Head of Brontë House, Leeds

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Woodhouse Grove SchoolLeeds

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Start date: From September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors and Headmaster of Woodhouse Grove are looking to appoint a truly exceptional individual to lead Brontë House as its Head.  This person will provide vision, strategic leadership and clear direction for Brontë House, including the Nursery and Early Years section (Ashdown Lodge).  In doing so, this person will work closely with the Headmaster of Woodhouse Grove, the Board of Governors, the Director of Finance & Operations and the wider Senior Leadership Team.

Founded in 1812, Woodhouse Grove is a leading co-educational day and boarding school with over 1,100 pupils aged from 3 to 18 years.  The Senior School, The Grove, is situated on a beautiful 70-acre campus in West Yorkshire and is both academically ambitious and academically sensitive, routinely achieving outstanding results from a non-selective intake.

Brontë House is situated just half a mile from the Senior School, in the Aire Valley on its own superb site.  Set in a Victorian mansion, the School combines an appealing blend of the traditional and the modern.  Brontë House is a busy and friendly place, educating more than 300 children who are constantly challenged to give their best.  Academically, results at KS1 and KS2 are consistently well above national expectations and class sizes are kept small to give the children the individual attention they need.  The school offers a popular extended day from 7:30am to 6pm, with an extensive co-curricular programme for all its pupils. This home from home aspect of the school is highly valued by parents and pupils, and has led many of the school’s visitors to comment on the friendly and happy feel of the school.

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding candidate to play a pivotal role in the future development of the school, including the creation and implementation of a new strategic plan.  The Head of Brontë House will also focus on maximising the contribution of teaching staff, maintaining and improving the quality of the education provided and implementing and sustaining effective systems and processes at the school.  In addition, the successful candidate will also work to create and maintain a culture which promotes the core Grovian Values and champions inspirational teaching.

Further information on Woodhouse Grove can be found at: www.woodhousegrove.co.uk

A candidate brief including details of the role and information on how to apply can be downloaded from www.odgers.com/68654

Applications should be sent by 17.00 GMT on Friday 26 October 2018 to Odgers Berndtson.

Woodhouse Grove School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Woodhouse Grove School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Methodist
Address: Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire, BD10 0NR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 250 2477
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Situated in beautiful parkland between Leeds and Bradford, The Grove is one school with three parts and provides a first class all-round education for boys and girls, day pupils and boarders, from ages 11 to 18. Our preparatory school, Brontë House, ...