Apply for this job

About the role

Following the retirement of our current Headteacher after 19 years of successful leadership, a wonderful opportunity has arisen to lead Arnett Hills JMI School along its continuing journey of success and achievement. Situated in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire, 5 minutes off J18 and the M25, Arnett Hills serves a diverse and multi-ethnic community and is easily accessible to both London and Buckinghamshire.

We are seeking an approachable and forward thinking Headteacher who holds and articulates clear values of inclusion and equality, and will continue to work in collaboration with our enthusiastic and hardworking staff team.

You will facilitate high aspirations for all pupils, overcoming disadvantage, advancing equality with equity, and strive for successful outcomes so that ‘every child is a success story: safe, happy and learning.’

Our new Headteacher will be:

  • An innovative and visible leader with the proven ability to communicate and work effectively with all stakeholders creating a mutual trust and respect for everyone in our school community.
  • Ambitious for our school and its values with the ability to maintain our strong reputation for catering for our diverse range of children including SEN and EAL. 
  • Forward thinking and flexible to adapt to the changing educational landscape.
  • Passionate about developing the full potential of every child and building on the schools existing caring and inclusive ethos so that our children look back on their days at Arnett Hills with love, affection and happy memories.

We can offer:

  • A welcoming and positive school with children who are respectful and willing to learn.
  • A dedicated and hard-working staff team who are motivated to provide our children with fun, stimulating and memorable learning experiences.
  • Wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities and outside space including a wildwood den, orienteering course, outdoor apparatus, large field and  much more, providing thriving learning experiences and a vast variety of Club and afterschool activities for all.
  • A strong and supportive PTA who have provided numerous resources to enable enriching curriculum and extracurricular experiences for our children.
  • An experienced and supportive group of governors.
  • A commitment to your continued professional development and wellbeing.

We welcome interested applicants to come and visit our school. To arrange a visit to the school, please contact the school office to arrange on 01923 720507.

For further information please also take a look at our virtual tour on our school website https: //www.arnetthills.herts.sch.uk/.

If you wish to discuss the role please contact Ash Patil, Chair of Governors, ashpatil@arnetthills.herts.sch.uk  to arrange a time.

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

Arnett Hills JMI School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Please be advised of the following important dates:

Closing date: Monday 12th April 2021, 09:00am.

Shortlisting: Tuesday 13th April 2021

Interview: Thursday 22nd April (remote / onsite)


If you are having difficulty in opening documents, please right click and save onto your computer, then open the document where you have saved it.

Contact details

HFL Recruitment Services
Herts for Learning Ltd, SROB201 Robertson House Six Hills Way Stevenage
Hertfordshire SG1 2FQ

Telephone: 01438 845785
Email: leadership.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Website: www.arnetthills.herts.sch.uk
Apply for this job