Headteacher, Hertford

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Hailey Hall SchoolHertford

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Start date: April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £75,237 - £86,965
Contract term: Permanent

Opportunity for Change and Growth

Hailey Hall School is looking for an inspiring, resilient, and committed Headteacher with the right vision and ethos to lead our team working together on significant and innovative initiatives with the Members and Trustees.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who can work well under pressure and able to adapt to challenging circumstances, taking robust decisions in the best interests of students. You will have a strong sense of moral purpose with the child being at the centre.  Our new Headteacher will be leading an enthusiastic, experienced and hardworking team who are proud of their school and open to new and creative ideas and who believe in the potential of every child in their care.

You will be:

  • An inspirational leader able to shape our vision and ethos
  • Striving for excellence for our students to gain them the best life chances
  • Embedding a holistic approach to the curriculum, children and the community throughout their work
  • Compassionate, open and transparent in their approach
  • Able to listen and adapt their approaches to staff and students
  • Focused on driving outcomes and improving every year
  • Resilient, resourceful and determined
  • Able to represent the school’s interests in the wider community


We can offer:

  • Students who depend on you and your team to improve their life chances
  • A culture where dedicated staff work together to gain a good outcome
  • A community which supports parents/carers and encourages them to try new techniques
  • An opportunity to shape the future of Hailey Hall fit for 2020 and beyond
  • An experienced and committed Members and Trustees body to support you
  • A salary package commensurate with the size of the school
  • A CPD package tailored to suit your stage of career development
  • A well maintained 3 bedroom property on site available at advantageous rent (if required)
  • Headteacher clusters locally and wider special school networks
  • Challenge, support and growth


We would be delighted to welcome you to our school where colleagues would be keen to meet you, show you around and to answer any questions that you may have.

Please make an appointment by contacting Julia Kinchlea, Strategic Manager, on jkinchlea@haileyhall.herts.sch.uk or call 01992 465208

To apply, please visit https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,headteacher_57654.htm

To apply please send your completed application form (CVs will not be considered) to: leadership.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk 

If you are downloading the application form please ensure your computer has the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. Hailey Hall 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)

Please be advised of the following important dates:
Closing date: Monday 27th January 2020 at 9am
Shortlisting: Thursday 30th January 2020
Interview dates: Wednesday 12th February 2020



More about Hailey Hall School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hailey Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7PB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1992 465208