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Head of Lower School – Mayfield School

East Sussex

Mayfield is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic individual with management and boarding experience to join a forward-thinking SMT in one of England’s leading Catholic Schools. Taking a leading role in the strategic planning of the School, she or he will be responsible for leading the Lower School (Years 7 & 8).

Required for September 2019

Catholic Independent Boarding & Day School for girls (11-18 years)


Mayfield is situated in the East Sussex countryside outside Royal Tunbridge Wells, less than 50 miles from London and 40 minutes from Gatwick. The School has a tradition of academic achievement with impressive GCSE and A Level results, a vibrant and eclectic co-curricular provision and an enviable reputation for pastoral care. All staff are expected to contribute to the extra-curricular programme. Accommodation may be available.

The ideal candidate would be an outstanding teacher, with some management experience and a commitment to the education of girls and the Catholic ethos of the School. She or he will work closely with the Headmistress and senior colleagues to realise the strategic vision of the School, including overseeing the balance between its impressive academic provision and the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of the School. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved in all aspects of Mayfield life, including teaching a reduced academic timetable. (Most curriculum subjects will be considered.)

The School offers excellent working conditions and an attractive salary package, on Mayfield’s own pay scale, which will reflect the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The School is committed to ongoing professional development and this post offers the opportunity for further career advancement in due course; at least six SMT members have been promoted to Headship over the past 10 years.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics Ltd to arrange a confidential discussion with the consultant handling this appointment:

Louisa Barham: or 07770 928537

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 7th May 2019 

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically. Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form, which should be addressed to the Headmistress, Miss Antonia Beary.

Please email your completed application form and letter, both as PDF files please, to Jonathan Barnes at: Jonathan Barnes can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 467449.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. The School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 07 May 2019 10.00am
  • First stage interviews held at the School 16 May 2019
  • Final stage interviews held at the School 23 May 2019