Head, Southampton

Closing date:

King Edward VI SchoolSouthampton

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

King Edward VI School is one of the leading co-educational independent day schools in the country. Founded in 1553 it combines a rich heritage and long-established record of academic success with an approach to education which is forward and outward-looking. The School has recently undergone a period of exciting growth and development including the acquisition of Stroud Preparatory School, a brand new theatre and arts complex, extensive new sports facilities on the edge of the city and an outdoor education centre on Dartmoor.

The Governors seek an inspirational and innovative leader to succeed Mr Julian Thould who is retiring in July 2019 after 16 years of distinguished service. The successful candidate will be a strategic and imaginative thinker with the ability to work with the Governors to develop and implement the long-term vision for the School. He or she will possess strong communication skills, confidence and gravitas, a keen commercial sense, a delight in forward-looking educational initiatives, a commitment to developing academic and co-curricular excellence along with an understanding of the skills the pupils will need both in higher education and future employment.

Further information can be downloaded from rsacademics.co.uk

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact either: Holly Fitzgerald: HollyFitzgerald@RSAcademics.co.uk / 07801 522913 or Claire Oulton: ClaireOulton@RSAcademics.co.uk / 07738 737482

Closing date: 10.00am on Thursday, 24th May 2018.

King Edward VI School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

HMC, Co-educational day school with 1,300 pupils on roll aged 3-18 (King Edward VI School and Stroud - the Preparatory School of King Edward VI in Romsey)


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More about King Edward VI School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Wilton Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5UQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 23 8070 4561
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King Edward VI School is a leading HMC Independent day school for children aged 11 – 18. King Edward’s is a school with a long and distinguished history and it has been at the heart of Southampton for over 460 years. The School has occupied 4 differe...