Headteacher, Borehamwood

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Parkside Community Primary SchoolBorehamwood

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Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L 17—L 24 (£59,485—£69,725) plus £1,300 for SpLD Base
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have what it takes to nurture young minds to fulfil their educational potential? Are you a people person and a strong and confident leader who is focused, driven and puts children at the heart of all you do? Do you have passion and the ability to motivate and develop our team to deliver the best possible outcomes for our children? If so, Parkside Community Primary School is the place for you!

We have recently been judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ but with the capacity to make rapid progress and we have already made a strong start on our journey. Now the Governing Body are looking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational and supportive Headteacher who is able to lead the School back to ‘Good’.


Parkside Community Primary School is set in beautiful open green space which supports children’s learning and the development of their independence. It is well resourced and in good financial shape with a commitment to continuously improving the facilities. We are privileged to have a full time pastoral worker, a full time SENCo, an attendance officer, a strong SLT and a full complement of teaching and support staff. We receive excellent support from all kinds of specialists from Herts for Learning.


The successful candidate will be:

  • A strong and inspirational leader who can motivate and develop staff, both individually and as a team
  • Able to build relationships with all stakeholders
  • Able to communicate and influence at all levels
  • Child focused in their approach, putting children at the heart of everything they do
  • Experienced in all phases of primary education
  • Passionate and driven on matters relating to primary education

In return we can offer you:

  • Salary of up to £69,000 for the right candidate
  • The opportunity to think outside of the box and put your mark on the school
  • A great opportunity to work to move our school back to ‘Good’
  • A strong team which embraces new ideas and initiatives
  • A skilled and committed Governing Body
  • A close-knit consortium of local primary schools
  • A fantastic location with good transport links and amenities


We would love for you to visit our school in action, so please make an appointment to have a look around. To book a convenient date and time or for an informal conversation about the role please contact Emma Formby (Recruitment Manager, TES Prime) on 0203 194 3147.

To appy, please call Emma Formby on the above number to request an application form.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to have this commitment. This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references will be taken up before the interview.

Closing date: 21st June at 5pm
Interviews: 5th July



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Aycliffe Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 83873000

Parkside Vision

At Parkside School we are friendly and respectful to each other, adults and children alike.

We like the fact that our school is calm, and our learning environment is quiet and purposeful, with teachers who are calm, kind and fair.

We inc...