Head of Early Years

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • School: Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, London, UK
  • Type of Job: School Leadership
  • Duration: Full-Time
  • Deadline: 19/08/2022

About the School

The Role

Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School is based in Prince’s Gardens, London. From Pre-Prep to Prep, every pupil is encouraged to discover the very best of themselves; in the classroom, on the sports fields, in the library, in the pool, on stage, in the science labs and in the garden, by combining the latest teaching methods with first class facilities and resources, each child is encouraged to achieve their full potential in all areas of school life.

This school boasts innovative teaching with superb facilities and a broad, exciting curriculum which will help students to thrive; preparing them for anything and everything.

The Head of Early Years will be responsible for the for the leadership, strategic direction and oversight of the Early Years education strategy, in line with the wider school, and professional development of Early Years team members.

As part of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for a forward thinking, evidence-based approach to early years learning and ensure sector leading pedagogy and innovation. A large part of the role will be to plan the strategic growth of the department, including management of facilities and the possibility of additional age groups.

The successful candidate will line manage all Early Years team members and have key working relationships with the Deputy Head, Assistant Head Curriculum Innovation and Head of Inclusion and Learning Support.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Professional development
  • School fee discount
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • My Staff Shop
  • Cognita Care and Wellbeing

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a completed Cognita application form. All applications should be submitted to our Senior Talent Manager, Kamini Chouhan by email, and must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 19th August 2022.

Cognita Schools 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.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and Cognita Schools is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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