Head, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Wycombe Abbey SchoolHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Wycombe Abbey is renowned nationally and internationally as one of the world’s leading boarding schools. Known for its academic pre-eminence as well as strong pastoral care and fabulous extracurricular and co-curricular programmes, this HMC and GSA school sets the agenda for the best in education. With 170 acres of beautiful parkland, the school is set on the edge of High Wycombe and attracts its 630 pupils from the UK and across the world. The global dimension is strengthened further by Wycombe Abbey International.

Following Rhiannon Wilkinson’s highly successful tenure as Head, the Council of Wycombe Abbey seek an outstanding individual to take the school forward. The successful candidate will have a strong academic background, a passion for education and the best of educational innovation, the ability to be an advocate for the many benefits of boarding and a commitment to holistic education and promoting the wellbeing of young people. The next Head will be a person with warmth, humour, resilience, the ability to inspire and motivate staff and pupils and to win the trust and confidence of all stakeholders.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact:

Claire Oulton - claireoulton@rsacademics.co.uk / 07738 737482

Holly Fitzgerald - hollyfitzgerald@rsacademics.co.uk / 07801 522913

Further information can be downloaded from rsacademics.co.uk 

Closing date: 10.00am on 28th August 2018.

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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More about Wycombe Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 520381
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Wycombe Abbey is committed to maintaining full boarding for the needs of modern families. Girls who enter the school at 11+ have their own Junior Boarding House. From the age of 12 to 17, pupils live in 9 mixed-age Senior Houses, and in the Upper Six...