CN&CO Recruit is proud to partner Pridwin – one of South Africa’s leading primary educational institutions, which celebrates its centenary in 2023 – to find its next executive head.

Says Janet Fox van der Poel from CN&CO Recruit: “Pridwin is an exceptional school. As a stand-alone Johannesburg boys’ preparatory, it offers unique opportunities which, under the guidance of the right leader, will continue to add immense value to our educational landscape. My colleagues and I are delighted to play a role in finding such a leader.”

CN&CO Recruit specialises in educational and financial services roles and part of their fee is donated to educational organsiations whcih ensure sustainability of this vital part of society. Says founding partner Carel Nolte, “Apart from our extensive network and our passion for education, we also have a resposbility to contribute financially to the sector. With Pridwin’s ethos very much being one of benefitting society beyond its own borders, there is a strong values alignment.”

Full details of the role follows:

Executive Head Pridwin Preparatory School

The Pridwin Foundation seeks to appoint a new Executive Head to lead Pridwin Preparatory School with effect from January 2023 – our centenary year.

We are seeking a visionary leader with a passion for education and has demonstrated his or her dedication to the task of preparing Pridwin boys for the future.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding people leadership skills, ability to devise and implement strategy, and demonstrable commitment to transformation and diversity.
  • A relevant degree and SACE registration.
  • Relevant experience, including a minimum of 10 years’ teaching experience.
  • A proven senior leadership track record that demonstrates forward-thinking leadership and management skills.
  • Solid financial acumen.
  • A superior understanding of the key foundational skills required to deliver a preparatory school education of the highest quality that is relevant in both a global and an African context.
  • Outstanding technical educational skills with a future-focused outlook.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all stakeholders.
  • The ability to attract and retain exceptional teachers and to work with, develop and motivate the staff complement.
  • An understanding of the importance of community, outreach and sustainability, all of which are central to the Pridwin ethos.
  • The provision of an all-round education for our boys, which is relevant for the twenty-first century, incorporating academics, the arts and sports.
  • A deep commitment to transformation and diversity imperatives.
  • The ability to build and maintain a balanced and inclusive school community, recognising the power of diversity in a Christian school.
  • A focus and passion for the use of technology and its use in collaborative and multi-faceted learning.

Applicants are invited to send their CVs – and a covering letter – to CN&CO Recruit’s Carel Nolte carel@cnandco.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.