Assistant Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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Onslow St Audrey's SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 – L15, depending on experience and qualification
Contract term: Permanent

Deadline for applications: Monday 30th April 2018 12PM
Interviews: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May 2018


The governors of Onslow St Audrey’s are seeking to appoint to the Senior Leadership Team an Assistant Headteacher who is an outstanding practitioner and inspirational leader with ambition. We are looking for someone who wants to develop their leadership skills further in a highly supportive team with the aim to ensure that all our young people learn, contribute and thoroughly enjoy school life whilst driving and delivering school improvement and strong results.

We wish to appoint an outstanding teacher, well qualified for the senior leadership post with a proven track record of significantly raising pupil attainment, achievement and progress. We are seeking someone who is focused, resilient and good humoured, has extensive secondary school experience as well as demonstrable proven success in leading teams, raising standards and the using data effectively. Applicants should also possess excellent communication skills, be extremely motivated and have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Specific responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate. They will be expected to play a role in the strategic development of the school and will most likely lead on one or more of the following areas: curriculum,
teaching and learning, child protection and pastoral care, assessment, data and student progress, and student voice. The current post holder’s specific responsibilities include leading the pastoral team, behaviour, safeguarding, Child Protection and student welfare across the school. This area was rated as “Good” by Ofsted in February 2017.


Onslow St Audrey’s became an academy in January 2012 and the leadership team, staff and governors are completely focused on raising standards and providing an exemplary level of care and nurturing for its students. The position
offers an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant academy and play a key role in our quest for excellence. This is a small, thriving, multicultural, friendly and supportive environment in which to work. We are a member of a post-16 Consortium of five local secondary schools.

Hatfield is easily accessible by road and rail services. The school is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Hatfield main line station, and is within easy access to all major road networks.

The academy is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.


For a job description, person specification and further details of how to apply, please see the school website or telephone Mrs Millhouse, Headteacher’s PA, on 01707 264228 or email:

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More about Onslow St Audrey's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Old Rectory Drive, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1707 264228
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