Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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Monksmead SchoolHertfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15 – L21 (£56,684 - £65,513)
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader who is ready to embark on a fresh new challenge. Easily accessible with great transport links, Borehamwood is perfectly located for job seekers from Herts, Beds, Bucks and Outer London.

Monksmead  School, Borehamwood is an oversubscribed, inclusive community school for 2 to 11 year olds with 290 children on roll.  When last inspected in March 2017 the school was judged “good” by Ofsted.

To get a flavour of Monksmead and hear what our children like most about their school please take time to watch our video. Click on the link to view: https://youtu.be/Vh7uksXf10c

Borehamwood is a rapidly growing town with varied demographic.  We are very proud of our reputation within the local community. We have a strong team of staff who support each other; happy children who are well behaved, feel stimulated, safe at school and enjoy their learning; supportive parents and an active PTA.  Our extra-curricular activities are enjoyed by all and we are particularly successful at sport! We are privileged to have nurture rooms to support our children, some of whom come from challenging backgrounds.  Our school’s greatest strength is its nurturing nature where children are happy, safe and secure in their learning. 

A new chapter in our school's journey: Our current Headteacher is moving on to pastures new and we are looking for an outward thinking, truly outstanding individual with vision, drive, passion and a caring nature, to bring fresh ideas and develop further our school, children and staff. The successful candidate will lead with strength and confidence and be able to negotiate and influence the outcomes that the school faces on its journey to achieve continuous improvement and outstanding results.

In return we offer you:

  • A strong, skilled, collaborative, and highly motivated team
  • A strong, supportive and skilled governing body
  • Wonderfully behaved and settled children who love to learn
  • Commitment to support your development


We welcome the opportunity to show you our wonderful school, meet our great children and amazing team.  Please call Linda O’Neill on 020 8953 3328 to arrange a suitable time to visit.

For application queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01438 845785.

Key dates for your diary

The closing date for applications is 11pm Wednesday 7th March 2018
Shortlisting date is Monday 12th March 2018
Interview date is Wednesday 21st March 2018 

Monksmead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com

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More about Monksmead School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1HL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 89533328
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Monksmead Primary school is a one form entry primary school situated in a residential area of Borehamwood.  The second most oversubscribed school in Hertfordshire, the school is also known locally for its good SATS performance regularly out...