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Head of Leicester Grammar Junior School

Leicester Grammar Junior SchoolLeicestershire

Situated in Great Glen, Leicestershire, on a stunning rural 75-acre site, Leicester Grammar Junior School (LGJS) is a highly regarded co-educational independent IAPS day school, founded in 1992 for pupils aged 3 to 11. Our 400 pupils, drawn from a wide catchment area, benefit from a caring and supportive ethos, excellent academic education and an extensive co-curricular programme.

The post of Head (from September 2021) represents an exciting opportunity to lead and develop a thriving school. The current head is leaving after eight years’ outstanding leadership, and we welcome applications from serving headteachers or deputies with successful and innovative teaching and leadership experience in the primary or preparatory school sectors. Above all, the new head will have an infectious enthusiasm for working with children and colleagues, nurturing each individual’s talents and potential in the life of a mutually-supportive and ambitious school community.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal of Leicester Grammar School Trust (Headmaster of the Grammar School), as a key member of the Trust’s Executive Team. The Head of LGJS reports to the Principal, but is responsible for the day-to-day running and happy progress of the Junior School and afforded considerable latitude in determining the direction of the school.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit for an information pack and application form.

A completed application form and curriculum vitae, accompanied by a covering letter addressed to Mr John Watson (Principal of Leicester Grammar School Trust), should reach the school as soon as possible, and no later than 9.00am on Wednesday 20 January 2021. It is anticipated that first-round interviews will take place the following week, with final round interviews shortly thereafter. It is hoped that both stages will occur at the school, but this will depend on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time. Those who have previously applied for this post need not re-apply.

Applications should be emailed to Mrs Erica Parsons, HR Administrator, at

There is no need to send a hard copy at this stage.

Leicester Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with previous employers and DBS.

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