Longmeadow Primary School in Stevenage is seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to take on the role of Headteacher. We understand that this is a crucial position, and we are looking for a candidate who can bring stability, leadership, and commitment to our school.
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.
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.
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 L14 – L20 (£65,010 - £75,331)
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.
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 at Melany.Knowles@hertfordshire.gov.uk, or call 01992 555874. Alternatively, our School Effectiveness Adviser – Carole Hinstridge, would be happy to answer any education specific questions you may have about the school. Please call her on 07827 552046 for a confidential informal conversation.
Please apply online via Teach in Herts or using this link download your MNT application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org CVs will not 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 fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.
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