Whole School Deputy Head


Madrid, ES

Date:  21 Mar 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.



An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Kensington School, Madrid, part of the Inspired Group and one of the top educational establishments in Spain for the last 50 years. Founded in 1968, Kensington is a byword for combining pioneering international education with the tradition of the great private schools here in Spain. Nestled in the leafy and affluent suburb of Pozuelo, Kensington is a wonderful school to work in, bringing together a friendly, academic and close-knit team alongside a robust educational offering.

Joining the Inspired Group in the last few years, Kensington has grown its British and International offer alongside maintaining a long-standing tradition for first-rate entry into Spanish Universities and is now looking to recruit a dynamic Deputy Head who can develop an outstanding school into the top school in the country. We are looking for someone with the potential for Headship who can support the new Head of School, (Paul Murphy, https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-murphy-161b4974/) and the broader Inspired team as they seek excellence for all aspects of life at Kensington. Feel free to get in touch with Paul via email (paul.murphy@kensingtonschool.net) if you would like to discuss the role further. 

The amazing teaching staff at Kensington boast strong results in both International and Spanish qualifications, and children further benefit from an inclusive program of STEAM tuition, short teaching periods, an emphasis on Public Speaking and learning through drama, a strong computer programming course, and much more. The profoundly engaging experience encompasses the education of the future at Kensington School, enabling our students to thrive. 

The new Whole School Deputy Head at Kensington School, Madrid (Inspired Education) will strategically lead the school to achieve the vision set out by the Head of School, the Inspired Group and the wider school community. This will involve building and maintaining positive working relationships with all members of the staff, parent and student bodies. The Deputy Head will need to work with political and financial astuteness, translating policy and practice into the school’s context and ensuring exceptional staff management. They will lead by example, holding and articulating clear values and moral purpose with a clear focus on ensuring excellence for the students at the school. Under the direction of the Head of School, they will also ensure that best practice is maintained and to lead on the operational, academic and pastoral arrangements of the school. 

To find out more about our school then please visit our website https://www.kensington-school.es


To apply, please complete the application form using the button below. Your cover letter should include:


● Your reasons for wanting to join our particular school
● Your reasons for wishing to live and work in Madrid
● A summary of your skills and experience relevant to the position
● The specific qualities you bring to your application





  • Provide leadership and guidance to the broader Senior and Middle Leadership Team  
  • Lead on the academic provision of the school with a focus on the International Baccalaureate and IGCSE. 
  • Continually develop and maintain the school self-evaluation documents and processes for both self-improvement and inspection. 
  • Coordinate the formulation and development of the school’s aims and objectives.
  • To establish policies and procedures to achieve the school’s aims and objectives.
  • To allocate staff resources to enable the school to achieve its aims and objectives.
  • Oversee the effective implementation of the quality assurance framework. 
  • Develop and implement the school’s appraisal processes.
  • Implement whole school procedures for the accurate collection, analysis and communication of student progress and attainment.
  • Identify staffing needs and run the school recruitment processes to fill them.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Primary and Directora Técnica, coordinate the whole school calendar and work to ensure the overall smooth running of the school.



  • Able to set clear expectations and stretching goals
  • Adaptable teaching style incorporating feedback
  • A depth of understanding in the relevant subject area
  • Ability to judge learning effectiveness
  • Excellent preparation and planning
  • Assessment of student outcomes and feedback to enhance performance
  • Interest in curriculum development
  • Genuine care and attention for the highest standards of student welfare


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. 


Visit our careers site for more information; https://jobs.inspirededu.com