Head of Senior School, Kent

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Kent College, CanterburyKent

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

Located on the outskirts of the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, Kent College is a co-educational day and boarding school for 782 pupils aged 3 months to 18 years.  Following a sustained period of successful growth and development, including the opening of Kent College Dubai, the Executive Head and Governors are looking to appoint an exceptional leader to the role of Head of Senior School.  This person will hold whole school responsibilities as well as leading their own 510 strong 11-18 school. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding candidate to play a pivotal role in the strategic development of Kent College.  The Head of Senior School will be accountable to the Executive Head (and, through him, ultimately to the Board of Governors) for the effective leadership of all aspects of the Senior School, will lead and Chair their own school SMT and work closely and collaboratively with the Junior School to ensure a stimulating and coherent learning journey for the children across Kent College’s 3-18 continuum.  In addition, the successful candidate will deputise for the Executive Head in his absence and take a full part in the development of the School Development Plan and whole school strategic vision.

Kent College is a member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust and a commitment to, and empathy with, the wider educational and charitable mission of the School will also be essential.

Further information on the school can be found at www.kentcollege.com and a candidate brief, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded from www.odgers.com/69283.

Applications should be sent by 9am on Friday 7 December 2018 to Odgers Berndtson.

Kent College Canterbury 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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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1227 763231
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Kent College is situated in an enviable location on a 70-acre site in semi-rural surroundings, yet only a few minutes’ walk away from the historic city centre of Canterbury. The Channel Tunnel and access to Eurostar are only half an hour’...