Head of Junior School – North London Collegiate School


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The Governors and Head of North London Collegiate School are seeking to appoint an outstanding school leader to be Head of Junior School.

To start September 2022

Following the retirement of Mrs Joanna Newman after twenty years of service and inspirational leadership, the new Head of Junior School will have a passion for teaching and learning and the desire to inspire pupils with a love of academic subjects in a school that has a strong culture of scholarship, with high expectations of and thoughtful care for every individual.

Founded in 1850 and occupying an estate dating back to the 18th century, North London Collegiate School has an international reputation for academic excellence, combined with exceptional pastoral care and extra-curricular achievement. The School is academically selective with around 780 students in the Senior School and over 300 pupils from the age of 4 to 11 in the Junior School.

The School’s aim is to provide an ambitious education for all its students, inspiring intellectual endeavour, personal commitment and international mindedness. The Junior School similarly, provides an unrivalled educational experience, which feeds directly into the Senior School and enables the pupils to achieve at the highest level.

The Junior School is a warm, loving and supportive environment in which all pupils are encouraged to follow their intellectual passions to find the joy in learning and life. The School seeks to embed positive learning habits from an early age and believes that every child should be enabled and empowered to grasp every opportunity with enthusiasm and confidence.

The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to lead the Junior School with a high degree of autonomy. They will be a measured and confident decision maker who is calm and positive under pressure, leading and inspiring their own team whilst being a valuable member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team.

A competitive and negotiated remuneration package is available with a salary commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate.  Fee remission for the Head of Junior School’s daughters is available subject to passing the relevant entrance requirements and suitable places being available in the Junior or Senior Schools. Private Healthcare Insurance will be offered.

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

Kate Howe, Search Consultant

+44 (0)7956 557347 / katehowe@rsacademics.com

Diana Watkins, Senior Advisor

+44 (0)7831 660604 / dianawatkins@rsacademics.com

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 Mrs Sarah Clark, Headmistress.

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 4 October 2021.

North London Collegiate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

04/10/2021 10:00am

Selected candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview online with RSAcademics w/c 25 October

Longlist interviews will be held on 8 and 9 November

Final round interviews will take place at the School on 16 and 17 November.