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Candidate information: our response to COVID-19

In these challenging times, we are continuing to support many appointments processes for schools in the UK and across the globe. Where face to face meetings are not possible, we are using video conferencing and other creative solutions to ensure that searches and selection processes can go ahead very successfully. We would like to thank our client schools and all candidates for their flexibility and willingness to work positively within these arrangements.

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Head – Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School, Kingston upon Thames

Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School sits within the Surbiton High School Group (including the Boys’ Preparatory School and the Girls’ Senior School). It is also part of United Learning, a successful national group of academies and independent schools.

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Head – Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire

The Governors of Giggleswick School seek a dynamic and inspirational leader to succeed Mr Mark Turnbull, who will be leaving in December, after seven years of outstanding leadership.

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Registrar – Danes Hill School, Surrey

Danes Hill School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-13. The School is seeking to appoint an experienced and highly capable individual to the position of Registrar in its busy admissions department.

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Head – King’s College, Taunton

The Council of the King’s Schools are seeking a new Head from September 2022 to succeed Richard Biggs, who is retiring after fifteen successful years at the helm. 

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Head – Windermere School

A school of around 320, day and boarding, 3-18, Windermere School is in a location of breath-taking beauty at the heart of the Lake District National Park. Established about 130 years ago, the school combines a long history with a truly modern, global approach.

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Head – Winchester House School, Northamptonshire

The Governing Body of The Stowe Group seeks a new Head for Winchester House School to succeed Emma Goldsmith after seven years of outstanding and inspirational leadership.  

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Head – Kilgraston School

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

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Operations Bursar – Brighton College

September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Brighton College is one of the leading schools in the world, with campuses in the UK and overseas. In November 2020, the College was awarded United Kingdom School of the Decade by The Sunday Times for the quality of its education and its culture of kindness. Located in the vibrant city of Brighton, the College takes pride in employing passionate and talented individuals who wish to become part of its progressive and inclusive community.

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Bursar – City of London Freemen’s School

City of London Freemen’s School is a thriving independent co-educational day and boarding school for 905 pupils aged 7–18. Freemen’s occupies a magnificent site in Ashtead Park with modern buildings sitting alongside the original eighteenth-century mansion house set in 57 acres of beautiful parkland.

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Head of Pre-Prep – Cheltenham College Preparatory School

Cheltenham College Preparatory School is looking for a truly inspiring and brilliant Head to lead an already thriving Pre-Prep to even greater heights.

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Development Director – Cokethorpe School, Witney

This is an outstanding opportunity for a senior development strategist and capital campaign specialist.

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Head – Bishopsgate School

September 2022

The Governors of Bishopsgate School are seeking to appoint a new Head to succeed Mr Rob Williams, who will be leaving in July 2022 after seven years of highly successful leadership. The headship of Bishopsgate School is an exciting, challenging and rewarding role. Bishopsgate School, 160 years old and set in 20 glorious acres, is an extremely successful School offering an exceptional educational experience to over 370 pupils aged 3 to 13. 

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Chair of Independent Schools Governing Body – The Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI, Birmingham

The Foundation is seeking a new Chair to lead the Governing Body of its two Independent Schools (ISGB) - King Edward’s School for boys (KES), led by Chief Master, Dr Katy Ricks and King Edward’s VI High School for girls (KEHS), led by Principal, Kirsty von Malaisé.

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Governor (Academic Committee) – North London Collegiate School, Middlesex

The Chair of Governors and Governing Body of North London Collegiate School seeks a new Governor to join their Academic Committee. NLCS is the oldest academic girls’ school in the country, educating approximately 1100 girls aged 4-18, set in 30 acres of leafy parkland next to Canon’s Park in Edgware. This Governor will have a focus on the Senior school, so experience should be commensurate to the role.

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Chair of Governors – St John’s College School, Cambridge

St John’s College School in Cambridge is seeking a Chair of Governors to take over from the current Chair, Professor Ann Louise Kinmonth CBE, who will be stepping down at the end of her current term in August.

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Deputy Head Academic – Clifton College (Upper School)

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Deputy Head Academic, who will have a track-record of excellence and wide experience in all aspects of teaching and learning, will lead the academic life of the school.

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Director of Education – QA Limited

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

QA Limited, is the UK’s leading technology talent and training company, covering corporate learning and government departments as well as the vocational and higher education sectors. QA is seeking a visible and confident leader and strategic thinker for the position of Director of Education.

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Director of Education – Gardener Schools Group

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Gardener Schools Group is seeking to appoint a Director of Education. This is a new and exciting role which reflects the Group’s emphasis on achievement in every area of school life and their innovative approach to education at both prep and senior level.

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Brighton College Abu Dhabi & Brighton College Al Ain – Heads of School

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

To commence in September 2021 or January 2022

Brighton College – awarded the title of ‘School of the Decade’ by the Sunday Times – is consistently recognised as one of the UK’s very best co-educational independent schools. It was one of the first to take its distinctive and innovative education to a global market through the establishment of international schools.

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Vice Principal / Director of Innovation – Suzhou Innovation Academy, China

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

We are delighted to be supporting the Suzhou Innovation Academy in the search for a new Vice Principal/Director of Innovation.

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Future Academies Trust – Vice Principal

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

An opportunity has arisen to join this pioneering, expanding, ambitious group of schools across London and Hertfordshire from September 2021 (or January 2022). 

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Foundation Development Director – The Princethorpe Foundation

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

This is an exciting opportunity, in an impressive group of schools, to significantly increase long-term philanthropic income by establishing a strategic fundraising programme for bursaries and capital projects based on best practice and sound experience, particularly in the area of major gifts.

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Head – Dolphin School

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

With a School motto of, ‘Love, Wisdom, Truth,’ Dolphin is a small, co-educational independent day school, for children aged 2-11. Founded in 1986, Dolphin is a School with a Christian ethos, situated in leafy residential Battersea. The Governors seek to appoint a successor to Mrs Nicola Baldwin, from September 2021 or soon after.

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Head – King’s College School (KCS), Wimbledon

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Governors of the Corporation of King’s are seeking a successor to Andrew Halls OBE who is retiring in July 2022 following what will be nearly fifteen years of exceptional service.

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Head – Edgeborough School

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Governors of Edgeborough School are seeking to appoint a new Head to succeed Mr Dan Thornburn, who will be leaving in December 2021, to become Head of Millfield Prep School, after four years of highly successful leadership.

This is a unique and wonderfully exciting opportunity for an exceptional and dynamic school leader.

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Head – The Aldenham Foundation

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic, visionary and energetic Head to lead the Schools and to take the Foundation to the next stage of its development.

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Principal – The Ladies’ College

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

The Ladies’ College is an independent day school for girls aged from 2½ to 18. The Governors of the College are seeking to appoint a Principal to succeed Mrs Ashley Clancy, who is retiring after leading the school with vision and commitment for 7 years.

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Director of Education – King Edward VI Foundation, Birmingham

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly talented leader to join this progressive and influential educational charity which educates over 10,000 students in Birmingham.

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“Sedbergh Prep School has benefited from a great appointment and all the applicants have enjoyed a positive experience. We could not be more delighted.”

Andrew FleckPrincipal, Sedbergh School