any questions about uploading your application documents, please contact Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator at applications@rsacademics.com.  Julia can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

St Martin’s Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications

11/10/2021 10:00am (UK)

Preliminary interview with RSAcademics will be held online in the week commencing 11 October 2021

Final round interviews will take place at the School in early November 2021