Assistant Headteacher

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About the role

Assistant Headteacher 

Leadership Spine Range 6 – 10, (£47,735 to £52,723), depending upon experience

Full Time, Permanent Contract

Starting date: ASAP

As part of Nexus Federation, NHESC are seeking to appoint an aspirational Assistant Headteacher, based at both Bancroft in Hitchin and Briar Patch Lane in Letchworth sites.

The Assistant Headteacher will work closely with the other members of our strong leadership team to help shape and deliver the strategic vision for the Centre, continuing to build upon the successes of the NHESC.  You should be a visible leader with a passion for teaching and learning, ambition for the students and the school, and have a proven record of accomplishment of effective and successful leadership.  This may be your first step into senior leadership or you may already hold a leadership position either as Curriculum Pastoral Lead or Assistant Headteacher.

North Herts Education Support Centre:

The North Herts Education Support Centre is an Ofsted Outstanding Provider of educational programmes to support students who are at serious risk of permanent exclusion or who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school. The centre’s vision is to inspire and enable all students to achieve their full potential.

At KS3, the focus of Centre work is to re-engage the students with their learning and reintegrate them into a mainstream school or appropriate setting. The teaching team works closely with all stakeholders in supporting students who are experiencing emotional, social, behaviour challenges that are impacting on their school success.

At KS4, students are provided with an alternative provision where it is acknowledged that a mainstream setting is not meeting their needs. Students are offered a wide variety of opportunities for accreditation, including GCSE courses (OCR, Pearson, AQA) and several Vocational courses (City and Guilds, WJEC, BTEC, etc.)

The North Herts Education Support Centre’s success is built upon strong partnerships with schools and other services and most importantly, with young people and their parents and carers.

The safeguarding of our students is at the core of all that we do. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check; a prohibition from teaching check, where applicable; and appropriate references from your current and previous employer, which may be corroborated by personal phone calls made to each referee.

The duties and responsibilities listed in the job description are, as it is at present.  The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary. 

We welcome visits to our school from potential applicants.


Closing date:  8am, Monday the 26th September 2022

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by the 27th September 2022

Interview date:   Week commencing the 3rd October 2022

Start date:  ASAP


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Contact details

Shelley Hughes , Head of Centre
The Old Magistrates Court 29 Bancroft Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG5 1JW

Telephone: 01462 419020
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