Job Description

St Mary’s Independent School is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate Assistant Head of Senior School (Academic). We are a highly successful independent day school for girls aged 3-16 years and boys aged 3-4 years, a member of the Girls’ Schools Association, the Independent Association of Prep Schools and the prestigious Round Square organisation.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and qualified teacher who will be expected to teach up to GCSE level and with a proven track record of leading and implementing academic developments, whilst working to fulfil the overall aims of the School by inspiring pupils to be the best they can be within a nurturing and supporting environment.

St Mary’s is proud of its commitment to its students and expects all staff to maintain high standards and support its mission and ethos to put girls at the centre of everything that it does so that they can flourish and excel. In return, St Mary’s offers opportunities for further training and professional development which is actively encourage amongst all staff.

Candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible as St Mary’s will be selecting and interviewing candidates as and when applications that meet the criteria are received. St Mary’s reserves the right to close the application process early should a suitable candidate be identified.

For more information about the role, please email or telephone Molly Terry, HR & Compliance Officer, on 01206 572544

To apply, please download and complete the Application form at the bottom of the Vacancies page, and return it to the school as a scan by email, or by post For the Attention of M Terry, HR & Compliance Officer, St Mary’s School, 91 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3RB.

Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening.