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Deputy Head Pastoral - Full-time

Dover College, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6003-33L
  • Posted:04/02/2020
  • Pay:Competitive, dependent on experience
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:10th, 16th & 17th March 2020


Dover College is looking to appoint a new Deputy Head Pastoral from September 2020.

Reporting to the Head, the Deputy Head Pastoral is responsible for all pastoral matters and works closely with the Head to ensure that the highest standards of behaviour, learning and academic attainment prevail across the College and in maintaining and extending the College’s reputation for outstanding pastoral care, values-led education and extra-curricular success and participation.

The Deputy Head Pastoral will work with the Head and Deputy Head Academic to establish key strategic goals for the College, which will themselves be set within the framework of the Development Plan. He/she will work closely with Senior Housemaster/mistress (SHSM) to ensure the effective development and delivery of the College’s pastoral and extra-curricular provision. The post holder will also work closely with Senior Staff to ensure coordination and consistency of provision across the College.

The Deputy Head Pastoral will report directly to the Head, keeping him/her informed of any significant issues relating to the behaviour, performance or progress of the College and its pupils.

In order to apply, please visit the Dover College website - www.dovercollege.org.uk. A complete a Dover College application form shouldbe submitted with a comprehensive CV and covering letter, setting out your interest in the role and encapsulating the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria. Your application pack should be sent to headmaster@dovercollege.org.uk. Please include the names and addresses of two referees.

As the information contained on the application form is used during the selection process, it is essential that you complete all sections as fully as possible. If there is not enough space provided on the form, please continue on a separate sheet of paper. On each additional sheet that you use, please write your name and the post applied for, together with the section that you are answering.

Information about the school

The College was founded in 1871 by local businessmen as a school principally for the local children, but has since developed an international pupil base. Dover College was one of the first schools considered a “Public School” as evidenced by its inclusion amongst only twenty-five other such schools in the first edition of the Public Schools’ Yearbook published in 1889. Dover College maintains the original characteristics of its inception – a school which caters not only for a broad range (both academically and socially) of local pupils, keeping its fees affordable to achieve this, but also caters for a significant minority of pupils from overseas.

We are very much a family school, catering for pupils from age 3 to 18. Many of our pupils have siblings at the school, and in some cases, their parents were here too. Pupils and parents are very loyal and supportive of their school. We have a reputation for outstanding pastoral care and as a result, pupils are remarkably tolerant and understanding of one another.

Our new Connected Curriculum, has recently had a root-and-branch review as part of the College’s development plan, Project 150, is creative, well planned, wide ranging and enriching. Its balance and focus on individual development helps us to stimulate an enquiring mind, establishing key skills and a wealth of experience in our pupils that will be of great benefit to them for the future. The College gains outstanding results at A Level and BTEC with excellent value-added results at GCSE.

Candidates are encouraged to clearly celebrate their conventional, and unconventional interests on their application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Skinner, PA to the Headmaster
  • Address:Effingham Crescent, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RH
  • Telephone: 01304 244501
  • Email: headmaster@dovercollege.org.uk


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.