Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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Redbourn Primary SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: 1st Apr 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L 21 - L 28
Contract term: Permanent

About the role

As of 16 April 2018 Redbourn Infants & Nursery School and Redbourn Junior School will amalgamate to become Redbourn Primary School.  Please see the following letter from the Chair of Governors giving details. http://www.redbourninfants.herts.sch.uk/documents/letter%20from%20Chairs%20of%20Governors.pdf


We have the perfect vacancy for an experienced, successful Headteacher with a proven track record for pupil progress, attainment, strong teamwork and staff development who is looking for their next challenge.

Can you nurture, inspire and develop our children and staff to fulfil their potential and lead our school’s continuing excellence in education for every child?  The Governors are appointing a new Headteacher to maintain and build upon the outstanding outcomes and features of our school, which is a vibrant and caring school at the heart of the community.

The staff are innovative, creative and work tirelessly to ensure that every child enjoys their time at school and are supported to succeed.  The children are eager to learn, polite and well-mannered, consistently demonstrating our school values of Loving Learning and Respecting All.  The children’s positive learning behaviours make a strong contribution to their progress and ensure they are well-rounded and ready for the next stage of their educational journey.

You will be joining us during an exciting time for Redbourn Schools, where you will be able to use your leadership and visionary skills to realise the full potential of the combined school.  We are currently undertaking the amalgamation of two schools to create a seamless transition between nursery through KS2.  Do you have the skills to pull two teams together to be high performing?  Can you secure the brightest future for our children?

The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a driven leader.  They will bring new ideas to complement the existing vision for the school and give clear direction and support the staff.  A strong classroom practitioner, who can recognise and promote high quality teaching and empower each individual to fulfil their potential.  You will be an excellent communicator, being able to maintain and build strong relationships between the children, staff, parents governors and the local community.  Experience of change management would be an advantage but not essential.

You will lead by example, with a relentless commitment to ensuring the continued outstanding progress for every child and be the leader that plans, develops, stimulates and achieves growth throughout every aspect of the school, developing future leaders along the way.

We can offer you a unique and exciting opportunity to further develop a well-established, successful school that is ambitious for even more improvement.  You will be well supported with implementing change and your career development.  The Governors would like you to lead us through the next step of our journey as we expand from Nursery to KS1 to incorporate KS2 amalgamating two schools to become one successful school with seamless transition between all primary key stages.

Redbourn schools have a strong presence and is well regarded within the local community.  All staff work collaboratively with parents, neighbours, local community groups and the local authority.  An engaged Governing Body provides challenge and a high level of support to the school.

We would encourage you to visit our schools to view this unique opportunity.  Please see the application/recruitment pack for viewing dates and times.

Redbourn Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all those connected with the school are expected to share this commitment.  The successful candidate is required to consent to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The following link will direct you to Redbourn Junior School's Child Protection Policy http://www.redbournjm.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Child-Protection-Policy-Sept17.pdf

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More about Redbourn Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Long Cutt, Redbourn, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 792341
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