Oxford House School is a thriving co-educational Nursery and Preparatory School for pupils aged 2 ½ to 11 in Colchester, Essex. Part of Cognita, one of the world’s largest families of schools, Oxford House offers a traditional preparatory education based on the child-centred learning of the Montessori method. The School aims to develop its pupils’ potential, instil a love of learning and prepare them for entry to the best senior schools.
Following the retirement of Kate Golding after 17 years of excellent service, Cognita is now seeking an outstanding educationalist to lead Oxford House into the next stage of its development. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an exceptional preparatory school and contribute to the development of a growing network of schools with ambitious plans for the future.
The appointed candidate will combine a track record of highly successful senior leadership experience in a preparatory setting with the authority and personal impact to be a compelling ambassador for Oxford House and Cognita. A creative thinker, committed to character education, enrichment and fostering global perspectives, the next Head will possess the strategic skills to further develop Oxford House, and the warmth and charisma to inspire the School community to even greater success. A proactive willingness to embrace the many benefits of being part of Cognita is essential, as is a genuine resonance with Oxford House’s traditional approach.
To download the appointment details for this role, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 2733.
The closing date for applications is 0900hrs GMT on Friday 2nd December 2016.
Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.