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Head – Stamford Junior School


Stamford Junior School is an outstanding co-ed IAPS day and boarding School, with 410 pupils aged 2–11 years. It is a happy, vibrant, exciting and thriving Junior School which, along with Stamford High School (girls 11–18) and Stamford School (boys 11–18), makes up the Stamford Endowed Schools family. The School is seeking an experienced, enthusiatic and driven leader with a strong academic background for the position of Head.

“Stamford Junior School is a lovely, homely, strong values school with great facilities and a strong leadership team,”  – Current parent.

“The level of communication, engagement and consideration of staff and students is excellent and makes for a positive working environment,” – Member of staff in most recent staff engagement survey.

Stamford Junior School nurtures the academic and social growth of its children, whilst enriching them with values which emphasise community and responsibility. The School is a caring environment in which the children feel safe and happy, and look forward to returning to each day.

Stamford Junior School seek an outstanding person with a strong academic background who has the enthusiasm, drive and experience to continue to build on the strong foundations established over the last 8 years by the outgoing Head, Mrs Emma Smith. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with proven team leadership and management abilities.

Stamford Junior School is located in the beautiful and historic market town of Stamford.  Bordering on neighbouring counties of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, Stamford has been voted one of the best places to live in the UK. The schools sit in the heart of the town, and play a significant part in the life and success of the wider community.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an individual to shape and deliver our shared Values, Vision and future objectives as a key part of the Stamford Endowed Schools family.

For further details, please see the attached candidate brochure or contact the following RSAcademics consultants:

Angela Short – or 07786134195
Charlotte Faber – or 07769740479

Deadline for applications – Friday 25th September, 10am

Candidates should complete the online application form by clicking on this link, which will take you through to the SES recruitment site. The application form should be submitted along with a covering letter which should be addressed to Mr Will Phelan, Principal, as directed through the website. There is no need to submit a CV.

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

The Stamford Endowed Schools are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Services checks.


About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Deadline for applications 25 September 2020 10:00am
  • Preliminary Interviews will take place with RSAcademics on-line on either Wednesday 30 September or Thursday 1 October 2020
  • Long List interviews will take place at the Schools on Friday 9 October 2020
  • Short List interviews will take place at the Schools on Thursday 15 October 2020