St George's School
Location: Harpenden
Salary (£): Competitive
Closing Date: CLOSED
Start Date: September 2024

Role Managed by

Caroline Olsen
Head of Executive Search


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St George’s School, Harpenden seeks a new Headteacher to lead the school from September 2024, following the retirement of the current Headteacher, Miss Helen Barton.

Founded in 1906, St George’s has a long history with an outstanding reputation. It is a single academy, mixed ability secondary state boarding school for students aged 11 – 18 with approximately 1,400 students around 110 of which are boarders.

We seek a Headteacher who can balance being both a custodian of our track record, heritage and ethos and a changemaker to stay forward thinking and lead the school into a new season. St George’s is a non-denominational Christian school, the practice of which runs through the heart of the school and is essential to us culturally and formally.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for someone to take a high performing school and make their mark with a new season of thinking across its strategy, operations and estate. As a large, complex school we represent a rewarding challenge with plenty of scope to continue building on our long history of excellence.

We have intentionally restructured the board over the past couple of years to create a supportive and encouraging platform for this task.

The position comes with a generously proportioned four bedroom, detached, arts and crafts style home in a prime location a very short walk from the school, centre of town and Harpenden station. Harpenden is regularly voted as one of the best placed to live in the UK.

Thank you again for your interest in this wonderful school community and its energetic vision for the future.

We would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Caroline Olsen at Academicis on 01223 907979 or 07500889504 or via email at colsen@academicis.co.uk to have a confidential conversation and to find out more about this excellent opportunity.

St George’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced, with List Check Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

We are required to conduct online searches about all candidates as part of the selection and appointment process, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process