Head of Junior School - The Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth

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The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouth

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Start date: January or April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The Portsmouth Grammar School (PGS) is a leading co-educational day school, educating pupils from Pre-School to Sixth Form on one site. There is a strong whole-school ethos, and an emphasis on full participation both inside and outside the classroom. PGS pupils are encouraged to think not only about where they will be at 18, but where they aspire to be at 25. 

PGS now seeks an outstanding leader with the vision, energy and focus required to lead and manage a highly successful Junior School. The ideal candidate will have a firm belief in the benefits of a through-school education, and they will be committed to supporting every child to achieve their maximum potential and to developing opportunities for Junior School pupils within the context of their continuing education at the school. The Head of Junior School is a key leadership position and will require close collaboration with other senior leaders across the School in the development and implementation of PGS’ strategic vision. 

The Portsmouth Grammar School is working in partnership with the executive search firm Society on this appointment. The candidate pack will be available to download via Society’s website: https://www.society-search.com.

For an informal conversation, please contact Kerry Wallace at kerry.wallace@society-search.com.

Applications should consist of a CV and brief covering letter addressing the person specification in the candidate pack, and can be uploaded via Society’s website. 

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (BST) on Friday, 11 October 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with PGS during the week commencing Monday, 4 November 2019.

Further information on The Portsmouth Grammar School can be found at www.pgs.org.uk.

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




More about The Portsmouth Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 239 236 0036
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The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective independent school for students aged 2-18, situated in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.  Portsmouth Grammar is organised into a nursery, junior school and senior school. Despite bein...