Head of Junior School

Bedford Modern Junior School is a thriving co-educational independent day school for 250 children aged 7-11. Part of Bedford Modern School (BMS), the Junior School occupies a purpose-built site situated at the edge of a 40-acre wooded setting with spectacular views over Bedford. The School provides a caring and supportive environment where children enjoy excellent, enthusiastic teaching in first class surroundings. Part of the Harpur Trust, one of the UK’s largest charities, BMS blends a rich heritage with a 21st century educational experience which inspires young minds and develops well-rounded individuals able to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Following the announcement that the Head, Mrs Joanna Rex, will retire from teaching after 30 years of exceptional service to the School, we seek an outstanding leader to build on a strong platform of success and deliver an innovative educational vision for the future of the Junior School.

Collaborative, creative and dynamic, our new Head will inspire students, parents and staff to achieve the highest standards of educational and pastoral excellence. They will combine an evidenced track record of successful senior leadership experience, developed in the independent or state sector, with effective management skills and the capacity to work collegially as part of a wider organisation. A genuine resonance with our distinctive ethos is essential, as is a proactive willingness to embrace the many benefits of being part of the Harpur Trust.

In return we can offer a competitive remuneration package including significant fee remission, private healthcare and membership of Teachers Pension Scheme.

To download the appointment details for this role, and to apply please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 5536/1.