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The Abbey School


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Role Managed by:

Diana Stewart-Brown

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6231

e: Diana.Stewart-Brown@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 26/09/2019

The Headship of The Abbey School is one of the most exceptional leadership roles in girls’ education.

With its 130-year history as a pioneer in educating women, consistently outstanding academic performance and vibrant co-curricular programmes, the Abbey combines impressive existing strengths with bold ambitions. The School has flourished under the highly successful leadership of Rachel Dent, who leaves to become Head of Harrow International School Beijing, and is now poised to embark on an exciting new phase in its evolution.

The Governing Council seeks a strategic and inspirational leader to further develop the Abbey as a community at the forefront of educational excellence. This is an amazing opportunity to shape the future of one of the UK’s pre-eminent girls’ schools, inspiring and empowering the next generation of female leaders.

Dynamic, warm and authentic, the successful candidate will possess the vision and strategic skills to lead a large, complex organisation with purpose and ambition. An outstanding communicator, the next Head will be a compelling ambassador for the Abbey, continuing to build the School’s profile on a local, national and international stage. Internally, the Head will inspire, motivate and develop a talented Executive Board, balancing business dimensions of successful 21st century headship with the educational vision to further enrich this vibrant learning community.

The Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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