Head, Hammersmith and Fulham

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St James Preparatory SchoolHammersmith and Fulham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

RSAcademics are delighted to be assisting the Governors of St James Prep School with the appointment of a new Head from September 2020, replacing Catherine Tomlinson after many years of dedicated service to the School.

St James Prep School is a co-educational IAPS day prep and nursery school, located in beautiful modern facilities in Kensington, Olympia. It belongs to the wider group of St James Schools – Senior Girls and Senior Boys. With roughly 200 children currently on roll, aged 2-11, the school caters for children of all abilities, offering a complete educational experience. Children traditionally move on to St James Senior Girls’ School, located on the same site in Kensington, or St James Senior Boys’ School in Ashford, Surrey.

At St James, the happiness and wellbeing of all are intrinsic to everything the School does. Since its foundation, the School has maintained that a rounded, balanced education is better for the child: academic success, creative, emotional and spiritual development are not mutually exclusive. This blend encourages an overall love of learning and peace of mind. Peace of mind is a message that goes straight to the heart of what the School is about, and what it delivers. St James Prep School is non-denominational. Its curriculum seeks to enrich all dimensions of the human being by drawing on the best of the world’s spiritual, cultural, academic and artistic traditions. The aim is to provide an environment in which every individual can truly flourish.

The Governors seek an individual with wisdom, energy, outstanding leadership and first-class communication skills, who is excited to be working within the St James Schools’ group, and a school with strong moral and pastoral foundations. They will possess strong marketing and external relationship building skills and have the vision and expertise to take the school on the next phase of its journey. Primarily, the individual will have an appreciation of the spiritual dimension of the School and the importance of unity, beauty and the real potential of the human being.

A wonderful opportunity exists for the next Head of St James. This is a thoroughly ambitious and forward-thinking school. A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

For more information or an informal conversation regarding the opportunity, please contact:

Kate Howe on +44 (0)7956 557347 / KateHowe@RSAcademics.com

Charlotte Faber on +44 (0)7769 740479 / CharlotteFaber@RSAcademics.com

Further information can be downloaded from rsacademics.com    

Closing date: 10.00am (BST) on Tuesday 8th October 2019

St James Preparatory 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.



More about St James Preparatory School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Earsby Street, London, W14 8SH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 207 348 1777
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St James is a not a denominational school but draws on wisdom from our world traditions.  Our approach is philosophical and we begin from the premise that every human being has, at its very essence, the same divine principle.  The school is...