Head – Prince’s Mead School


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The Governors are looking for a leader with vision, passion and integrity to join the school to continue its exciting onward journey.

Independent Prep Day School • Co-Ed 3 to 11 years

For September 2022

Prince’s Mead School, established in Winchester over 70 years ago, has an excellent track record of providing a broad-ranging and family centric school experience. In recent years the Governors, Head and Senior Leadership Team (SLT) have developed a far-reaching strategy and vision for the future of Prince’s Mead. Their vision, the ‘Vision 100’ strategy, is to be a thriving and successful 21st century school: providing the highest standard of education, delivering academic rigour in an enriched environment, and empowering each child to fulfil their potential. Key to the delivery of this purpose is a strategic ambition to be recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and pupil outcomes in academic and co-curricular activities, supported by a high performing culture across the whole school community. The successful candidate will bring their own enthusiasm, ideas and skills to complement and enhance the vision already in place.

The new Head will combine the gravitas demanded of this important position with a warmth, sense of humour and an approachability by all, and in particular the pupils. They will be committed, enthusiastic, hardworking and resilient, with a good work/life balance and interests outside the school.

Prince’s Mead is located in a glorious setting, occupying Worthy Park House – a large former residence dating back to 1820 a few miles outside the city of Winchester. With wonderful views across the Itchen Valley, the 10-acre grounds complement the house and provide a perfect setting for delivering education as well as impressive sports and other co-curricular facilities.

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 Mel Renwick, Chair of Governors.

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 Friday 1 October 2021.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Prince’s Mead 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

01/10/2021 10:00am

Selected candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview online with RSAcademics between 18 and 20 October

Longlist interviews will be held on Saturday 6 November

Final round interviews will take place at the School on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November.