Head of Sixth Form, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Simon Balle All-through SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019/January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1b
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an inspiring leader with enthusiasm and commitment to grow and further develop our expanding, successful Sixth Form. You should be passionate about providing young people with a safe, supportive yet challenging environment in which to secure their success.

Simon Balle All-through School is a unique place to work, being one of only 170 all-through schools nationally and the second to be established in Hertfordshire. Working here opens up so many opportunities and the ethos and culture is such that so many people flourish professionally. Our Ofsted in May 2018 was judged Outstanding and we are heavily over-subscribed.

We are a forward thinking school combining traditional values with innovative teaching and learning. We provide a broad and balanced education for all our students who are set challenging academic and personal targets and are given the inspiration to succeed. A high proportion of our students join our successful sixth form alongside many external students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, among other things, academic progress, pastoral welfare, admissions and the smooth day-to day running of the Sixth Form.

The successful applicant will –

  • Be a strong communicator
  • Have excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to prioritise and manage time effectively


Please use the Simon Balle School application form and we prefer electronic submissions where possible. Electronic versions of the application form are available on our school website at: http://www.simonballe.herts.sch.uk/vacancies/

Please include a covering letter (no more than 2 sides A4) with your application outlining your thoughts on what makes a successful sixth form in today’s climate.

Closing date : Monday 20th May 2019 (however candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.)

Interview date: 24th May 2019

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com

Our mission at Simon Balle School is clear: to create tomorrow's citizens today. Simon Balle is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are also committed to the equality of opportunity for all. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

More about Simon Balle All-through School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Mangrove Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8AJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1992 410400
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Simon Balle is known for its high expectations, first class education and its innovative approach. Our vision and values underpin all we do. Indeed, everyone who knows us or visits our school speaks of our distinct ethos with its strong sense of iden...