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Nursery Teacher Montessori Head Teacher

  • Location: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Start date: 30 Nov 2016
  • Category: Secondary
  • Job reference: PE10817842
  • Branch: London Primary Central East
  • Consultant: Alison Swan
  • Call: 020 3219 7710
Job description
I am currently working with a lovely Montessori School. They are looking for a Montessori Head Teacher / Head Of School with passion for childcare and excellent leadership skills.

About the School:

The Head of School is responsible to the Mace Montessori Senior Management team.

The school was opened in September 2011 to serve the Montessori Nursery that was established in October 1989.

It is a good school with outstanding features. The post will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, vetting and barring clearance, prohibition checks and suitable references.


The school follows the Montessori philosophy whilst incorporating all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. Learning is child led, and every child is an individual with learning geared to their individual needs.

Personal Qualities

As the new Head Teacher, you will:

• Be approachable, reflective, forward thinking, have high expectations and the ability to ensure positive outcomes for our children.

• Inspire all members of the school community to flourish in their roles.

• Understand how to continue making the school fully inclusive for all learners.

• Be an inspirational leader, manager and team player.

• Develop a clear vision for the future of the school.

• Have the ability to develop strong relationships with parents, external agencies and the community.

• Ensuring compliance with the Children Act and Health and Safety legislation, all within the requirements and guidelines laid down by Ofsted, the DFE and the National Standards.

• Ensuring confidentiality is maintained in the school.

• Having key holder responsibility.

• Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background; in particular, challenging situations where racism or discrimination is displayed.

• Ensuring effective staff recruitment following the schools recruitment procedures. Supervision of staff and students, conducting regular staff assessments, recognising training needs, monitoring training and developing teamwork. Organising regular staff meetings and in-service training.

• Supervision of the planning and preparation of activities to develop all aspects of the child’s individual development in a stimulating atmosphere. Ensuring developmental records and observations are kept.

• Ensuring that the preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the school, classrooms, kitchen, gym and communal area are carried out according to the Policies & Procedures and risk assessments.

• To manage the school budget and keep accurate records of staffing, payroll, banking, petty cash, and all other activities requested by Senior Management.

• Liaison with, and negotiation of working targets ensuring effective communication within the school.

• Ensure all duties are delegated fairly. Maintaining staff ratios and ensuring staff are deployed effectively to carry out the correct preparation and supervision of lunchtime meals and activities.

• The Head of School must at all times ensure that only designated staff administer medication as recorded on the medication forms and in accordance with the medication policy.

• Keeping and monitoring accident, incident and risk assessment records.

• Ensuring that the correct procedures are in place with regards to reporting accidents and incidents.

• Arranging regular parent’s evenings, publicity, open weekends and children’s outings and ensuring effective marketing.

• Knowledge and use of the school’s computer systems, ‘First Steps’, to assist in ratios, staffing and classroom number management. ‘My Montessori Child’ for tracking children within the Early Years Foundation.

• Knowledge of the Montessori paper tracking system for the Primary classes and production of the relevant spread sheets to record and track pupil achievements and progress.

• To be fully conversant with and committed to the school’s policy and approach with regard to the safeguarding and protection of all children within the setting.

The school has:

• Children who love learning.

• A truly inclusive environment that meets the learning needs of all children.

• A vibrant and attractive learning environment.

• Supportive parents and senior manager team who have high regard for the school.

• Dedicated, highly skilled, enthusiastic, caring and friendly staff.

Minimum Application Requirements :

• International Montessori Teaching Diploma

• Bachelor Degree (Bachelor’s degree in Education is preferred and Master in education is a plus)

• A minimum of 5 years of full-time teaching experience

• A minimum of 3 years Head Teacher experience is preferred

• Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

• Good analytical skills.

Start Date - Immediate

Job Location:

• East London (Tower Hamlets)

Required education:

• Bachelor's

Required experience:

• Full time Teaching: 5 years

• Head Teacher: 3 years

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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