Deputy Head Academics


Invites suitable candidates to apply for the position of

Deputy Head Academics

Commencement Date: 01 January 2025
WHPS is a Traditional / Christian-based school specialising in the education of boys from Grade 0 to 7, and Prep-Prep boys and girls.

We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative
person with the relevant qualifications, experience and academic vision.

Post Requirements:

  • A dynamic, enthusiastic, innovative individual with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong administrative, organisational and time management skills.
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience teaching preparatory school children.
  • Experience in a managerial and or leadership role.
  • Competent in presenting an integrated teaching curriculum.
  • Excellent command of English with good report-writing skills.
  • Commitment to academic research and implementation of curriculum systems and trends.
  • Co-ordinate the three academic departments of Pre-Prep, Junior Prep and Senior Prep and be accountable for leadership, management and development.
  • Nurture and promote personal excellence for all pupils at WHPS.
  • Ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils at WHPS, in accordance with the standards and aims of the school and its curricular policies.
  • Ability and willingness to integrate technology in teaching.
  • Prioritise individual pupil attainment and achievement, and closely monitor and support pupil progress, both as Deputy Head Academics and as a fully-fledged member of the teaching staff.
  • Fully support the academic, sport, cultural and extra-mural programmes at WHPS with the ability to coach sport in a boys environment.
  • Willingness to fulfil the role of a Register Class Teacher in the Senior Prep.
  • SACE membership
  • Start 1 January 2025

Applications close on 28 April 2024.

Please include the link to the mandatory application form required by all applicants:

Each application should be emailed to and be accompanied by:

  • Full Curriculum Vitae,
  • Covering letter,
  • WHPS Application Form (applications submitted without this form will not be considered),
  • Testimonials and names and telephone numbers of at least three referees.

WHPS thanks all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed and replied to. WHPS reserves the right not to fill this position. Should you not have received any reply to your application within a fortnight from the stipulated date, you may consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

Waterkloof House Preparatory School, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Applications close on 28 April 2024.

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