Assistant Headteacher

The Sele School, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2DG

This job expired on 20 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

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£53,888 - £60,744

Assistant Headteacher job summary

We’re looking to appoint a dedicated, effective practitioner with the ambition to take on whole school projects with the focus to continuously drive up standards.

This post has become available as the Headteacher and Senior Team are looking to build leadership capacity from September 2022. You’ll have the chance to lead and shape our school as we prepare to achieve outstanding. This will provide an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, inspirational middle or senior leader who is capable of working selflessly with excellent time management skills.

The successful candidate will:
• Be actively involved in providing extra-curricular opportunities to all age groups.
• Have high standards of communication and interpersonal skills.
• Be enthusiastic and highly motivated, committed to working as part of a team.
• Have a track record of outstanding teaching.
• Have excellent subject knowledge.
• Be inspiring, dynamic and passionate.
• Promote The Sele School’s ethos and values.

What can we offer you?
• The opportunity to work with excellent students whose behaviour is exemplary.
• The chance to work in a positive, welcoming and forward-thinking community where evidence-based methods are seamlessly integrated into teaching and learning.
• A dedicated staff who are enthusiastic and who want the best for our students.
• Coaching provision for all those new to the school within a comprehensive and fully developed induction programme.
• Mentoring provision for all those new to middle or senior leadership.
• A CPD package which is tailored to suit your stage of career development.
• Cycle to work scheme which is part of the school’s sustainability strategy.

The Sele School is a rapidly growing secondary school and its Ethos - Non Ducor Duco: I am not led, I lead - is a lived experience in our community. We view education as a transformative process; the learning climate is impeccable and the culture of driving up standards is upheld by all who attend The Sele School. We offer our staff a comprehensive CPD programme with opportunities to visit our partner schools. If you wish to learn more about the school, please feel free to view the videos on our school website which can be found on the “About Us – School Vision and Ethos” page.

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About The Sele School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
402 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0992 581455

THE SELE SCHOOL – NON DUCOR DUCO - I am not led; I lead.

The vision for The Sele School is to develop responsible young people of whom all can be proud, who have achieved more than they ever believed possible and who make a positive contribution to their local, national and global communities.

Our approach is underpinned by a belief that learning transforms lives, that everyone can achieve through commitment, dedication and relentless pursuit towards excellence.

Our Values

Information and Knowledge
“The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole” - Ada Lovelace Why do we value Information and Knowledge? So that we can apply the information and knowledge to help us make the right decision and/or arrive at the right conclusion.

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” - Nelson Mandela Why do we value Scholarship? So that we can be curious; ask searching questions; debate rationally; develop deep thinking and independence skills and ultimately become a hard-working member of the wider community.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert F. Kennedy Why do we value Challenge? So that we can respond to failure as a part of the learning process. Challenge teaches us to be resilient, confident, and motivated; we relish challenge and difficulty as it forces us to think, work harder and be better than we are today.

"The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them” - Michelle Obama Why do we value Ambition? So that we can make our dreams our reality. We want more because we have worked hard enough to earn more. We are not just part of the local community; we are part of the global community.

“It is the obligation of the ruler to continually renew himself in order to renew the people by his example” - Confucius Why do we value Leadership? So that we can be responsible for our actions; contribute positively to the community and the environment. We live up to our civic responsibility but most of all, we take charge of our life and bring about positive change to ourselves and the world around us.

"Learning is a result of listening...and empathy grows as we learn" - Alice Miller Why do we value Empathy? So that we can challenge social injustice and participate fully in society. It is equally essential if we are to lead full and meaningful lives in both our personal and, later on, our professional lives.

Contribute to diversity and choice in educational provision in Hertford and Ware
• Develop interests, skills and qualities that will help young people
make the transition from adolescence to adulthood
• To develop in each student an enjoyment of learning and a
commitment to learning as a lifelong process.
• To offer high quality professional development for all staff to ensure
the school’s continuous improvement and to extend personal and
professional satisfaction.

A Caring Community
• To encourage students to recognise their responsibility for the
environment and realise they are part of the local, national and global
• To encourage students to develop self-confidence, self-respect, self-
discipline and individual judgement.
• To develop a caring community in which each student is recognised
and valued as an individual in his or her own right, and to acknowledge
the rights and responsibilities of individuals within the school
community and form good personal relationships, sensitivity and

The Sele School, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 08124615. Registered Office: The Sele School, Welwyn Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 2DG Tel: 01992 581455 Web: www.sele.herts.sch.uk Email: admin@sele.herts.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to The Sele School

If you wish to see the school in action, please contact the Head’s PA, Diane Callus-Scott, using the contact email address or contact telephone number detailed above.

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