Headteacher, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Holwell Primary SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,562 to £71,590
Contract term: Permanent

Be the Best You Can ? Do the Best You Can ? Give the Best You Can

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to lead our vibrant and diverse community school based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. Holwell Primary is perfectly located for job seekers from Herts, Beds and London, with excellent transport links to London and the A1.

As we enter into the next phase of our school’s journey, we are looking for an outward thinking, outstanding leader with vision, drive, and passion to take our school forward and further develop our school, children and staff. The successful candidate will lead our expanding school with strength and confidence and be able to collaborate with staff, pupils, parents and governors to influence the outcomes that the school faces on its journey to achieve continuous improvement and outstanding results.

We are looking for a Headteacher with:

  • The enthusiasm, drive and commitment to motivate and inspire staff to ensure quality teaching and learning opportunities for all
  • A rigorous approach in identifying pupil achievement gaps and an innovative approach to the  implementation of interventions to address these gaps
  • An ability to turn challenging situations into positive outcomes
  • The ability to forge close working relationships with pupils, staff, parents/carers, governors, and the wider community
  • The vision and willingness to bring all stakeholders on board and move our school forward to the next level, ensuring our children get the best possible education they deserve


In return we offer you:

  • The opportunity to make your mark and embrace the challenges and prospects we face as a growing school
  • A well-resourced school and range of facilities and large grounds to enable enriching teaching and learning opportunities for our children
  • Commitment to support your professional development and access to excellent training and developing packages with Herts for Learning


If you wish to get a flavour for Holwell, we welcome the opportunity to visit our wonderful school, meet with our staff team and talk with the children. Please contact the school office on admin@holwell.herts.sch.uk or call 01707 323716 to arrange a time to visit us. If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Julia Cook, the Chair of Governors at chairofgovernors@holwell.herts.sch.uk

To apply, please visit https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,headteacher_56896.htm

Please note late applications will not be accepted.

Holwell Primary 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 as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019). 



More about Holwell Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Holwell Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 3RP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1707 323716