Assistant Head: Academic – Uppingham Careers

Assistant Head: Academic

Job details

Contract hours: Full Time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 3 June 2024, 9:00 am


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

You will play a key role in the development of teaching and learning at Uppingham, setting a strategic vision that fosters a culture of creative pedagogical practice amongst teaching staff. You will oversee the values, trajectory, and culture of teaching and learning for each of the school’s 850 pupils, monitoring pupil progress to ensure each student has the opportunity to thrive. You will also foster a CPD culture amongst staff, ensuring that our culture and professional development processes nurture and develop the talent of our committed staff.

We are looking for an outstanding teacher, a visionary leader, and an experienced professional, with a track record of first-rate teaching, curriculum leadership and organisation. The ability to build a strong rapport with pupils and colleagues is vital, along with the skills to motivate and work well with colleagues.

It is anticipated that you will have personal ambition and, aside from performing your tasks as AHA outstandingly well, will aspire to deputy headship and/or headship in due course.

This is an exciting opportunity to assume an essential educational leadership role, fostering an innovative learning environment that is unrivalled in its ambition, creativity, and collaboration.


Uppingham School is committed to offering a range of attractive benefits to its employees, fostering a rewarding work environment. Join us in this exciting opportunity and become a part of our dedicated team. Benefits include:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024, 9.00am.

Longlist interviews will take place the week beginning Monday 10 June 2024. Shortlist interviews will be held subsequently.

Assistant Head: Academic – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to

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.