Head, Kingston upon Thames

Closing date:Expiring soon

Canbury SchoolKingston upon Thames

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Canbury School is looking forward to meeting our next talented and inspirational Head.  Canbury is a small independent co-educational senior day school which is as individual as the students we teach.  It is a vibrant, inclusive and tolerant community, established in 1982 to support students who benefit from learning in a small school.

After seven years of outstanding leadership, our Head, Louise Clancy, will be leaving a superb legacy, including our new sixth form.  We are very sad to say goodbye to Ms Clancy but we are excited to meet our next Head to continue Canbury’s journey from January or April 2021.  

We teach our students that there are no limits to what they can achieve regardless of their individual needs.  Our very recent ISI inspection report agreed that students throughout the school persevere to solve problems supported by teachers and learning support assistants who establish high expectations, promote a ‘can do’ attitude, and do not accept specific learning or emotional needs as a barrier to achievement or allow students to rely on these as an excuse for lack of ambition.  The excellent pastoral care at the School ensures that the students are ready to make the transition to the next stage in their lives.

We want our new Head to continue in that vein and to bring new vision as an engaging and authentic leader.  If you have boundless energy and positivity, are inspiring, ambitious for students and staff and would relish the challenge of leading this small unique school and of taking it to its next phase, we would love to hear from you.  

A competitive salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate based on their skills and experience.

Please contact bursar@canburyschool.co.uk for an application pack.  If you would like to discuss the role prior to application, please contact the Bursar on 020 8549 8622.

Completed applications should be sent to the Chair of Governors at bursar@canburyschool.co.uk or to Canbury School, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey  KT2 7LN.  The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 25 February and interviews will take place week commencing 9 March.  

Canbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Canbury School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7LN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 85498622
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Canbury School provides a unique and happy environment, for both students and staff alike. A co-educational day senior school with a maximum of 75 students on roll and no more than 15 children in each year and class, we are small, and deliberately so...