Head, Buckinghamshire

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High March SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary
Contract term: Permanent

The Directors and Governors of High March School are seeking to appoint a new Head from September 2019 to succeed Mrs Sue Clifford, who will retire after 15 years at the School.

High March is a thriving Independent Preparatory day school for girls aged from rising 3 to 11 years old. Situated in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, the School was founded in 1926 and now welcomes over 300 pupils, including 8 boys in Nursery.

The School is renowned for both its high academic achievement and its strong identity as a family school, which nurtures and promotes values of kindness and friendship. Celebrated for its excellence in pastoral care, the guiding tenet of High March is the belief that every child should be truly valued for their contribution and encouraged to grow in confidence.

The Directors and Governors now seek to appoint a charismatic Head who is passionate about teaching and learning and who is particularly committed to providing excellent education for girls. They will be looking for an energetic, eloquent, innovative and empathetic leader who relishes the interface with parents as this is a school that is proud of its family heritage and the close links it has in the local community.

The successful candidate will have a background of leadership and senior management in the Preparatory/Primary sector and will embrace the special ethos of the School, with the vision to take it into this next exciting phase. A clear insight into the local State Grammar/Independent Senior school transfer context is desirable.

Further information can be downloaded from rsacademics.co.uk

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

Louisa Barham - louisabarham@rsacademics.co.uk / 07770 928537

Closing date: 10.00am on Thursday 20th September 2018

High March is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants should read the School’s Safeguarding and Child Protection policy, which is available on the website, and are required to declare any criminal convictions or cautions, or disciplinary proceedings. The successful candidate will be required to complete an application for Enhanced Disclosure, to initiate a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for working with children. The School is also registered for the processing of personal data in accordance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Such checks are required in accordance with the School’s policy on Disclosure Information, data protection policy and policy for handling Disclosure information received from the DBS.

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More about High March School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 23 Ledborough Lane, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2PZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 675186
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High March is a thriving preparatory school for girls aged 3 to 11 with a co-educational Nursery. Children come from the local area and our intake is mixed ability. Academic expectations are high and pupils at the School are regularly awarded scholar...