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Headteacher – The Cavendish School

Camden, London NW1

The Governors of The Cavendish School are seeking to appoint an energetic, innovative and visionary leader with a proven background of leadership and senior management in the preparatory/primary sector who will embrace the special ethos of the School and take it into this next phase.

Start Date – Spring Term in 2021 (though a later start would be considered)

The Cavendish School is an independent preparatory day school for girls aged 3 – 11. Situated in Camden, near Regent’s Park in London, the School was founded in 1875 by the Catholic Society of the Holy Child Jesus and moved to its current location in 1970, when it became a charitable trust. It now welcomes approximately 240 pupils of all denominations, faiths and cultures.

Central to the philosophy of The Cavendish School is the belief in providing children with a high level of pastoral care combined with outstanding teaching. A broad, balanced curriculum is enriched with arts, languages, music and sport to ensure that the needs of each individual child are met. The inclusive ethos has created an exceptional, well-balanced and lively school. Within this nurturing environment, where kindness, tolerance and respect are paramount, high standards are fostered and celebrated, and all children are encouraged to achieve their full potential. Work is always carefully calibrated to the individual child’s needs. This, together with small class sizes, high adult-pupil ratios and a committed and enthusiastic staff, enables personalised learning in a happy and productive atmosphere.

Miss Jane Rogers will be retiring in December 2020 after three and a half very happy years at The Cavendish School. The Governors wish to appoint her successor to take up the appointment ideally at the start of the Spring Term in 2021 (though a later start would be considered). A clear insight into the London independent day school context is desirable.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss this post are invited to contact the following RSAcademics consultants:

Angela Short – AngelaShort@RSAcademics.com or 07786 134195

Charlotte Faber – CharlotteFaber@RSAcademics.com or 07769 740479

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th July 2020, 10.00am

The Cavendish 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.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 30 July 2020 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews via Zoom to be held in early/mid August
  • Long list interviews at the School 08 September 2020 -09 September 2020
  • Short list interviews at the School 22 September 2020