Deputy Head Pastoral – Junior School

Required for September 2024

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

The School offers a premium education, with a wide and varied curriculum, that is responsive to the needs of students and parents, where the intellectual needs of each student is given priority.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding teacher with proven leadership skills to work alongside the Junior School Executive Team to develop and implement initiatives in pastoral care for our youngest students.

The successful candidate will be able to show initiative, be positive, committed and enthusiastic, and have the ability to engage with children and their families coupled with ability to coach and develop the skills and practice of Junior School staff.

Your responsibilities will include ensuring the highest standards of pastoral care, wellbeing and character development so excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills are essential in this pivotal role.

In return, we can offer an excellent working environment, 35 term-time weeks, a salary range which is competitive and above the national teachers’ pay scales, the option to be part of a private healthcare scheme and generous pension scheme and fee remission (subject to availability and entrance requirements)


We encourage applications from all communities as we want to have a workforce that reflects the social, cultural and ethnic diversity of our students.

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 29 April 2024

Interview: Tuesday 07 May 2024

Further details and how to apply can be found on our website:

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service. Please see the guide in the company news area.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview. The Harpur Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other relevant checks.

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