APPOINTED - Headteacher

APPOINTED - Headteacher - Surrey

£Competitive to attract the right candidate - Anglican - Head/Principal
Ref: 49 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Jan 2021
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Headteacher

Location: Guildford Town, Surrey
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2017

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The Governing Body, parents and children of this happy and welcoming school community are seeking to appoint a dedicated Headteacher who will lead the school into the next chapter of its long and successful story.

Although located in the heart of Guildford town with spectacular views, St Nicolas’ has many traits of a village school with its warm and tight-knit relationship with the local community.  The school has been faithfully serving this local community since 1852 and enjoys strong links with St Nicolas’ parish church in the nearby town centre.

In 2018, St Nicolas’ plans to become an Academy, joining The Good Shepherd Trust within the Guildford Diocese, representing a new and exciting phase in its development. Solid finances, well-ordered school buildings, combined with the outstanding pastoral and professional support coming from the diocese – this all represents a genuine platform for continued future success.

You will be working with happy, friendly children who are eager to learn; well-motivated, compassionate staff who work hard to deliver an education which is ‘bringing learning to life’; and dedicated governors committed to ensuring the school continues to progress.

If you are ambitious and enthusiastic, with previous leadership experience as a Key Stage Leader, Assistant Head or Deputy, then we would love to hear from you. 

Closing date: Sunday 19 February at Midnight
Shortlisting: Tuesday 21 February
Interviews: Wednesday 1 March (One Day)

In the first instance please call Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence on 07961 375 759 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.



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Jacqui Feely, Chair at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield

"Could we afford it? My belief, as Chair was that we couldn’t afford not to. Our pupils deserved and needed strong school leaders to be found and drawn to apply. Our success was down to using Emmaus and definitely money well spent."

Carry Lynott - Chair of Governors, Our Lady and St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, Bradford

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The Rt Rev Nick Baines - Anglican Bishop of Leeds

"I want to thank everyone at Emmaus for your support in recruiting our new Headteacher. You ensured that we were able to ‘cast a wide net’ and have a number of high quality applications to shortlist from. It was a great outcome for us and one I do not think we would have achieved on our own. We will be sure to be in contact again."

Dave Cobb - School Business & Development Manager, Saint Cecilia's CE School, London

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge and the resulting candidate pool produced for both appointments. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

Annie Sutton - Executive Principal, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

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Peter Giorgio, Director of Education, Nottingham Diocese

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Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford

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Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford

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