Head, Northumberland

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Mowden Hall SchoolNorthumberland

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

The Cothill Trust are looking for an exceptional leader for Mowden Hall School from September 2020 who has the vision, energy and ability to maintain and develop Mowden’s position as one of the UK’s leading prep schools. Mowden Hall is a very special school and this is an exciting opportunity to build on the many achievements of the current Head, Neal Bailey and to take the school forward in the next phase of its development.

Mowden Hall is set in the beautiful Tyne valley between Hexham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, just south of Hadrian’s Wall. It stands in 55 acres of stunning grounds, a perfect playground for its pupils. It is widely recognised as the leading co-educational preparatory school in the North East.

Mowden Hall provides academic excellence, superb pastoral care and an inspiring and broad curriculum for the education of its pupils who continue their education at many of the country’s leading independent schools. Central to the ethos of life at Mowden is the boarding tradition, and it has a vibrant boarding community.  Mowden aims to produce pupils who think of others before themselves, and yet understand the importance of fulfilling their own potential; a mixture of kindness and determination.

The Directors of the Trust seek an individual with vision, energy, outstanding leadership and first-class communication skills, who is excited to be working with the Trust and a school with a long standing tradition and a bright future. They will possess strong marketing skills and have the wisdom and expertise to take the school on the next phase of its journey. Ultimately, the individual will have the courage and determination to drive the school and the strategy forward with the Trust. The Head of Mowden Hall will have the personal qualities to lead, motivate and inspire the school and continue its aim is to provide a first class education in which every child is given the opportunity to achieve his or her potential within a broad range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits.

The Cothill Trust is proud to have Mowden Hall in its portfolio of prep schools. As the UK’s leading independent prep school Trust, with a historic pedigree, we’re also proud of our status as an educational charity. We have the capability, expertise, ambition and resources to move prep school education forward – by providing the best education for our pupils, now and in the future.

A highly competitive remuneration package is available with a salary commensurate with the seniority of the post and the experience of the successful candidate. The package includes a handsome apartment for the Head’s family in the heart of the school.

Further information about the role and how to apply can be found in the candidate brochure and on the school website http://www.mowdenhall.co.uk/ .  Candidates wishing to discuss any aspect of the role before submitting an application are welcome to contact the PA to the Chief Executive, Kristin Hayes khayes@cothilltrust.org 01865 390720. Depending on the nature of their enquiry she will put them in touch with the relevant person and can arrange a confidential discussion about the role.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10am on Monday 30th September 2019.

Mowden Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.



More about Mowden Hall School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Newton, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7TP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1661 842147
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Mowden Hall is an independent co-educational boarding and day school of 170 children from age 3 – 13 situated in the Northumberland countryside, fifteen miles west of Newcastle.  The Pre-Prep and Nursery are based on the same site and sha...