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  • Start date details

    September 2024, or earlier if appropriate

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Full-time equivalent salary

£64,737.00 - £71,285.00 Annually (FTE)

Assistant Headteacher job summary

Assistant Headteacher

Scale Range : L13 - 17 (fringe area)

The Trustees and Headteacher are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to join the school's dynamic and dedicated leadership team. The core purpose of this role is to be responsible for the Pastoral and Curriculum for Key Stage 4 and other specific whole school strategies.

The successful applicant must have

  • excellent interpersonal skills, ideas and imagination to build on current good practice;
  • a proven track record in managing change;
  • experience in developing and maintaining excellent teaching and learning and/or pastoral care;
  • a deep understanding of current issues affecting 11-18 schools.

We are seeking to appoint a person to actively promote the vision and aims of Watford Grammar School for Girls. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher with the ability to think strategically. As an effective team player they will work within a diverse community of students, parents, staff, Trustees and Senior Leaders.

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school by prior arrangement with the Headmistress's PA.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Watford Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1451 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Watford Grammar School for Girls is a partially selective 11-18 girls’ school, founded as ‘The Free School’ in Watford in 1704 with a mission to teach girls, initially alongside their brothers, from the outset. This makes us one of the oldest girls’ school in the country.

We are proud of our heritage, but equally proud of our innovative approach to teaching and learning. Watford Grammar School for Girls has a very strong and distinctive ethos with clear vision and values.

There are close to 1500 pupils on role with more than 400 in the sixth form; academic results are consistently very high indeed and the school is ranked as outstanding by Ofsted.

There are always plenty of opportunities for teaching and support staff to train and develop their careers at Watford Girls.

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