Assistant Head: Middle School


London, ENG, GB

Date:  3 May 2024

Inspired Education is the leading global group of premium schools, with a portfolio of over 100 premium private schools spanning six continents which utilise proven educational practices from every corner of the globe, ensuring over 80,000 students receive a world-class learning experience from Kindergarten to Year 13. In addition, we are delighted to be recognised in the top 10 highest value private companies in the UK by Beauhurst.


In over 24 countries, Inspired schools are individually developed and anchored in the vibrant cultures of their respective locations. They collectively form an international family of schools that nurtures each student's academic and personal development in a progressive, dynamic, and innovative learning environment.


By joining our award-winning team of over 12,000 employees, you can work in state-of-the-art facilities alongside industry-renowned educators and leaders in some of the world's most desirable locations. We invest heavily in our team members who enjoy industry-leading professional development, exceptional career opportunities, and mobility across our group.



Wetherby Senior School was founded in 2015 and is a member of the Inspired Education Group of Schools. There are 452 boys on roll, all of whom study at least 1 language for 5 years and we regularly add at least 0.5 of a grade at both IGCSE and A Level. Our students achieve grades that allow them to gain places at top UK Universities such as Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, Durham and UCL, and Universities aboard such as the University of Chicago, Pompeu Fabra Barcelona and the IE Business School Madrid. 


The School was founded to offer a progressive education in the heart of London. The School’s focus on providing an all-round education means that high standards are expected of the boys in all areas of school life. The School provides the boys with a broad educational experience, which includes Philosophy and Thinking Skills in the curriculum, to ensure that they are able to think critically and to problem solve but also that they can be creative and collaborative in their approach, so that they develop a sense of social responsibility and respect for others. Our skilled staff, who have a wealth of experience, are preparing to send our pupils to leading universities in the UK, the US and elsewhere.


At Wetherby Senior School we seek to employ highly professional teachers with the ability and commitment to enhance the life of the School and to work effectively and collaboratively with all members of the School community to further establish and develop the School. Our emphasis on educating the whole boy means that all members of staff are expected to contribute to the pastoral care of a group of students as a Form Tutor as well as contributing to the School’s co-curricular activities.


We are now looking to appoint an Assistant Head: Middle School to join us in September 2024!



The position of Head of Middle School is one of significant importance and responsibility.  It involves oversight of all aspects of the personal and academic development of each boy as they prepare for their first public examinations and, as a result, the Head of Middle School is the focal point for all communications about the boys with Teachers, Tutors and Parents.  The Deputy Head (Pastoral & Wellbeing) and the Deputy Head (Academic) provide support for the Heads of Section, including opportunities to share best practice and training.  The Head of Middle School leads the team of Tutors and works with them to support the boys as they prepare for their GCSEs, Sixth Form and beyond.


As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Middle School contributes to the overall leadership and management of the School and is active in promoting its aims and supporting an ethos that promotes achievement and high standards.


The Head of Middle School teaches a reduced timetable and is one of three Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.


The preferred subjects are English, Chemistry, Economics & Business Studies, Physical Education, Philosophy and Modern Foreign Languages but applicants from all disciplines will be considered.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Developing an environment in which each pupil is able to develop his talents and interests to the full, while contributing positively to his year group and the wider School community.
  • Assisting the Deputy Head (Pastoral and Wellbeing) in the continuous development of the School’s pastoral policies, pastoral aims and the PSHE programme.
  • Working with the Deputy Head (Pastoral and Wellbeing) and the Heads of Lower School and Sixth Form to develop and co-ordinate pastoral initiatives, including the ethos of the Values Wheel.
  • Working with the Deputy Head (Pastoral and Wellbeing) and the Heads of Lower School and Sixth Form to plan and develop the Pastoral Calendar.
  • Organising regular workshops, opportunities and talks for pupils with outside providers and introducing new partnerships as appropriate.
  • Leading on Middle School Section Assembly.
  • Liasing with the Wellbeing Team to facilitate pupil coaching and counselling.


Full job description will be provided prior to interview.


    1. Have outstanding subject knowledge, academic qualifications and to be able to communicate their enthusiasm.
    2. Be able to deliver dynamic and effective lessons to the full ability range of pupils at the School.
    3. Highly effective communication skills for interacting with all members of the School community.
    4. A genuine commitment to pastoral care and the welfare and safeguarding of pupils.
    5. Interests and abilities that can enhance the School’s co-curricular programme.
    6. Excellent inter-personal skills.
    7. Excellent administrative, organisational, and IT skills.


Inspired Education Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practices and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. 

School Application Form

Please download, complete and attach this during application during the process.

Inspired UK Application Form (Teaching) 2023-24.docx

Closing date for this position is the 22nd April 2024


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