Headteacher, Hertfordshire

Closing date:

Wilbury Junior SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: 1st April 2019 or 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £67,008 - £75,735
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking a forward thinking and inspirational Headteacher to help us to make Wilbury Junior School the best school it can possibly be. The successful candidate will be one who has high expectations and a belief that every child can and will succeed. They will relish the challenge of developing the staff team, articulating a clear vision for success and leading by example.  In all aspects of their work the successful candidate will take decisions in the best interests of pupils.    In September 2017 Wilbury became an academy within the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust.  HfL MAT has a strong ethos of collaboration and inclusivity.  The successful candidate will be a key senior leader in the Trust and will benefit from the support of a central team and other headteachers from across the MAT.    Senior leaders in the Trust are working closely with the school and its Interim Headteacher who will continue support the school and handover to the successful candidate.

You will bring:

  • A successful record in senior leadership
  • A commitment to inclusivity and a track record of raising standards
  • A rigorous approach to identifying gaps in pupil achievement and strategies to address them
  • An ability to support, motivate and inspire staff and to communicate a clear vision and direction for the school
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing and welfare 
  • A willingness to be a visible, positive and approachable presence around the school, and the ability to foster strong relationships within the local community
  • The energy and creativity to drive improvement in all aspects of provision

We can offer:

  • A welcoming school with children who are ready and willing to learn.
  • A dedicated and hard-working staff who are want to provide children with stimulating, challenging and memorable learning experiences
  • A commitment to your continued professional development and opportunities for growth within a Multi Academy Trust
  • The opportunity to develop a strong leadership team including the appointment of new senior leaders
  • A supportive Academy Governing Board
  • The Trust’s bespoke support programme, which includes access to subject specialist advisers


As a new school Wilbury has no formal Ofsted designation.  The predecessor school was judged as “requires improvement’ in March 2016: https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/2562442 We strongly encourage interested applicants to come and visit our school. We will be delighted to meet you, to show you around and to answer any questions that you may have. You may also wish to speak with the Trust CEO, Alex Thomas, who may be contacted on alex.thomas@hflmat.co.uk Please make an appointment by contacting the Interim Headteacher, Mrs Chris Tuff on head@wilbury.herts.sch.uk

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

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Wilbury Junior School and the Herts for Learning Multi Academy Trust are 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:   Sunday 9th December (Midnight)

Shortlisting:    Tuesday 11th December

Interview:       Monday 17th December

For more information and to apply online : https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,headteacher_50942.htm

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More about Wilbury Junior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Bedford Road, Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG6 4DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1462 620410