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Deputy Head: Academic


September 2021

St John’s Preparatory is a leading South African, Anglican school situated on a magnificent campus in Houghton, Johannesburg, offering quality education from Nursery School to Grade 7. It forms part of St John’s College. The school has an outstanding record in preparing young boys for College and offers an excellent academic curriculum which is enriched with music, art, drama, innovative technology, and sport.

We seek to appoint a dynamic individual to shape and lead the academic programme at the Preparatory School.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A suitable degree and a teaching qualification, and be registered with SACE
  • Extensive knowledge of the Preparatory school academic curriculum, timetabling, and teaching and learning
  • A lifelong commitment to professional learning aligned with global trends
  • Excellent managerial skills and the ability to lead and inspire staff
  • Highly developed inter-personal skills, and the ability to work effectively and productively with boys, teacher interns, staff, parents and Council
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the confidence to deliver effective presentations to audiences of boys, parents and staff
  • A passion for boys’ education
  • An appreciation of the traditions and Anglican ethos of the school.

St John’s College offers competitive salary structures and remuneration is calculated on a cost-to-company basis which includes membership of the ISASA Pension Scheme and membership of a medical aid scheme.

Please email your CV, together with the names of three referees, to the address below.


The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Closing Date
St John's College, Houghton, Johannesburg
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