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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

£60,261 - £71,285 L10-L17

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the role

Great Gaddesden C of E School is a cheerful and lively village school, situated on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Great Gaddesden C of E School is a wonderful place where everyone works together like a big family. Although we are small, our strong and growing admissions show that families love what we do!

We believe in making learning fun and keeping everyone safe and happy.

This year we will bid farewell to our headteacher, who has led us with passionate dedication for the past six years. Though we'll miss her dearly, we're excited about the opportunity for continued positive development and growth in the future.

We are looking for a passionate and forward looking new Headteacher who can build on our existing strengths and bring new ideas and opportunities.

We are committed to the wellbeing of children and staff, and place great value on work-life balance, ensuring everyone has time for both their job and their personal life. As such we are happy to consider part time or flexible working patterns for the right person as well as extensive support and a competitive salary.

We are looking for a leader who will bring:

  • A desire to maintain and progressively build upon the school’s existing caring and nurturing ethos with the welfare of the children and staff at the heart of everything that we do.
  • A willingness to be a visible, positive, and approachable presence around the school, fostering a collegiate spirit throughout the community.
  • A commitment to inclusivity and a passion for raising standards.
  • An ability to support, motivate and inspire staff and to communicate a clear vision and direction for the school.
  • The energy and creativity to drive innovation at the same time as maintaining existing practices that are working effectively.


What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Brilliant children who are exceptionally well-behaved, articulate, and eager to learn.
  • A dedicated, talented, and hard-working staff team.
  • A supportive group of governors.
  • Extensive opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • A fantastic PTA Committee.
  • A genuine commitment to wellbeing and work life balance, with flexibility around working pattern.
  • A strong school community, where everyone has a role to play in the life of the school.
  • Close working relationships with other local schools and headteachers.

How to visit

We’d love to invite you to come and see our wonderful School. To arrange a visit please contact the school on 01442 255734 /admin@greatgaddesden.herts.sch.ukor if you have any questions, please contact Gemma Williamson, Chair of Governors at Great Gaddesden.

How to apply

Please apply online using the link below or download the attachment and send your completed application form to: leadership.recruitment@hfleducation.org CVs will not be considered.

Please note late applications will not be considered.

Our school was judged GOOD by Ofsted in July 2021.Please view our most recent Ofsted and SIAMS reports here(Great Gaddesden Church of England Primary School - OFSTED & SIAMS)and 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 the school office on 01442 255734.

Great Gaddesden School is committed to the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies to work for us receives fair treatment and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership and caring status. We expect all our staff to demonstrate a commitment to advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations.

Great Gaddesden School is committed to the aim of ensuring that everyone who applies to work for us receives fair treatment and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, race, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership and caring status. We expect all our staff to demonstrate a commitment to advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations.

Please note that as part of our move towards mitigating unconscious bias within the recruitment process, applications will be anonymised, and personal details will only be viewed after shortlisting has been completed.

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)
medical
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.

Applying for the job

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About Great Gaddesden Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
87 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01438 843465

Arranging a visit to Great Gaddesden Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email leadership.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

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