Head – Kilgraston School

Perth, Scotland

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The Governors of Kilgraston School are seeking a new Head from April or August 2022.

Following the retirement of Dorothy MacGinty after seven years of inspirational service, the Governors of Kilgraston School are seeking a new Head from April or August 2022.

Kilgraston is a day and boarding school for around 270 children, co-educational from 5 to 12 and girls only from 12 to 18.

Located in an idyllic, tranquil but easily- reached setting a few miles south of Perth, Kilgraston is a thriving, busy and friendly school, where pupils are valued for who they are as individuals. Pupils are educated to the highest standards, giving them the knowledge, skills and aspiration to succeed to the best of their abilities in a fast-changing world.

With a strong and purposeful approach based on the Catholic faith, Kilgraston provides a first-class, Scottish academic education, as evidenced by our outstanding results, combined with excellent co-curricular and pastoral provision that ensures girls leave the school as accomplished young women who attend excellent universities across the UK and overseas and go on to have very successful careers.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced educational leader to take the School to its next stage of development. A current Head or a successful Senior Leader, the ideal candidate will have the strategic vision, drive and energy to shape a school that adheres to its traditions yet is outward facing and modern in its outlook.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post confidentially are invited to contact:

Miranda Landale, Search Consultant

MirandaLandale@rsacademics.com 07786 175436

Sarah Evans, Senior Advisor

SarahEvans@rsacademics.com 07703 603996

To apply, candidates should complete an application form electronically and submit it to RSAcademics, together with a letter of application. Please click the “Apply Now” link on the right side of this page. You will be taken to our online portal where you will be able to download an application form. Please follow the instructions provided to complete your application.

Letters of application are to be maximum of two pages and should outline the attraction of this position and why candidates feel their experience, skills and personal qualities qualify them for the role. Please address your letter to the Chair of Governors, Mr David Beal.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact Alison Hooper, Project Coordinator, at applications@rsacademics.com. Alison can also be reached by calling 01858 383163.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Monday 20 September 2021

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Kilgraston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Scotland PVG check and satisfactory references.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

20/09/2021 10:00am

Preliminary online conversations will take place before 24 September with selected candidates

Longlist interviews with members of the Governors’ selection panel will take place on 27 or 28 September 2021

Final round interviews will take place at the school on 7th and 8th October 2021.