Headteacher, Hertfordshire

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Central Primary SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,562 - £72,718
Contract term: Permanent

Central Primary School is looking for a new and inspiring individual to lead its school community from its current strong and successful performance through to its next phase of development and growth.

We are looking to appoint a strong, confident and resilient leader with the vision to drive us on to the next stage of our journey, someone who has ability and imagination to build on our successes and achievements. We are looking for an engaging communicator, an individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about children and learning.  A people person who will manage and develop staff, have the ability to build strong relationships and be committed to the school.

We are a community primary school, situated in a beautiful Victorian building, in the heart of Watford. Our school building, opened in 1884, is the one of the oldest in Watford and has always been used for the education of children.

Our new Headteacher:

  • An innovative and dynamic leader with the ability to motivate and inspire others
  • An individual who knows what exceptional looks like and can lead us in the next phase
  • Able to articulate a vision and take the school community with them on the journey
  • Is good at building rapport with children, parents, staff and governors to create an inclusive and aspirational learning culture for all


In return we can offer you:

  • A staff body with a growth mind-set who are keen to embrace new ideas
  • Happy children who enjoy being part of their school
  • Supportive parents and strong partnerships in the local community
  • A committed and active governing body
  • Access to CPD, the new Headteacher induction programme and a professional partner with Herts for Learning

Please come and visit our school. We will be delighted to meet you, show you round and to answer any questions that you may have. If you wish to arrange a visit, please email admin@central.herts.sch.uk or ring the school office on 01923 225129.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Kay Richards, Chair of Governors via the school office.

To apply please visit https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,headteacher_58232.htm

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

Please note late applications will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Advert closing: Tuesday 25th February at 9am
Shortlisting: Monday 2nd March 2020
Interview: Wednesday 11th March 2020

If you are downloading the application form please ensure your computer has the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.

Central 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 Central Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Derby Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2LX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 225129
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