Job Number HCC09887
Hertfordshire currently has some 193,000 pupils in publicly-funded schools. This school population is served by 421 primary/nursery schools, 85% of which are Maintained Schools, and 83 secondary schools, 80% of which are Academies. There are 25 special schools and 8 PRUs.
Hertfordshire has a long history of taking a devolved/decentralised approach and a high degree of school autonomy is in place across the county. Partnerships with schools are strong and our Schools Forum plays a major role in resource allocation and policy formulation. In 2013 the Council and schools established Herts for Learning (HfL) as our major school improvement partner and service provider.
We are now seeking to appoint a new Head of School Standards and Accountability to lead the development of our strategy to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people in primary, secondary and post-16 education.The post holder will ensure the effective monitoring, challenge and support of maintained schools, working closely with HfL and fostering and developing the relationships with all important local stakeholders which allow our schools and local education system to flourish.
The successful candidate will bring a very strong understanding of school standards improvement and inspection, ideally with experience of service commissioning in education. She or he will be an outstanding relationship manager with the ability to forge strong working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders across the education system in Hertfordshire.
Anderson Quigley has been retained by the Council to support this appointment. For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Kassie McKnight on +44 (0)7808 648 559.
To download the candidate information pack please visit https://andersonquigley.com/opportunity/head-of-school-standards-and-accountability-hertfordshire-county-council/ quoting reference AQ203.
Closing date: 18th June 2018.
Preliminary interviews w/c 25th June 2018.
Final selection process w/c 16th July 2018.
Shortlisted candidates will also be asked to complete an online psychometric assessment during w/c 9th July 2018.
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