Head, Kent

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Ashford SchoolKent

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

A shared curriculum. Wider careers. Education with character.

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could. For example, with a shared curriculum and lesson plans from around the Group available to all, our teachers can provide the education our children deserve. They’re rewarded, too, with wide career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to fulfil their potential.

Ashford School is a dynamic, co-educational day and boarding school for c.1,000 students aged 0-19. With a commitment to developing adventurous learners, Ashford offers a rich educational experience in which pupils are encouraged to meet and exceed their potential across a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits.

We are now seeking an outstanding educationalist to succeed Mike Buchanan after 12 years of exceptional service. This is an exciting opportunity to build on considerable strengths, and develop and deliver a bold, ambitious vision for Ashford as it enters an important new phase in its development.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader with strong strategic capabilities, clarity of vision and organisational expertise to shape an ambitious future for Ashford. Significant senior leadership experience, high levels of emotional intelligence and the warmth and charisma to be a compelling ambassador for Ashford locally, nationally and internationally will all be crucial.  A proactive willingness to embrace wholeheartedly the many benefits of being part of United Learning is essential, as is a genuine resonance with the group’s ethos and values.

To download the appointment details for this role, including information on how to apply, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com quoting reference 3321.

Closing date:  Thursday 1st February 2018, 8.30 am

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Where teaching is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1233 625171
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Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational independent day and boarding school, founded in 1898, and voted Independent School of the Year 2010/2011.  The school was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the m...