Deputy Headteacher

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About the role

Deputy Headteacher 

The Governors of Ashlyns School are looking for an exceptional leader to play their part in driving and shaping the school’s future.  The successful candidate will provide excellent leadership and high-quality management and will support the Headteacher in securing the continued improvement and success of the school.

Appointing the right person with the drive, ambition, motivation, and leadership skills is our paramount objective.  There is flexibility in determining the specific roles and responsibilities.  Specific areas of responsibility might include student progress, standards, and effectiveness; teaching, learning and assessment; behaviour, safety, and welfare; leadership and the development of others.

We would be delighted to show you around our school.  Please contact Mrs Jane Gaherty, PA to the Headteacher, to arrange an appointment: / 01442 863 605.  You may also be interested to see the tours and videos available on our Open Evening page.

A full information booklet is attached;  please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Gaherty if you have any queries about the role or application process.

Key dates:

Application closes:  9am, 14th April 2021
Interviews:  26th /  27th April 2021

Application guidance:

Please use the ‘apply for this job’ button where you will be required to set up a profile with Teach in Herts.  Please note that late applications will not be accepted.  Candidates should be aware that there are 2 components to the application:

  1. Teach in Herts online application form including personal statement (CVs will not form part of the application process and should not be submitted)

  2. Covering Letter:  this should not exceed the equivalent of 2 sides of A4 (font size no smaller than point 10) and should be distinct from the personal statement within the application form.

Ashlyns School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be updated regularly in line with statutory guidance.

As an equal opportunities employer, Ashlyns School is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Ashlyns School. We operate an anonymised shortlisting process.



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Contact details

Ashlyns School , Headteacher
Ashlyns School Chesham Road Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire HP4 3AH

Telephone: 01442 863605
Fax: 01442 876292
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