Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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St Adrian's Catholic Primary SchoolHertfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Due to the retirement of our long serving, highly regarded headteacher, the governors are looking to appoint an inspirational leader, who is a committed practising Catholic, to continue the school’s aspiration and journey from good to outstanding. To achieve this strategic vision, within the strong Catholic identity and ethos of the school, candidates will need a real desire to build upon the school’s many successes and enhance all aspects of school life, through strong partnerships with the governing body and all other stakeholders.

St Adrian’s learning environment will offer you:

  • Pupils who are enthusiastic and resilient learners who display outstanding behaviour
  • A terrific teaching team and governing body, with a shared commitment to pupil excellence.
  • Overwhelmingly supportive parents

If you believe you have the passion, vision and qualities to be our headteacher, then we welcome your interest in this great opportunity and encourage you to visit us, to experience what our school can offer you. For visits to the school please contact Mrs Janet Flint, in the school office on 01727 852687.

All applications should be made online via the Teach in Herts website.

Closing Date for applications: 4pm Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Shortlisting: Friday 2nd February 2018.

Interviews: Thursday February 8th 2018.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All our appointments are subject to safer recruitment practice and to satisfactory DBS certification and references

St. Adrian's is an oversubscribed one form entry Roman Catholic school on the south side of St Albans. We are supported by experienced and active governors and parents who are engaged in their children's learning. Working together we are committed to high standards of achievement and continuous improvement whilst creatively trying to maintain our work/life balance! We have delightful children and a very happy working environment.

Our last OFSTED inspection (October 2016) identified that:

  • Governors are committed to and ambitious for the future of the school. They provide highly effective support and appropriate challenge to school leaders.
  • Staff morale is high, resulting in a shared drive and vision that ensures that pupils achieve well from their different starting points.
  • Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong. As a result, pupils enjoy school, take more risks in their learning, and work hard to succeed.
  • The school has excellent relationships with parents, who feel very well informed and are overwhelmingly supportive.
  • The behaviour of pupils in lessons and around the school is exemplary. The school is a calm and orderly environment where pupils work and play harmoniously together.

St Adrian's Catholic school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be DBS checked.

For more information and to apply for this position, please contact Teach in Herts either via email: leadership.recruitment@hertsforlearning or by visiting their website http://www.teachinherts.com

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More about St Adrian's Catholic Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Watling View, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 2PB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1727 852687
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