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Head of Senior School – St Edward’s Cheltenham



The Trustees are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious individual to build on the substantial achievements of Mrs Pat Clayfield who has been in post since 2013 and who is retiring at the end of the Summer Term 2020. The appointment will be for September 2020.

St Edward’s Cheltenham is a Catholic Foundation and comprises two independent day schools, both located in the heart of the elegant spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

St Edward’s Senior School is a co-educational, day school for pupils aged between 11 to 18 years and is set in 10 acres of the historic and beautifully landscaped grounds of Charlton Park, in the Charlton Kings area of the town.

The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic and will have a strong commitment to the mission and Christian ethos of St Edward’s. They will be able to think strategically, will possess strong leadership skills, will enjoy working collaboratively, and will have a proactive and positive approach to change management and the promotion of the School’s enviable reputation.

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

Helen Flower – or 07921 587752

Michael Spens – or 07740 783564

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Tuesday 8 October 2019

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics, together with a short covering letter addressed to the Chair of Trustees, Dr Susan Honeywill, explaining their reasons for applying. There is no need to submit a separate CV.

Please email your completed application form and covering letter (both as PDF files please) to Jonathan Barnes at:

St Edward’s Cheltenham 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.

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Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 08 October 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews in Central London 16 October 2019 -17 October 2019
  • Long list interviews 11 November 2019 -12 November 2019
  • Short list interviews 19 November 2019