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Deputy Head – St Piran’s Preparatory School



The Governors and the Headmaster, Mr Sebastian Sales, are seeking to appoint an ambitious Deputy Head who will build upon St Piran’s longstanding reputation as a centre of excellence, where children flourish within a secure and nurturing environment.

Co-Ed, Day, 420 Pupils aged 3-11 years

Required for September 2020

St Piran’s School is a vibrant, happy and successful co-educational preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3 to 11 years where children are nurtured as individuals.

They will be looking for a charismatic, team-oriented and strategic leader with outstanding organisational skills and a high level of emotional intelligence, who will embrace the ethos of this creative and forward-thinking school. The successful candidate will be an exceptional practitioner, passionate about innovative teaching and learning and dedicated to leading safeguarding, with a track record of fostering the wellbeing and care of pupils and staff.

Founded on Christian values, the school promotes love, justice, tolerance, respect, honesty, service and trust where the safety and welfare of the children is paramount.  Confidence is ‘the cornerstone of the St Piran’s ethos’ and each child leaves the school able to hold their own in any social, emotional or academic arena. The children are valued and respected and consequently are open and articulate. Standards are high and children are encouraged and supported to give of their very best.

With a unique location in the thriving town of Maidenhead, St Piran’s School is set in expansive grounds providing a ‘country education’ in a picturesque part of Berkshire that is within easy reach of London.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to arrange a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment:

Jenny Funnell – 07941 221172 or

Diana Watkins – 07831 660604 or

To Apply:

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically (available to download on this page). Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form which should be addressed to Mr Sebastian Sales, Headmaster.

Please email both documents as pdf files to Jonathan Barnes, Operations Manager at

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 5th February 2020

St Piran’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Registered Charity Number: 309094

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 05 February 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews in Central London 11 February 2020 -12 February 2020
  • Longlist Interviews – 24th or 26th February 2020
  • Shortlist Interviews 09 March 2020 -10 March 2020