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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    6 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L15 – L21 £66,628 - £77,195

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you a seasoned Headteacher seeking a fresh and invigorating challenge? Are you ready to play a pivotal role in the transformative journey of a school, making a tangible impact on its growth and success?

Or are you an accomplished Deputy Headteacher aspiring to ascend the leadership ladder, with a desire to contribute significantly to a school's advancement?

If so, this exciting challenge could be for you!

Longmeadow Primary School in Stevenage is actively searching for a dynamic and experienced individual to assume the pivotal role of Headteacher. Recognising the critical nature of this position, we are eager to find a candidate who can infuse the role with not only stability, leadership, and commitment but also a vibrant energy that propels our school forward.

The Challenge:

We acknowledge the challenges that come with this position, and we are looking for a candidate who is ready to embrace them..

What We Are Looking For:

  • An experienced educator with a proven track record of effective leadership.
  • A commitment to maintaining and enhancing the inclusive and welcoming culture of our school.
  • Strong communication skills to engage with pupils, parents, and staff effectively.
  • The ability to inspire and motivate both pupils and staff towards continuous improvement.
  • A passionate leader ready to seek and embrace innovative solutions.
  • Someone who shares our ambition to enable our children to achieve their very best in all aspects of school life and beyond.

If this role appeals to you, we would love the opportunity to show you around. We appreciate that you may also have questions and welcome you to contact either Melany Knowles, Chair of Governors atMelany.Knowles@hertfordshire.gov.uk, or call 01992 555874. Alternatively, Carole Hinstridge, our School Effectiveness Advisor, would be happy to answer any education specific questions you may have. Please call her on 07827 552046

What the school offers its staff

Longmeadow Primary School is a one form entry, maintained school located to the south of Stevenage. Its location in the ‘science town’, close to the A1(M), and with good access via the A414 ,A10 and A507, make it the perfect location for those looking to further develop or gain experience of working in Hertfordshire from neighbouring counties such as Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.

At Longmeadow, we are committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for our pupils, with a focus on holistic development and a dedication to fostering a love of learning, we aim to empower our pupils to reach their full potential.

What We Offer:

We recognise that successful people place value on a range of benefits associated with their careers, including receiving professional recognition, commensurate financial reward, job satisfaction, opportunity to innovate and a balanced approach to work and personal time. As your future employer we place importance on these aspects too and for the right candidate we can offer the following.

  • Salary range of (L15 – L21) £66,628 - £77,195
  • If new to headship, or headship in Hertfordshire, the opportunity to be part of the HFL Education, Moving to New Headship programme, which includes a professional partner/mentor, access to CPD and training, covering everything from finance to HR)
  • A membership to Costco, giving you access to discounted prices on petrol and groceries.
  • A fantastic opportunity to build further upon our foundations and the chance to bring innovative ideas & future strategies.
  • Children who are ready and willing to learn.
  • A dedicated, talented and hard-working staff.
  • A supportive and experienced group of governors
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing and work life balance and an openness to requests for flexible working for the right person
  • Access to continuous professional development opportunities for yourself and your staff.

Please apply online via Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment, Hertfordshire UK - Headteacher (teachinherts.com)or using this link download the attachment and send your completed application form to:leadership.recruitment@hfleducation.org CVs will not be considered.

Full time post but Joint applications for Co headship would be considered

Please note late applications will not be considered.

Longmeadow 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, including an online check, as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023).

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fullydiverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.

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 Longmeadow Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
227 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01438 544476

Arranging a visit to Longmeadow Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email leadership.recruitment@hfleducation.org.

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