Meadows School

Principal, Southborough, Kent

‘Believe in me’, and I will believe in you


Start date:                April or September 2020

Contract type:        Full Time

Salary:                        Commensurate with experience
Contract term:       Permanent

Meadows School is a non-maintained day and residential special school. It is situated in the town of Southborough, between the historic towns of Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells in Kent, and is part of the Barnardo’s organisation. Providing for young people between the ages of 7 to 19, this co-educational school has the potential to be even better and achieve Outstanding in Education and Care.

Meadows School is now seeking a new Principal to help us make that next leap forward. We are looking for someone who will feel comfortable in a vibrant learning environment with a supportive staff and governing body. Your aspirations for us will include keeping Meadows at the forefront of innovation. To do this job successfully you will need to have an engaging collegiate style, which will encourage all parts of the community to play their full part in the life of the school.

You will have a good understanding of current safeguarding agenda and understand mental health and wellbeing and social care issues. Operational experience, coupled with the ability to adapt is critical, as you will need to lend yourself to an array of activities, including fundraising, being on the national stage when and where necessary, and managing the competing priorities that exist between the school and Barnardo’s. Most of all, by building on the tremendous success  that has already been achieved,  your amazing talent will take Meadows to new heights and make our motto ‘Believe in Me’ an even greater reality.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact our advising consultant Michael Watson on 020 3137 7096 or 077 4227 4680

Visits: On request  Closing 31st January  Interviews: 27th & 28th February

Meadows School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

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