Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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The Hemel Hempstead SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: 1st Sep 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L 33 - L 39
Contract term: Permanent

We are offering an unmissable opportunity for an aspiring, passionate, visionary and tenacious leader to take our school to the next level. The Hemel Hempstead School is a mixed ability maintained Foundation school for boys and girls aged 11-18. We have 1139 students, including 209 in the Sixth Form. There are six forms of entry, increasing to seven forms from September 2019. Easily accessible with great transport links, Hemel Hempstead is perfectly located for job seekers from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and North London.

The governing body want to appoint an inspirational Headteacher with the skills and vision to build on The Hemel Hempstead School’s current successes and achievements. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative person to lead us into the future. Our new leader will be passionate about ensuring that each student fulfils their unique potential. You will be confident and positive, with strong leadership credentials and the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of internal and external partners. You will constantly be looking ahead, working closely with governors and the SLT to develop a compelling vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement. You will be able to build successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success. You will have the ability to drive yourself and others. You will be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance. You will actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences. You will demonstrate a good understanding of legislation and regulation that resources are used efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and ensures the financial sustainability of the school. Above all, you will share our passion that our school values of ‘Responsibility, Respect and Relationships are at the heart of all we do.

In return we can offer you:

  • A school that has a good reputation and as a result is consistently oversubscribed with first preferences
  • A forward looking institution which is proud of its history and achievements
  • The opportunity to be involved in enlarging the school – including a £5 million building programme
  • Well behaved students who enjoy their education and thrive on our outstanding extra-curricular opportunities
  • A fully staffed, dedicated, well qualified teaching and support team
  • A school on a sound financial footing

If you are interested in leading our school and would like to find out more. Please contact Steven Mansbridge, Chair of Governors via email at s.mansbridge@hemelschool.com to arrange a time to discuss. If you would like to visit our school, please contact Stephen Robinson, Clerk to the Governors at s.robinson@hemelschool.com Tel: 01442 390100.

To apply, please download and complete the application form attached. Please ensure your computer has the latest Adobe Acrobat software installed.

Please pay particular attention to the following dates:
Closing date: 10am Friday 2nd February
Interview dates: Tuesday 20th February and Wednesday 21st February

The Hemel Hempstead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the barred list, as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016).

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

Heath Lane
Hemel Hempstead

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More about The Hemel Hempstead School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Heath Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1TX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1442 390100
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The Hemel Hempstead School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in Hertfordshire, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Hemel Hempstead has approximately 1,139 students, in...