Bute House is a truly special day school for girls aged between four and eleven. Opened in 1958, the school is situated in West London and educates around 320 pupils. The school aims to identify and foster every child’s ability and talents, encouraging each individual to be a self-motivated learner and confident communicator. Bute House seeks to inspire each girl to reach her personal best in a non-competitive environment, whilst providing a broad, rich curriculum which fosters a love of learning that goes beyond what is taught, within a happy, positive environment where self-discipline, respect, consideration for others and a sense of community are encouraged. Girls flourish and thrive within Bute House’s strong pastoral setting.
In 2021, Helen Lowe will be retiring from the role of Head after a highly successful tenure of nine years. The Governors now seek her successor who will build on the energy and warmth of the school and lead staff, pupils and parents into the next period of its history. It is vital that the next Head understands, and is passionate about, the non-competitive ethos of the school. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a school which exudes warmth, energy and a forward-thinking attitude.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic leader with the ability to inspire, challenge and support all staff and pupils in the school. This person must be passionate about girls’ education and demonstrate warmth and integrity. Potential candidates will ideally bring prior leadership and management experience within a school, with a lead role in curriculum development and planning. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills in a range of situations and the ability to work in partnerships with parents, Governors and the wider community.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An offer of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of statutory checks, including receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Bute House Preparatory School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference GABEB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 24th September 2020.