Head

Ref: 7326

Sheffield High School for Girls

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Role coordinated by:

Sylvie Lancaster

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7386

e: Sylvie.Lancaster@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Schools and Education Organisations

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 24/05/2024

Sheffield High School for Girls is one of the leading girls’ schools in the UK, offering over 750 pupils aged 4 to 18 an outstanding education that is bold, stimulating and relevant. As one of the pioneers of all-girls education in the UK, Sheffield Girls’ immerses pupils in a purposeful environment where learning is rigorous but fun, hard work is cool and innovation is constant. The school was proudly named The Sunday Times Independent School in the North 2023 and Independent Prep School of the Year 2023, reflecting its strong reputation for academic excellence, expert pastoral care, breadth of co-curricular opportunity and work within the local community. As a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), girls are enabled to “learn without limits” and have fun in their journey to becoming the next generation of female leaders.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to build on the successful leadership of Nina Gunson and deliver a vision to maintain Sheffield Girls’ position as a market leader offering a truly world-class education for girls. The postholder will work with the GDST to shape the future of a thriving school community that celebrates and nurtures its social and cultural diversity and to further establish its place as one of the leading independent schools in the North.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring leader with energy, ambition and strong interpersonal skills. Collaborative, creative and dynamic, the next Head of Sheffield Girls’ will be a highly visible leader, with the strength of intellect, charisma and gravitas to work well with pupils, staff and parents. A passionate believer in girls’ education, the ideal candidate will be a first-class ambassador for the Sheffield Girls’ community.  

The closing date for applications is 08:30am BST on Friday 24 May 2024.

Sheffield Girls’ 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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