Assistant Headteacher - Director of Alban Federation, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Sandringham SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12 (or higher for experienced applicant)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are recruiting for the position of Director of Alban Federation to commence January 2020. This is an exceptional career progression opportunity for someone to take on a senior position running teacher training provision for the Alban Federation, based at Sandringham School, St. Albans.

The Alban Federation is an Awarding Body for Initial Teacher Training and delivers high-quality training to around 60 candidates each year, across both secondary and primary phases. Graded Outstanding by Ofsted, we pride ourselves on training adults to become amazing teachers who can then experience an outstanding career in education.

The Federation has been led for the past 7 years by Mark Nicholls, who has moved to deputy headship at Sandringham resulting in this vacancy. The person appointed will lead a team of professional mentors in each of our 22+ provider schools and work closely with Sue Simmons who leads the administrative aspect of the federation. The role of the director will be to provide strategic direction as well as leadership of activities throughout the year, to ensure that the trainees receive the highest-quality training possible and at the end of the year gain QTS. The director of the federation will work closely with senior staff at the provider schools, including the headteachers, and also develop close links with the training arm of the DfE.

We are looking to appoint someone who loves teaching and education, has great personal qualities to help motivate and inspire the next generation of teachers, and who can operate at a strategic level working with headteachers and other senior leaders to deliver outstanding outcomes. You will be based at Sandringham School in the training suite area and share facilities with the Alban Teaching School Alliance.

If you are interested in such a career progression and joining a highly professional organisation that pushes the boundaries of what is possible, we would love to hear from you.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from or  Applications should be sent to: Kate Ward, HR Officer, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX, Tel 01727 799560. Email 

Closing date:   Monday 23rd September 2019 – 9.00 .a.m. (We prefer electronic submissions) Please use the school application form or TES quick apply.

You can learn more about the Alban Federation by visiting the website at If you would like to view the school before applying, please contact Mrs. Lesley Dunkley, P.A. to the Headteacher.

Sandringham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references. We are strongly committed to promoting equality of opportunity and the elimination of unlawful discrimination.  Please note that this post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

More about Sandringham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: The Ridgeway, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 9NX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1727 799560
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