Appointment Details

The Grey Coat Hospital

Job Title: Headteacher

Job Reference:GAGADA

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019

Founded in 1698, the Grey Coat Hospital, an academy, is a Church of England comprehensive school for girls aged 11 to 18 with a school roll of 1078 pupils, including a co-educational sixth form of 264 students. The school is housed in impressive, well-maintained buildings across two sites in Westminster. The achievement of students is superb, and the school has a strong community that supports students and creates a dynamic environment. The aim of The Grey Coat Hospital is “to enable students to take charge of their learning, make decisions based on Christian values, live in the world as independent women and men and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century”.

The governors are now seeking an outstanding Headteacher to maintain the school’s values, to develop the strategic approach for the school to reach ever higher achievement in the context of the financial and other challenges facing the secondary state sector and to bring a distinct, personal style to the Headship of this unique school. The Headteacher will provide professional leadership for the School to secure its success and improvement whilst ensuring that the values of the school are clear to all staff and students.

Candidates will have a successful track record of leadership and teaching across the secondary age range. An impactful personal style will be critical as well adaptability and enthusiasm. NPQH is desirable, as is an empathy with the Church ethos of the school. This is a great opportunity to lead a very successful school and to ensure that every student has the chance to be challenged, to achieve and to learn in a reflective and creative atmosphere.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Grey Coat Hospital on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference GAGADA. Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

The governors and al school staff recognise that children have a fundamental right to learn in a safe environment and to be protected from harm. To this end, governors and school staff will be committed to ensuring that all members of the school community, including volunteers, are aware of school procedures and their responsibilities in this area.


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