Schools

Our Schools Practice forms an integral part of our wider Education Team. We have advised on hundreds of leadership appointments for leading independent schools across the UK and worldwide.

Overview

Education is a key and thriving cornerstone of our business. From educational groups and academy trusts through to individual schools, we have worked with a vast range of educational institutions. Our team are recognised as leaders in school related recruitment, having been active in the sector for over 15 years. Our clients include some of the most prestigious organisations in the UK and internationally, as well as smaller but no less important organisations across the commercial, not for profit and educational sectors.

Working with schools and related education groups requires a particular type of service. It is critical to ensure we understand our client from the outset, both those with whom we are working closely, but also the wider community. We therefore invest significant consultant time in our briefings, and in ensuring that throughout the process we are on hand to help guide the process to a successful outcome. There are a wide range of factors that can derail a process, and we are there at every step of the process to ensure things run smoothly and successfully.

In the past two years we have advised on over 30 Heads and Principals, and over 15 Bursars and other senior management positions across our schools sector

Jenny Dwyer

Consulting Team

Jenny joined Saxton Bampfylde's schools practice in September 2018. Jenny brings 30 years of working in education, having spent the last twelve years in Dorset, as Head of Sherborne Girls, a full boarding school. She began her career at Benenden teaching mathematics and running a Boarding House. She moved to Queen Anne's in Caversham as Pastoral Deputy and then became Headmistress of Prior's Field School, a day and boarding school, in Godalming, Surrey. Jenny has been on Governing body of a number of independent prep and senior schools as well as a local multi academy trust, and has been a team inspector for ISI for a number of years.

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Alice Brent-Smith

Consulting Team

Alice joined Saxton Bampfylde initially as a researcher, specialising in education searches as well as working with a range of public and private-sector clients. Alice has been an Associate Consultant since 2014, first working in our Regulation Practice before moving into our Education Practice. She has worked a range of appointments including Chelsea Academy and St Malachy’s College, Belfast. Alice studied Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh.

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Jo Ogilvy

Consulting Team

Jo Ogilvy joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2003, and since that time has been part of our education practice, with a particular focus on school appointments and those in organisations which have children and young people at their heart. She has led on a number of assignments over recent years, including our work on the appointments of the bursars for Bradfield College, Bloxham and Eltham College. Jo’s work with other children-centric organisations, across the education, not for profit and commercial sectors includes Ofsted, ACS International and The Children’s Society. Jo was, until recently, a Governor of Bruton School for Girls and before that was a Governor of Burlington Danes Academy. She has a degree in Classics from Oxford University.

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David Munns

Consulting Team

David has led the firm’s Finance Practice since 2012.  He has led over fifty CFO, Audit Committee Chair and direct reports to the CFO searches in the commercial, public and charity sectors.   Our Finance Practice is a market leader in University CFO/FD and school/college bursar searches. David also specialises in Chair and CEO searches in the education sector for commercial and not for profit sectors. Before joining Saxton Bampfylde David was CFO of three organisations: the Financial Times Publishing Group, Rocco Forte Hotels and Kaplan Europe.   He was also a non executive director of Colliers CRE plc.   He read Law at UCL, has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a chartered accountant.

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Stephen Bampfylde

Consulting Team

Stephen is co-founder and Chairman of Saxton Bampfylde. He began his career working for IBM and Whitehall, where he spent nearly 10 years before moving into top level executive search. For 27 years he has been involved in the recruitment of executives to senior positions across all sectors. He helped establish the worldwide professional association AESC in Europe and was its international director for a number of years. Outside executive search, he has been involved with the advisory boards of the Business Schools at Cambridge and City Universities, is a Trustee of the Yvonne Arnaud theatre, and is former Chairman of the Guildford Cathedral Council. Stephen read Economics at Jesus College, Cambridge and studied corporate finance at London Business School..

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Trent College and the Elms

Chair

Closing date:
Wednesday 17 Apr 2019

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Norwich School

Bursar

Closing date:
Thursday 11 Apr 2019

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Haberdashers' Aske's Federation

Executive Principal, Hatcham College

Closing date:
Wednesday 27 Mar 2019

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Leathersellers' Federation of Schools

Executive Head

Closing date:
Monday 25 Mar 2019

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Schools – Spring 2019