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Head of Boarding

St Leonards School , Fife

Vacancy details

Please apply before 09/01/2020 at 6:00 pm

St Leonards School, St Andrews, KY16 9QJ

Gillian Morgan
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01334 460501

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Vacancy Description / Summary

St Leonards School is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and inspirational Head of Boarding/Deputy Head with responsibility for boarding to lead the continued growth and development of boarding at St Leonards. This is a whole-school deputy head level post and the Deputy Head (boarding) will be a member of the Executive leadership team.
The current members of the Executive team are the Deputy Head (well-being), Deputy Head (teaching and learning), the Acting Head of the Junior School, the Chief Operating Officer and the Head of External Relations.
The position will involve a reduced timetable (approximately 0.2-0.3FTE). No particular subject specialism is required although a background in boarding is essential. There is no particular requirement for the successful candidate to have a specialism in either prep school or secondary level boarding. Experience of both, however, would be desirable.
The successful candidate is expected to have extensive boarding experience, either as a Housemaster or Housemistress, and will be an articulate and outgoing supporter of the benefits of boarding, with a clear notion of what makes for an excellent boarding experience for boarders of any age.
This is an exciting opportunity to match a school wide approach to learning, which emphasises curiosity, independence, reflection and a love of learning, with boarding life. We are keen also to inspire day pupils to consider boarding at some point in their school career.
The Deputy Head (boarding) will be required to live in newly refurbished family accommodation on the school site, which will be available from April 2021. In the interim period, the Head of Boarding will be provided with family accommodation close to the school site.
The Deputy Head (boarding) will line-manage the Housemasters and Housemistresses and the team of
residential and non-residential house tutors.
The successful candidate is expected to start in post from August 2020 onwards.


About the School

In the heart of the famous university town of St Andrews, St Leonards offers day and boarding education for 5-18 year old boys and girls, combining academic achievement with a friendly atmosphere.

Students have the chance to learn, work and play in a seaside setting, feeding off the buzz that comes from being in a renowned university town. Students thrive on well-established links with the University making the most of opportunities in drama, sport, music, art and our elite golf programme.

The only school in Scotland to concentrate 100% on the International Baccalaureate Diploma in the Sixth Form means that the enriching spirit of the IB enables students to develop and step into the world with confidence and maturity.