Head of School

Ref: 5213

Stratford Hall

Vancouver, British Columbia

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Role Managed by:

Thomas Andrews

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6248

e: Thomas.Andrews@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 23/08/2021

Stratford Hall acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Stratford Hall is a young, ambitious school with a distinctive mission, strong community identity, progressive values, and deep commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Based in the vibrant heart of East Vancouver, the School is a co-educational independent day school for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Through the continuum of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes, the School provides a level of individual challenge and academic rigour beyond the norm. 

Stratford Hall has a tradition of breaking with tradition: because a child needs more than tradition to meet the challenges of the world they will inherit. A strong sense of family and community characterises Stratford Hall and the School is united by a belief that a diverse, inclusive community is the richest learning environment for young people.

The Board of Governors is now seeking an inspirational educational leader who will bring a dynamic and imaginative style with an authentic commitment to Stratford Hall’s mission and vision. The appointed candidate will possess a track record of successful educational leadership experience and be an excellent communicator able to articulate Stratford Hall’s distinctive identity. They will possess a strong understanding of the business elements of leading an independent school and the importance of fundraising and financial sustainability to a school’s long-term success. They will also have a strong personal resonance with, and commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), anti-racism, and decolonization. Demonstrable experience in these areas will be an asset.

Warm and authentic with outstanding emotional intelligence, our next Head of School will place an emphasis on integrity and progressive values, along with a leadership style that balances consultation with decisive action. An understanding of the IB with the skills and expertise to lead Stratford Hall in the pursuit of excellence as an IB school will be desirable

Stratford Hall guarantees that all employment candidates will have their application considered in a manner that is respectful of individual values and beliefs, free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, colour, nationality, religion, gender, age, familial status, and/or disability as we hire on the merits of skill, qualifications, experience, and fit for the program. We are committed to a safe, healthy and rewarding work environment, and will not tolerate discriminatory harassment or personal harassment in any interactions connected to work with Stratford Hall.

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