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Fury as a job advert for the role of principal at a private school says ‘Karens doesn’t need to apply’

Worcester’s £15,000 King’s Hawford School bizarrely says potential candidates must not be ‘pompous or arrogant’ after current headmistress Jennie Phillips suddenly quit

Worcester's £15,000 King's Hawford School bizarrely claims potential candidates don't have to be "pompous or arrogant".
The £15,000 King’s Hawford School in Worcester bizarrely states that potential candidates must not be “pompous or arrogant”.

Parents were furious at an ad for a principal at a male-dominated private school that effectively told applicants, “Karens doesn’t need to apply.”

The £15,000 King’s Hawford School in Worcester bizarrely states that potential candidates must not be “pompous or arrogant”.

The award-winning school, which has 220 students, launched the odd job ad after current principal Jennie Phillips suddenly quit.

Ms Phillips became the first woman to become headmistress in the prestigious primary school’s 500-year history when she was appointed last year.

Last month, she announced she was leaving at the end of the semester, shocking staff and parents alike.

An advertisement for the role of King’s Hawford principal published on the beBee website said: “We want a leader who is friendly to the community, who is not pompous or arrogant and who loves the company of people. “







The advert was criticized by some parents, who say the language used “effectively says ‘Karens doesn’t have to apply'”.
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The advert was criticized by some parents, who say the language used “effectively says ‘Karens doesn’t have to apply'”.

One mother said: “I think it goes without saying that a headmaster should not be pompous or arrogant in any school.

“Why on earth would you say that in a job ad? It’s condescending and, from my perspective and that of many other parents, effectively says that Karens doesn’t have to apply.”






The award-winning school, which has 220 students, launched the odd job ad after current principal Jennie Phillips suddenly quit

Another parent, who asked not to be named, added: “It was a real shock when Ms Phillips announced she was leaving with no reason given.

“I was confused by the wording of the ad, was the school trying to attack the previous leadership?

“It was a strange thing to say

The school wasn’t after a new principal.

“I can hardly imagine a job where being pompous or arrogant was considered a plus.”

The award-winning school is part of a foundation of three schools – King’s St Alban’s, King’s Hawford and King’s Worcester, which dates back to 1541.







The award-winning school is part of a foundation of three schools – King’s St Alban’s, King’s Hawford and King’s Worcester, which dates back to 1541
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Last April, King’s Worcester was slammed for starting a “Woke Club” aimed at rooting out “male toxic behavior”.

The school was also under investigation over allegations that teachers forced girls to kneel to measure their skirts.

The school declined to comment on the wording of Kings Hawford’s job advertisement.

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