Assistant Principal, Hertfordshire

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Lanchester Community Free SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,091 to £48,603
Contract term: Permanent

Lanchester Community Free School – Assistant Principal


This is an opportunity to be involved at the heart of an up and coming school – you will be one of the people to make a difference!


We are looking for a new Assistant Principal to join us in September 2019.  If you are an excellent classroom practitioner and passionate about achieving the best for young children and if you want to put your vision into action, then this could be the role for you.  Experience and successful track record in middle leadership is essential.


Lanchester Community Free School is a rapidly improving school, with the ambition to become outstanding.  There was an Ofsted inspection two years ago, that didn’t go well, but now things have changed and are definitely on the up.  There is a teaching team that is welcoming and forward-thinking with a collective ‘open mind!’  We have a wonderful group of children from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, who have excellent manners and behaviour.  They are thirsty to learn and want to do well.  They deserve the best and we’re in the process of building a staff team to make sure they get the best.


You will work in close collaboration with the new Principal, who has been at the school since Easter 2018 and has nearly 15 years of headship experience at three different schools.  You will be given support and professional development to grow into the role.  There is an excellent team of middle leaders, who are new to leadership and full of commitment, energy and vision.


The role will involve overseeing either the Early Years and KS1, or KS2 – supporting our existing team to continue the good progress they are making.  There will also be opportunities to lead on other areas of whole school improvement.


Please read the Job Description and the Person Specification information provided.  We’d love you to come and visit our school and would be delighted to meet you, show you around and answer any questions that you have.  Please make an appointment to visit by contacting the school on sbm@lanchestercfs.org.uk


To apply please by sending your completed application form (CVs will not be considered) to: sbm@lanchestercfs.org.uk .


Lanchester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)



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More about Lanchester Community Free School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 224160