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Senior leadership team vacancies


Date posted: 17 Feb 2020
Contract type: Full Time

Salary: £81,075 - £93,406
Contract term: Permanent


Inspirational leadership opportunity

Woodlands School is looking for an inspiring, resilient, and committed Headteacher with the right vision and ethos to lead the school along its continuing journey of success and achievement.  We are looking for an outstanding individual who can work well under pressure, be able to adapt to challenging circumstances, and take robust decisions in the best interests of pupils. You will have a strong sense of moral purpose with the child being at the centre.

Our new Headteacher will be leading an enthusiastic, experienced and hardworking team who are proud of their school and open to new and creative ideas and who believe in the potential of every child in their care.


You will be:

  • An inspirational leader able to shape our vision and ethos
  • An experienced PMLD/SLD practitioner with leadership experience
  • Striving for excellence for our wonderful children and their families
  • Embedding a therapeutic approach to the curriculum, children and the community throughout their work
  • Compassionate, warm and nurturing in your approach
  • Focused on driving outcomes and improving provision every year
  • Resilient, resourceful and determined
  • Outward facing, able to represent the school’s interests in the wider community

You will bring:

  • A wide ranging and successful record of leadership roles in a similar setting.
  • A commitment to inclusivity and a passion for raising standards.
  • A desire to maintain and progressively build upon the schools existing therapeutic approach with the children and staff at the heart of everything that we do.
  • 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.

We can offer:

  • Inspiring students who enjoy their time in school and work hard
  • A special inclusive culture where dedicated staff work together
  • A community with a family feel which welcomes parents in to school
  • A purpose built school with facilities designed for our children’s needs
  • An experienced and committed governing body to support you
  • A salary package commensurate with the size of the school
  • A CPD package tailored to suit you, the successful individual, at the appropriate stage of your career
  • Headteacher clusters locally and wider special school networks
  • Challenge, support and growth

We would be delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school. Our current Headteacher and colleagues would be keen to meet you, show you around and to answer any questions that you may have.


Please make an appointment by contacting Jyoti Radia, School Business Manager on jradia.310@lgflmail.org or telephone 0208 381 2188 (Option 4)


To apply, please visit https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,headteacher_58612.htm


Please send your completed application form (CVs will not be considered)

to: leadership.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk 


If you are downloading the application form please ensure your computer has the latest version of Adobe Acrobat.


Please be advised of the following important dates:


Closing date: Monday 16th March 2020 at 9am
Shortlisting: Wednesday 18th March 2020
Interview dates: Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st March 2020 (2 day process)


Please note late applications will not be accepted.


Woodlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this 

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