Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5), Hertfordshire

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Roundwood Park SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Scale 12-16
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher (Key Stage 5) Salary scale: L12-16 Roundwood Park is a high achieving 11-18 school in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.  The school carries an Outstanding rating from Ofsted and enjoys an excellent reputation, both locally and nationally.  We have a large and expanding Sixth Form. The successful candidate will implement the vision, ethos and culture of the Sixth Form at RPS.  They will be accountable for teaching and learning, for maintaining high academic standards and for inspiring students to fully achieve their potential.  As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the AHT(KS5) will also join in the leadership and management of all SLT shared responsibilities. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • A potential for deputy headship and/ or headship
  • A proven ability to lead and influence other staff
  • Drive, determination, and relentless focus on outcomes
  • Professional leadership and management which promotes high quality learning throughout the school, to enhance our culture of high expectations and aspiration for all


Visits are very much encouraged before you apply.  If you would like to visit, please contact Janet Wallis, PA to the Headteacher, on 01582 765344 ext 254. Please take particular note of the following instructions in respect of the application process:

  • Your application should comprise a completed Application Form, either using the on-line form and process provided by the web recruitment platform where you see this advert, or a Word document template (from the school website Vacancies page), together with a letter or personal statement addressed to Alan Henshall, Headteacher, of no more than two sides of A4, explaining how you meet the requirements for this role
  • If you use the Word template, your application should be submitted electronically to Ian Stowe, HR Manager, at


We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare and an equal opportunities employer.  We will need to obtain references in advance of interview for any candidate short-listed, and all job offers are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

Closing date: 27/03/2020 09:00:00
Interview date: 31st Mar 2020

Roundwood Park is a forward-looking and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1,250 students on roll.  As a school graded Outstanding by OFSTED, we were one of the first schools in the county to convert to Academy Status in 2011. Roundwood Park is a school with a strong reputation as an innovative and exciting place in which to learn and to teach. We have particular expertise in Languages, Maths and Computing.  We are a place where traditional values of smart appearance, excellent behaviour and acting with integrity mingle with modern learning and high academic standards.  Our clear definition of the characteristics of the Roundwood Park leaver as a happy young adult who is not only well-qualified, but also a well-rounded individual, means that students leave us with optimism, self-confidence and a desire to change the world for the better.  The key to our success lies in our ‘Aspire’ programme, which builds on the many years of experience of teaching students from Harpenden and its surrounding villages. ‘Aspire’ develops learning habits which, in addition to knowledge, allow our students to become resilient, resourceful and creative as they develop as learners. They develop these habits not only in their lessons but in the many extra-curricular opportunities, sporting and musical events and on trips and visits within the UK or abroad which we offer.    We have also cemented our close working relationship with our Outstanding partners at neighbouring Sir John Lawes and St George’s schools by forming a Trust together which incorporates the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research. The three schools are working together to build the Katherine Warington school in Harpenden which will join our Trust.  We are also proud to be members of the Alban Teaching School Alliance and we work closely with our neighbouring schools in St Albans and Harpenden via the St Albans and Harpenden Secondary School Headteachers group (STASSH). The students and staff of Roundwood Park always offer a warm welcome to visitors and there is always so much going on. Why not visit us to experience LIFE at Roundwood Park for yourself? We are confident that you will be inspired by what you see.  Alan Henshall Headteacher 

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More about Roundwood Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roundwood Park, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1582 765344
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