Headteacher

Ref: 5082

Kingsley School Bideford

UK

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Role Managed by:

Lisa Whitehouse

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6259

e: Lisa.Whitehouse@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 13/05/2021

Kingsley School Bideford is a co-educational independent day and boarding school set on a 25-acre site in the beautiful North Devon countryside.  Part of KSI Education, Kingsley School educates 288 pupils aged 3 to 18 and is committed to discovering, nurturing and celebrating the talents and achievements of all pupils in a vibrant, friendly and inclusive family school environment.

KSI Education now seeks an outstanding leader and educationalist to guide Kingsley School Bideford as it enters the next exciting phase of its evolution.  The next Headteacher will play a critical role in the ambitious development of the School’s Earth Centre, a world-first environmental sustainability and climate action focused programme of study.  In parallel, s/he will grow the pupil roll at Kingsley School, with a particular focus on boarding, and will continue to support the development of an already committed staff body.  

The appointee will be a visionary and strategic leader.  S/he will possess the warmth, gravitas and people skills to develop Kingsley School at the forefront of KSI Education’s ambitions to become a global leader in sustainable education.  A compelling communicator and an outstanding pedagogical leader, s/he will possess strong stakeholder management skills, commercial acumen and the strength of character to inspire pupils, staff and the wider community at Kingsley School. An understanding of the imperatives of external engagement in a competitive market is important, as is a genuine resonance with holistic education and boarding.

Kingsley School Bideford and KSI Education are 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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