Head – Steyning Grammar School

West Sussex

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The trustees of Bohunt Education Trust seek a new Head for this unique, supportive and dynamic learning community.

From: January or April 2022

Co-educational day and boarding academy, 2310 pupils aged 11-18, part of the Bohunt Education Trust.

Steyning Grammar School is the newest member of the successful Bohunt family of schools.

Situated across four campuses on the edge of the picturesque South Downs National Park, Steyning Grammar School has many exceptional features. It was founded more than 400 years ago, is one of the largest schools in the country and is home to 120 boarders from more than 30 countries. The school has a Christian ethos, a global outlook and a commitment to innovation in an exceptional learning environment.

The successful candidate will be an experienced senior leader (existing headteacher or outstanding deputy) with commitment, drive, enthusiasm and a proven record of raising standards and improving student outcomes who could steer this extraordinary day and boarding school to even greater success.

The next Head of Steyning Grammar School will have:

  • a compelling vision for education, excellent leadership, communication and personal skills
  • high visibility and the ability to create an aspirational culture within which all students are empowered to become the best version of themselves
  • the ability to encourage everyone to engage with and build on the school’s strengths in character education, promoting a full and inspiring co-curricular provision and further developing outdoor education opportunities for every student
  • the skills to set challenging goals for young people and the ability to motivate the community to achieve them.

A highly competitive package is on offer including accommodation if required.

The next Head of Steyning Grammar School will also benefit from being part of a vibrant, high-achieving multi-academy trust which offers the support of experienced colleagues, exceptional CPD opportunities and a strong community ethos.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the School, should they wish to do so, before submitting an application.

Potential applicants are invited to contact either Michael Stephens or Holly Fitzgerald to arrange a confidential discussion and/or a tour by email or telephone:

Michael Stephens, Head of Senior School Search

MichaelStephens@rsacademics.com 07834 520 995

Holly Fitzgerald, Search Consultant

HollyFitzgerald@rsacademics.com 07801 522913.

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 Mr Neil Strowger, Chief Executive Officer.

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 Thursday 30 September 2021.

RSAcademics is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in schools.

Bohunt Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. BET is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships

Key Dates

Closing date for applications

30/09/2021 10:00am

Preliminary online interviews with RSAcademics for selected candidates on 6 or 7 October 2021

Further interviews with members of the selection panel will take place on 21 and 22 October 2021. It is hoped these interviews will be held at the School.