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Head – St Helen’s School, Northwood



Following the retirement of Dr Mary Short after eight years of inspiring and visionary leadership, the Governors of St Helen’s School are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to take on the leadership of this successful school.

GSA | day school | 3 – 18

A leading independent girls’ day school, St Helen’s is situated at the heart of Northwood in North London and provides an outstanding education for over 1100 girls aged three to eighteen.

The new Head will be forward-thinking and innovative, continuing to develop a vision for St Helen’s future that will enable its pupils to excel academically and to fulfil their all-round potential.  The successful candidate will be an inspirational leader and communicator, academically ambitious and with a commitment to single-sex education and the welfare of the girls at St Helen’s.  They will take over a financially strong school that continues to invest significant resources into the development of the School.

Interested candidates are invited to contact RSAcademics for a confidential discussion with one of the consultants handling this appointment. These are:

Sarah Evans – 0121 449 4536 / 07703 603996

Caroline Stephens – – 01273 774615 / 07885 561980

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10.00am on Thursday 25th October.

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email to RSAcademics together with a short covering letter, addressed to the Chair of Council, Ms Suzi Woolfson, which explains their motivation for applying. There is no need to submit a CV.

Please email these two documents, as PDF files, to Jonathan Barnes at:

St Helen’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be prepared to undergo child protection screen appropriate to the post, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The school is an equal opportunities employer.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 25 October 2018 10am
  • Preliminary interviews in London 01 November 2018 -02 November 2018
  • Long list interviews 26 November 2018 -27 November 2018
  • Short list interviews 03 December 2018 -04 December 2018