Deputy Head (Academic) Prep School

Boys (3- 18)
Girls (3- 18)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Caterham School

Are you passionate about inspiring a life long love of learning for pupils, taking responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school? This role provides a great opportunity to develop our high quality teaching practice.

Deputy Head (Academic) - Prep

Starting: Summer Term 2022 or sooner

Location: Caterham, Surrey

Salary: Competitive, based on qualifications and experience

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 3rd November 2021

The School

Caterham is a UK leading co-educational day and boarding school. We are a high-achieving, ambitious and friendly school recognised for our academic achievement, our innovation and our Wellbeing programme, which underpins all that we do here. Our academic results consistently place us as a top-performing UK independent school. Caterham is an EdTech 50 and an Apple Distinguished School, winner of the TES ‘Best Use of Digital’ award and the first UK school to be awarded the National Children’s Bureau’s Wellbeing for Schools Award.

Caterham Prep School is a vibrant and thriving part of the Caterham family, providing an outstanding education that enables every pupil to achieve his or her maximum potential intellectually, physically and creatively in an ambitious but nurturing environment. The Caterham School community shares a 200 acre campus in the beautiful Harestone Valley and educates pupils from age 3 to 18. The Prep School is nestled at the far end of the campus, surrounded by its own woodland.

Our progressive approach to learning and teaching, our focus on embracing the best of technology, combined with the strength and warmth of our school community, makes Caterham a unique place in which to work. Caterham is a school which supports its staff to progress and play a full part in our pupils’, and the school’s, achievements.

The community here is vibrant and energetic, both in the classroom and across the gamut of co-curricular activities provided. Our community holds a wide range of academic, artistic and sporting interests, all underpinned by a collective drive to support achievement - and each other.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head (Academic) for our thriving Prep School. This is a newly created role, reporting directly to the Prep Headmaster. You will take responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school, ensuring evidence-based, quality first teaching practice is embedded consistently. You will be passionate about inspiring both pupils and staff, encouraging a life long love for learning and empowering all pupils to participate and flourish, academically and personally.

The full job description is available in the applicant information pack, and on the vacancies page on our school website.

The Benefits

Caterham provides a competitive remuneration and benefits package which includes:

• Teachers’ pension scheme

• Free meals whilst on duty

• Subsidised sports centre membership

• Free on-site parking

• Cycle to work scheme

• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providing legal advice and counselling

• Fee remission, subject to admissions entrance criteria

• A comprehensive induction and opportunities for personal development

The Application

The closing date for applications is midday, Wednesday 3rd November 2021; although early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date.

To comply with safer recruitment guidance all candidates are required to complete an application form available on our website, the link is in the 'Further Information' section below.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Caterham School is committed to applying its equality, diversion and inclusion policy at all stages of recruitment and selection and to ensuring that our employees are always treated fairly and equally in every part of school life.

Further Information

Job Details

  • Location: Surrey
  • Term: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 03 November 2021
  • Salary: SLT Pay Scale


School Details

  • Address: Harestone Valley Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 6YA
  • Boys' Boarding: 100 (11- 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 50 (11- 18)
  • Total Pupils: 1250 (300 in Sixth Form)