Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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Rickmansworth SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 7 school £71,480 to £102,676 including fringe allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Rickmansworth School is looking for a new and inspirational individual to lead its school community from good to outstanding and shape future growth and development.

Croxley Green is easily accessible with great transport links and is perfectly located for job seekers from Herts, Beds, Bucks and North and West London.

Ambitious to grow and develop further

Our goal is to provide an outstanding education for all students and ensure they exceed their expectations.  Governors wish to appoint an individual with strong leadership credentials who has the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of internal and external partners.

Working closely with governors, staff and students you will develop a compelling vision for the school that helps it move from Good to Outstanding during its current growth period. 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 so that resources are used efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance.

In return we can offer you:

  • Amazing students who want to succeed!
  • Experienced, committed and progressive staff
  • Dedicated governors who are determined to help you and the school succeed
  • A school at the heart of the community
  • A salary commensurate with experience, recognising the potential of the candidate
  • The opportunity to grow with the expanding school cohort and then shape the future
  • Personal development tailored to ensure you are successful at the start and as the role develops
  • A CPD programme for staff in conjunction with Challenge Partners
  • A genuine belief of well-being for students and staff

If you are interested in leading our school and would like to find out more, I would encourage you to join us at one of our open mornings where Governors will be able to provide an overview of the school and answer any questions you may have and then to arrange a tour of our school with members of our management team in small groups.

The open mornings will take place on Thursday 28 February and on Tuesday 5 March 2019 from 9:00am to 12:30pm. To arrange your visit, please contact Kathy Hughes, HR Manager, by email at khughes@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk or telephone 01923 773296 to book a place; there will be two start times for the talks and tours at 9:15am and 10:30am on each day.

If you would like to apply please do so via https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,headteacher_52252.htm?preview=1f1c2477f42e7312fe44fa8e66dec149

Closing date: Monday 18th March 2019 at 9am

Shortlisting: Thursday 21st March

Interview dates: Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April

Rickmansworth 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 2018). 

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More about Rickmansworth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 773 296
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