Head, Croydon

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Old Palace of John Whitgift SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Old Palace of John Whitgift School, part of The Whitgift Foundation, is a unique Church of England school in an inspiring setting which is steeped in history dating back to the 9th century. This rich heritage and the magnificent historic buildings provide a stimulating backdrop for a 21st century, broader values-based education, defined by a commitment to both academic excellence and the development of happy, confident and independent learners. The school operates across two sites in Croydon, educating girls aged 1 to 18 years and boys aged 1 to 4 years.

The Whitgift Foundation is now seeking an experienced leader for September 2019 following the retirement of the current Head, Mrs Carol Jewell, after eight years of highly successful headship and 22 years of dedicated service to the school. This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Foundation and Governors to build on the highly regarded ethos and strengths of the school.  

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader with the imagination, energy and strategic capabilities to define an ambitious and successful future for Old Palace. Significant senior leadership experience, a track record of developing high performing teams and the warmth and charisma to be a compelling ambassador for the school in a competitive market will all be crucially important. A proactive willingness to embrace wholeheartedly the many benefits of being part of the Foundation is essential, as is a genuine resonance with Old Palace’s distinctive aims and ethos.

To download the appointment details for this role, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 3740. The deadline for applications is 0830hrs on Tuesday 16th October 2018.

Old Palace is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: Old Palace Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6882027
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