Visit the COVID-19 South African Resource Portal

Head of Senior Preparatory



We have a vacancy for the following position:

Head of Senior Preparatory

The Ridge School is committed to strengthening and enriching boys learning through innovative teaching and consolidating on best teaching methods that put the boy and his goals for the future at the centre of all learning experiences. Equally important is to empower boys to identify and solve problems, bridge content across traditional “subject” domains, and develop an unshakable growth mindset. We define innovation as design processes and teaching practices that challenge traditional norms and assumptions. These can take the form of new strategies or iterations of existing strategies.

The Ridge School wishes to appoint a Head of Senior Preparatory


  • Professional qualifications and affiliations as required for working in a schooling environment.
  • Varied experience, in a school setting, having demonstrated ability to independently develop professional connections and skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in listening and understanding the developmental needs of boys.


  • To create a psychologically safe space for the staff and boys.
  • To be emotionally available to the staff and boys of the school.
  • To develop and maintain initiatives that support the developmental needs of the boys.
  • To work with the Senior Preparatory teaching team to maintain the tradition of excellence in academic performance.
  • Being responsible for directing and overseeing all features of the SP academic programme in liaison with the Deputy Head.
  • Representing the day-to-day academic interests of the Senior Preparatory.
  • Working with the Senior Preparatory staff in liaison to the Deputy Head to plan and control the extended termly calendarised programme of academic events.
  • Oversee the development of the Senior Preparatory curriculum as per the academic strategy
  • Support the innovative measures in teaching and learning.
  • Work with representatives of respective learning areas to direct and co-ordinate related academic programmes and development opportunities.

The successful applicant will be required to assume this post in January 2022 (negotiable)
A competitive remuneration package is offered.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 September 2021

Only the online application needs to be submitted at this time:
CV submissions will not be accepted.


The School reserves the right not to make an appointment and 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 The Ridge School within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

The Ridge 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 recognizing and accepting this disclaimer.





Closing Date
The Ridge, Westcliff, Johannesburg
Number of Views: 474