Head, Cornwall

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Truro High School for GirlsCornwall

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Start date: September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Appointment of Head 

The post is offered with an attractive package for the right candidate

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and inspirational leader for a well established girls’ school near the heart of the county of Cornwall.

Truro High School is Cornwall’s only single-sex school and is ranked number one in the county for A Levels and GCSEs in the Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018. With a growing roll of 335 pupils, including 45 boarders, the School brings Preparatory and Senior girls, aged 4-18, together on a green site overlooking the centre of Truro, Cornwall’s historic and beautiful Cathedral City.

Following the appointment of Dr Glenn Moodie to an international headship in Malaysia, the School is looking for a motivated and forward-thinking individual who recognises the benefits of girls only education and will reinforce the School’s belief that ‘happy girls achieve’.

The School’s excellent reputation arises from its balanced focus on both academic achievement and co-curricular development, and it is renowned for having a ‘family feel’ in a twenty-four hour boarding environment in which girls are supported and recognised as individuals.

The pursuit of academic excellence is important at Truro High, as is the enrichment that girls experience through other aspects of their school career, and the Governors wish to maintain this equilibrium. This is important in a county steeped in a history of enterprise and invention and which is now a thriving centre for business innovation as well as offering unrivalled opportunities for leisure and a busy cultural life.

The School actively maintains its cathedral foundation and as a member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST), the School is able to benefit from the knowledge, support and expertise of MIST’s Trustees and executive officers. There are also regular opportunities for Heads, Bursars, Chairs and others in MIST member schools to share ideas and experiences in a strong and supportive environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with proven experience at senior leadership level to make a mark on a progressive school with tremendous vision and ambition. The successful candidate will value and support the Christian ethos of the School and will enjoy seeking imaginative solutions with the character and personality to inspire, and be inspired.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Truro High School for this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference CAFXB. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 5 March 2018.

Truro High School has a responsibility for and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to various employment checks including a DBS check.

Truro High School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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More about Truro High School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1872 272830
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Truro High School is an independent girls’ school with around 350 pupils from the ages of 2-18, serving the local community in Truro, Cornwall, and well beyond. It takes pupils on a day, boarding or flexi-boarding basis, and runs a prep School, senio...