Appointment Details

Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools

Job Title: Executive Head

Job Reference:NACASB2

Closing Date: Thursday 19 Sep 2019

Closing Date: Noon, Thursday 19th September

Created in 2008, the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools educates 2,800 students in Lewisham and comprises Prendergast School, Prendergast Vale School and Prendergast Ladywell School. The group is a hard federation made up of both voluntary aided and foundation schools and, as such, benefit from being more autonomous than other groups. The Federation enjoys a close relationship with The Leathersellers’ Company which dates back to the 15th Century. Six of the Federations’ 21 Governors are appointed by the Company.

The Governing Body are looking to appoint an outstanding Executive Head who will build on the excellent work done to date by David Sheppard. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Federation into its next stage. Progress has been made in ensuring greater consistency across the Schools and, in the coming years, this will need to be continued to meet future local and national challenges. Candidates will need to be a strong strategic leader capable of embedding continuous improvement and positive change by working closely with the senior leadership team and other external stakeholders.

Ideal candidates will have Headship experience with a proven track record in school improvement and the leadership and management skills to inspire and mentor a strong team. Candidates will need to build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and to be an influence within the local and national education arenas.

The successful candidate will be supported by an effective Governing Board and an experienced senior leadership team.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference NACASB2. Alternatively email or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon, Thursday 19th September.


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