Job Description

This is a high profile and key position within the The Royal School. The Head of Boarding will deliver an excellent experience for all boarders, whilst supporting the holistic nature of a boarding education. They will ensure that the environment is caring, safe and responsive to boarders’ needs and welfare.

Delivering the strategic direction for Boarding, and develop the provision – currently a full-time, flexi and weekly boarding being offered – setting a clear culture and identity for boarding at the school. The postholder needs to be committed to developing and expanding the boarding offering; this aspect will form a key part of this position.

This is a unique opportunity to develop and grow boarding provision at the school in line with the whole school vision and development plan, under the leadership of the new Headmaster. It will suit a candidate who has boundless amounts of energy, a clear vision for improvement, positivity and creativity, and who believes in a philosophy of continuous improvement.

The Royal School is a small, independent, co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 9 – 18. The school is academically ambitious for all its pupils and the size of the school ensures that every member of staff knows and cares for every pupil. The focus is on the whole child, seeking to develop their talents and sparking their intellectual curiosity. Our Future Ready philosophy for education aims to ensure pupils leave us prepared for life.

It is testament to our staff team and focus on finding the best in everyone that in 2022 The Royal School was shortlisted in the prestigious TES Schools Awards as Best Boarding School of the year and has been nominated as a finalist in the Muddy Stilettos Best Schools Award.

The school is part of United Learning which brings with its numerous opportunities for professional development, to share ideas and best practice, amongst our supportive network of 7,000 colleagues. The Royal School is a warm and friendly place to work.

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. All Applicants will be required to complete the United Learning online application form and a link is provided on this advert. CVs will not be accepted in place of United Learning’s application form.

The Royal School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the School to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.

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