Appointment of Head, Bedford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bedford Girls' SchoolBedford

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

Bedford Girls’ School is a thriving and forward-looking independent day school for girls aged 7-18. Part of the Harpur Trust, one of the UK’s largest charities, the School is committed to an education which focuses on developing within our students the skills and attributes that they will need to embrace the challenges and opportunities of a volatile world with confidence. We aspire for our students to make changes to the world around them. 

Jo MacKenzie will retire after ten years of exceptional service, and we now seek an outstanding educationalist to lead BGS through the next stage in its evolution.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead an exceptional school, inspiring a talented and modern community to achieve even greater success.

Our new Head will offer a record of successful strategic leadership experience, gained as a Head or Deputy Head, and preferably in a range of settings. The appointee needs to be passionate about the educational benefits of single sex education and have the personal impact to be a compelling ambassador for girls’ education, not just within BGS and the Harpur Trust but also within the local community and nationally, by bringing excellent leadership and communication skills. The new Head will share BGS’s IB-focused philosophy of education (we are an IB Primary Years Programme candidacy school, and offer both the IB Diploma and A levels in Sixth Form) and commitment to the role of digital technology in the classroom. A proactive willingness to embrace the many benefits of being part of the Harpur Trust and a commitment to access, diversity and innovation are essential. 

To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 4369. The closing date for applications is 09:00 GMT on 22nd November 2019.   

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More about Bedford Girls' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1234 361 900
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Bedford Girls’ School is a selective independent day school for girls aged 7-18. Underpinned by the International Baccalaureate philosophy of education the School is innovative, outward looking and vibrant. It is our belief that learning should be ex...