Head of Junior School

Ref: 5536

Bedford Modern School

Bedford, UK

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Role Managed by:

Jacob Crossley

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6206

e: Jacob.Crossley@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 27/01/2022

Bedford Modern Junior School is a thriving co-educational independent day school for 245 boys and girls aged 7-11. Part of Bedford Modern School (BMS), the Junior School occupies a purpose-built site situated at the edge of a 40-acre wooded setting with spectacular views over Bedford. The School provides a caring and supportive environment where children enjoy excellent, enthusiastic teaching in first class surroundings. Part of the Harpur Trust, one of the UK’s largest charities, BMS blends a rich heritage with a 21st century educational experience which inspires young minds and develops well-rounded individuals able to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Following the announcement that the Head, Mrs Joanna Rex, will retire from teaching after 30 years of exceptional service to the School, we seek an outstanding leader - for January 2023 - to build on a strong platform of success and deliver an innovative educational vision for the future of the Junior School.

Collaborative, creative and dynamic, our new Head will inspire pupils, parents and staff to achieve the highest standards of educational and pastoral excellence. They will combine an evidenced track record of successful senior leadership experience, developed in the independent or state sector, with effective management skills and the capacity to work collegially as part of a wider organisation. A genuine resonance with our distinctive ethos is essential, as is a proactive willingness to embrace the many benefits of being part of the Harpur Trust.

To download the appointment details for this role, and to apply please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 5536. The deadline for applications is 08:30 GMT on Thursday 27 January 2022.   

Bedford Modern Junior School 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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