Head of Princess Helena College, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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Princess Helena CollegeHitchin, Hertfordshire

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

A dynamic and successful boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18 

The Governors are seeking a Head for Princess Helena College (PHC) to succeed Mrs Sue Wallace-Woodroffe who will be leaving at the end of the Summer Term 2018 after more than three successful years. 

The Governors wish to appoint an able, enthusiastic and imaginative leader who will continue to move the school forward in the spirit of continuous improvement. 

Founded in 1820, and now housed in an inspiring 1714 Queen Anne mansion set in 100 acres of farm and parkland, PHC is one of England’s oldest girls’ schools. The school has around 200 pupils, 40 of whom are in the vibrant and familial sixth form and 70 are boarders. 10% of pupils are from overseas. The scale of the school enables a very personalised approach to how we educate our girls. This is one of the factors which sets us apart from other schools and is intrinsic to our culture. 

From a broad intake, all girls are encouraged to achieve their full academic, sporting, musical, theatrical and artistic potential. A strong focus on developing pupil’s specific interests and talents is fundamental. In the words of one girl, “this school knows that all aspects of us are important”. An innovative enrichment programme focused on inspiring young women to make their mark on the 21st century is just one way in which this promise is honoured. 

The Governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding and passionate candidate with the inspiration to lead the school into its next stage of growth, which will include curriculum development, provision of new facilities and increasing school numbers. 

Ideally the Head will live in the beautiful school location in the comfortable accommodation provided. 

Details of the role and how to apply may be obtained from Mr Andrew Macfarlane, Bursar and Clerk to the Governors: amacfarlane@princesshelenacollege.co.uk; Princess Helena College, Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7RT; or by telephone 01462 443 870. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 23 February. 

Princess Helena College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau. 

Registered Charity No. 311 064 

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More about Princess Helena College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Preston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 7RT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462 443888
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