Assistant Headteacher, ST. ALBANS

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Sandringham SchoolST. ALBANS

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12-L16
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A significant career opportunity has become available at Sandringham School, a high performing and extremely popular Outstanding School situated in the picturesque city of Saint Albans, conveniently located just 20 minutes by train from London.

We are seeking to appoint at least one, but probably two new Assistant Headteachers to join the leadership team at Sandringham and work with the staff at the school in the task of taking the school on to even greater achievement. We are looking for someone who is ambitious and eventually wants to lead a school of their own in the future.

Over the years we have developed a national reputation for innovation and creativity, with an amazing culture where staff can experiment and push the boundaries of learning so that students not only excel academically but also leave as extremely well-balanced and confident young adults. We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality outcomes across the curriculum. Significant work is done to promote the STEM subjects and we also place a strong emphasis on the Arts. Sandringham also co-runs the local Teaching School Alliance and operates as an Accredited Initial Teacher Training Provider for the area. This year we have also taken on the role as a lead Research School for this area.

Our mission statement is simple – ‘Everybody can be Somebody’. Visitors always comment on the wonderful learning atmosphere at the school; we are a heavily oversubscribed, high-achieving school with a reputation for academic excellence. The school is consistently judged as one of the 100 top performing non-selective schools in the country and is graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Since converting to academy status in 2011 over £8m of capital investment has been invested to create a very powerful learning environment with more development planned in the future.

The successful candidate must have:

· an expert knowledge about the process of learning

· excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

· the ability to make a difference and to desire to become a deputy headteacher within 3 – 5 years.

Precise responsibilities will be negotiated upon appointment, however we are keen to hear from candidates who are interested and able to lead or support in the leadership of e-learning, standards and performance, teaching and learning, CPD or pastoral care. Flexibility will be an important criteria for selection.

Applications should be sent to Lesley Dunkley, P.A. to the Headteacher at Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St. Albans, Herts. AL4 9NX. Telephone: 01727 799560. E-mail You can learn more about the school by visiting our web site at

Closing date: 9am, Monday 15th January

Online TES applications are accepted.  

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.

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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
Telephone: +44 1727 759240
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