Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning – Uppingham Careers

Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 8 May 2023, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is looking for an exceptional and ambitious teacher to join our Educational Leadership team as an Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning.

You will play a central role within the Uppingham leadership team and will help shape professional culture and pedagogical practices at the school. You will be responsible for setting the values, trajectory, and culture of teaching and learning for our 850 pupils, whilst ensuring that our 120 teaching colleagues aspire to the highest professional standards in leading and delivering the academic curriculum. Ultimately, we want you to outline what we stand for in terms of the learning environment we aspire to create across the School.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, a visionary leader, and an experienced professional who will not settle for anything less than excellence. You will have a track record of first-rate teaching, curriculum leadership and organisation, as well as a rapport with pupils and colleagues that is vital to success in this role. You will be a flexible and creative thinker who is capable of motivating and inspiring others. You will also have the personal ambition to aspire to the Deputy Headship and/or Headship in due course.

In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee) – Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfield platform
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual influenza jabs
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer
  • Recognised as a ‘Mindful’ employer

Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.