6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 April 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£54,685.00 - £60,261.00 Annually (FTE)

Head of School job summary

About Us

Roots Federation are seeking to appoint a talented and dynamic Head of School at Oxhey Nursery School from the start of the 2024/2025 academic year. The role will encompass day-to-day oversight of the leadership and management of the school, working closely with the support of the Executive Headteachers, to develop a school of choice for parents, children and staff.

The school is part of Roots Federation, a Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools. The Federation consists of Muriel Green Nursery School, Heath Lane Nursery School and Oxhey Nursery School. Whilst the current federated schools are located in Hertfordshire, further collaborations and consultancy support are established in Hertfordshire and beyond.

At Oxhey Nursery School we believe that early years educational settings are crucial for a child’s development. Learning is the key to everything we do, but most importantly we know learning must be fun! Oxhey Nursery School has gone to great lengths to create an inspirational learning environment for the children, staff & families. Each day is dedicated to nurturing curious learners, developing their ambitions and aspirations, and equipping them with the breadth of skills for future success.

About You

You will be joining a very ambitious and forward thinking organisation. We are seeking outstanding candidates who want to develop themselves to support our educational vision, provide strong leadership and effective support to colleagues and raise standards for our pupils.

This would be an excellent opportunity for an ambitious existing Senior Leader. You will be working alongside the experienced Executive Headteachers, within a network of talented Heads of Schools and supported by a highly experienced central team. This role will provide opportunities for enormous leadership growth and set a clear pathway for those aspiring to Headship.

The Role

The Head of School will ensure that their leadership demonstrates commitment to promoting and developing good practice through the search for excellence in all areas.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work within the federation to articulate and promote the educational vision and values for the school which take account of the school’s diversity, values and and the communities it serves.
  • Model the vision and values in everyday work and practice.
  • Ensure creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate new technologies to achieve better outcomes for staff and pupils.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits and support to our staff, recognising the invaluable contributions they make to the success of our children and school:

  • 50% off childcare within the Federation
  • Full supported and funded CPD offer based upon your career pathway
  • Our refer a friend scheme – if you can bring a new member to join our team for 6 months plus, there will be a bonus for you.
  • Well-being for our staff is at the core of your vision, we provide a calming space, listening year, a well-being package and close working family.

Practical Information

Please come and visit to learn more about our school. We will be delighted to meet you, to show you around and to answer any questions that you may have. Please make an appointment by contacting Michelle Shearer at, admin@rootsfederation.herts.sch.uk.

Oxhey Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share that commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a number of pre-employment checks including a DBS check, proof of ID, medical clearance and the right to work in the UK.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us. Flexible working requests are welcomed.

Please refer to the Recruitment Pack attached for further information.

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 Oxhey Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
90 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5

School location

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