Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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Ridgeway AcademyHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Between £80,642 and £93,243
Contract term: Permanent

Ridgeway Academy opened on 1st September 2018 as part of the Alban Academies Trust. Our highly-experienced Headteacher, Jed Whelan, has been instrumental in establishing the new academy and securing a significant rise in popularity. However, he is now retiring which means this unique position has become available. The post is an exciting opportunity to join a school on its journey to greatness working with the Alban Academies Trust.

The Governors wish to appoint a creative, ambitious and energetic Headteacher with a deep commitment to developing an outstanding learning environment for all. Our over-arching vision is “Everybody can achieve” with the aim of striving for excellence in all we do.

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to lead a new school with the full support of the Alban Academies Trust
  • Outstanding professional development and future career opportunities
  • A school with a significant increase in popularity and a very supportive community
  • Key leadership role within the Trust contributing to its growth and success
  • Experience of a collaborative approach to educational delivery with sharing of resources across the trust.


If you are interested in leading our school we would love to hear from you. The application pack can be obtained from www.albanacademiestrust.org.uk or direct from Helen Smith, PA to the Headteacher via smithh@albanacademiestrust.org.uk

Tours of the School: 15th and 17th January 2019 (9.00 – 10.30 am) with Alan Gray, Trust CEO

To arrange a tour please contact:

Helen Smith: smithh@albanacademiestrust.org.uk 01707 351350

Closing date:                   Monday 21st January 2019 (10.00am)
Short-listing:                    w/c 21st January 2019
Interviews:                       6th and 7th February 2019

Please contact Helen Smith, PA to Headteacher, by email (above) or telephone on 01707 351350 if you have any questions. The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

'Everybody can achieve'

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

We are an inclusive comprehensive Academy totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service,satisfactory references and medical clearance.

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More about Ridgeway Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 2AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1707 351350