Innovation through adaptation
The education sector has time and again demonstrated tremendous heart, resilience, and adaptability over the last couple of years. Circumstances have necessitated great flexibility by educators and pupils alike, and we have seen senior leaders transform these challenges into opportunities for the sector to learn, push boundaries, and evolve.
Moving forwards, schools and educational organisations will continue to explore and innovate in areas such as digital learning, pastoral care and well-being, and new approaches to pupil attainment. Forward-thinking senior teams collaborating in close partnership with supportive, invested Boards will be key to continuing to expand educational horizons.
Specialist leadership advisors to:
- Independent schools
- Multi-academy trusts
- International schools
- Special schools & SEND organisations
- Education charities
- Education regulators
Advisors for the recruitment of:
- Heads, CEOs and Principals
- Bursars and Directors of Finance and Operations
- Chairs and Governors
- Other C-Suite Management
- Deputy Heads and Heads of Junior/Prep School
- Specialist Programme Directors
- and more…
Education is a thriving cornerstone of our firm, and we have advised on leadership appointments in the schools sector for over two decades. Our model emphasises working in close partnership with our clients, and we take exceptional care to ensure we understand each organisation’s needs, ambitions, and culture from the outset.
We invest time into getting to know your organisation so that we can advocate thoughtfully and intelligently for you in the marketplace, attracting high-quality candidates who align with your mission and values. Our team is dedicated to guiding you through a clear, effective, and collaborative process to appoint the right candidate for you.
Bringing forward passionate and diverse Board Leaders
Governor and Trustee appointments require a thoughtful, personalised approach to identify qualified senior leaders whose values and leadership style mesh with the ethos of the school and are cohesive with that of the Board and Senior Leadership Team. It is essential that each prospective Chair, Governor, or Trustee is approached by a well-informed advisor who thoroughly understands the Board and the organisation. Through our dedicated board practice, Saxton Bampfylde appoints over 250 Chair and non-executive roles every year. Our networks give us broad cross-sector reach to identify individuals passionate about education with the skillset to support your organisation’s ambitions.
Stepping Forward – A New Horizon in Education
The focus of our latest Schools edition of CANVAS is ‘Stepping Forward’, looking beyond the pandemic, reflecting on lessons learned, and thinking about what lies ahead for the education sector.
St George's Edinburgh
Queen Anne's School
Laidlaw Schools Trust
Aylesbury High School
Downe House School
Royal National Children's SpringBoard Foundation
Academies Enterprise Trust
Lady Eleanor Holles School
Meet our team
Aylesbury High School has appointed its new Headteacher, Marieke Forster, following a rigorous recruitment process assisted by Saxton Bampfylde. The school announced there was a very strong field but said it was the ‘unanimous decisionFind out more
The governors of St Aloysius’ College have announced that Patrick Doyle has been appointed as Head of the College. He will take up his post at the beginning of the new academic year or earlierFind out more
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