Head – Kew Green Preparatory School

London TW9

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Kew Green Preparatory School is a successful non-denominational, non-selective co-educational prep day school for boys and girls aged 4-11

The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group are seeking to appoint a new Head Teacher of Kew Green Preparatory School to succeed Mr Jem Peck who will be leaving in July 2022 after ten years of dedicated and highly effective leadership.

KGPS is a successful school offering an educational experience rooted in excellence and achievement in all senses of the word. A non-denominational, non-selective co-educational preparatory day school for boys and girls aged 4-11, the school was founded by the Gardener Schools Group (GSG) in 2004 and now has approximately 270 children from Reception to Year 6 on roll.

GSG is a family company that was founded by experienced former state-school teachers 30 years ago. Today, the Group comprises four independent, co-educational schools in London that educate around 1,400 children aged 4 -18 years. The new head will work closely with and be supported by our other heads and the directors.

The role will be exciting, challenging and rewarding. KGPS lies in a beautiful and quiet setting close to the River Thames and adjacent to the world-famous Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, south-west London.

KGPS prepares children for relevant 11+ entrance exams and pupils progress to top London and UK schools with at least 25% going on to the GSG senior schools where they have automatic entry.

The school is well resourced in all areas with modern, airy classrooms, a large playground backing on to the river, access to the green for sport, a computing lab, an art room and music room, a staffroom and a dining hall. Additionally, a build programme of extensive new facilities is planned for the next two years.

The new Head will need to be an education expert with a clear understanding of what excellent teaching and learning looks like. They will embrace a child-centric approach to every decision and will look to drive the school forward at this exciting stage in its development.

A highly competitive remuneration package is available commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics by email or telephone, to arrange a confidential discussion with Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant handling this appointment or Brodie Bibby, the Senior Adviser:

Jenny Funnell, Search Consultant – jennyfunnell@rsacademics.com
Brodie Bibby, Senior Adviser – brodiebibby@rsacademics.com

The closing date for applications is: 10.00am on Tuesday 5th October 2021

To submit your application, please click the Apply Now link. You will be taken to our online application portal where you will also be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Should you have any queries related to submitting to your application, please contact Julia Coffey, Project Coordinator (Leadership Appointments) at: applications@rsacademics.com. Julia can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 383163.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

The Gardener Schools Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Key Dates

Deadline for applications

05/10/2021 10:00am

Selected candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview online with RSAcademics on either 11 October 2021, 12 October 2021 or 13 October 2021

Longlist interviews will take place at the School in the week commencing Monday 18 October 2021

Final round interviews will take place at the School on in the week commencing Monday 1 November 2021