Head Of School

Location Hertfordshire
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: biren.daiya@blackstone-recruitment.co.uk
Job ref: J5785
Startdate: 18/07/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a Head of School for their school in Hertfordshire.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Location: Hertfordshire

Hours: 40 hours per week.

Salary: £66,628 - £73,509 per annum

Essential Criteria: Relevant Leadership/Head Teacher qualification (such as NPQH) or a willingness to gain such a qualification.

The role: 

They’re currently looking to recruit a Head of School to join their team.


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Establish and sustain the school’s ethos and strategic direction together with the principal and governing board and through consultation with the school community.
  • Establish and oversee systems, processes and policies so the school can operate effectively.
  • Identify problems and barriers to school effectiveness, and develop strategies for school improvement that are realistic, timely and suited to the school’s context.
  • Make sure these school improvement strategies are effectively implemented.
  • Monitor progress towards achieving the school’s aims and objectives.
  • Allocate financial resources appropriately, efficiently and effectively.
  • Undertake Safeguarding duties supported by the principal which will entail reporting and following up incidents in a timely manner and where appropriate liaising with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work in close partnership with the principal in actively and demonstrably promoting enrichment, entitlement and achievement through building and implementing agreed school policies and practices.

Skills & Qualifications: -

  • Experienced Head teacher with a track record of success in SEND environments
  • Qualified Teacher Status with further professional qualification in a relevant area. Candidates with Head Teacher qualification (such as NPQH)
  • Experience of working as a senior leader within an ASD environment
  • A clear understanding of Ofsted frameworks and Safeguarding legislation in relation to independent schools.
  • Quality assurance experience (such as lesson observations and performance management)
  • Team management experience.
  • Superb communication and stakeholder management skills.

Be part of their successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Full training and continued support
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Health cash back plan
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme 
  • Perk box
  • Free parking

Blackstone Benefits:

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✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

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✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.