Deputy Head (Pastoral)

King Edward’s School is seeking a highly qualified teacher and leader to take on the role of Deputy Head (Pastoral). This is a permanent, full-time position from 1 January 2023. The school teaches IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB experience is not essential). The salary scale is significantly above the state sector.

We seek an outstanding and imaginative pastoral leader who will foster and advance the distinctive ethos and culture of King Edward’s School, through the leadership and support of pupil welfare and behaviour in the broadest possible way. They will report to the Chief Master, and work closely with the other two Deputy Heads – Academic and Upper School – and other members of the Senior Leadership Team – to lead and inspire the exceptional educational programme, which culminates in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, followed by the 220+ boys in the Sixth Form. Results are high, and all boys go on to study at first-rate universities.

The Deputy Head (Pastoral)’s priority will be to maintain and develop the outstanding wellbeing and pastoral care of our highly culturally diverse and ambitious pupils. The development of our pastoral curriculum offers a unique opportunity to realise the strategic aims and vision of the school.

Closing date: Midday on Monday, 23 May 2022.
Interviews: First round will take place from Monday, 6 June 2022. Second round interviews will take place on Wednesday, 22 June 2022.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please forward a completed application form (available for download below) and a covering letter addressed to the Chief Master by email to:

Download application pack.
Download application form.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please email:

King Edward’s 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 invited to interview will be required to provide proof of identity, preferably a birth certificate, although where this is not available we will accept other forms of ID. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. A copy of the School’s Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy is available on the website.

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