Lead Teacher/Assistant Head

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About the role

Are you looking for a challenge to further your career in school leadership? Would you like to work in a school where we actively promote staff well-being? Do you care passionately about bringing learning to life for children?

The governors at George Street are seeking to employ a resilient and dedicated member of staff who, for the right candidate, will become a member of the Senior Leadership team.  You will be someone who shares our school’s teaching and learning philosophy, wants to further your career and looking to be part of a caring and motivated team. If you are currently a subject leader, Key stage leader or experienced teacher looking to take the next step, then George Street is the school for you. We have an exciting vacancy as a Lead Teacher/Assistant Head for a September 2018 start.

If you are someone who strives to bring learning to life through:

  • Problem Solving and deepening thinking
  • Child-led teaching and learning
  • A range of strategies to engage children and staff
  • Instilling confidence in teaching and learning
  • Active learning
  • Challenging others and yourself

Then the teaching and learning culture at George Street is designed for you. At George Street we recognise that all of our teachers and learners are individual, and we have designed a curriculum that celebrates this. We “Bring learning to Life” with creative approaches to topic themed lessons that are tailored to the children’s ideas, knowledge and understanding. We are lucky enough to be situated just off Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town High Street, one of the prettiest and most historic streets in Hertfordshire, which provides a diverse environment for learning outside the classroom.

At George Street we also care about staff well-being. Our well-being team are working hard to ensure that your work:life balance is carefully considered and that you feel an important part of the George Street team.

We are also passionate about developing future leaders in school. We are particularly looking for someone who will work alongside the Headteacher and SLT through action planning. Experience in leadership of Maths or Computing would be desirable. We celebrate achievement of teachers and ensure that every staff members’ voice counts. The school benefits from a very supportive governing body who will expect you to:

  • Continue to drive up standards in teaching and learning
  • Hold high expectations of pupil achievement and not set limits on learning
  • Provide a role model of aspirational, inspiring and enthusiastic learning for children and adults within our school
  • Show commitment to inclusive practice
  • Communicate and build effective relationships with all stakeholders
  • Adapt working practices in the spirit of continuous improvement

Interviews are likely be held during w/b 5th or 12th March.

We have rigorous Safeguarding Children Procedures and are committed to the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. George Street is committed to equality of opportunity.



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Contact details

Heather Freeman , Headteacher
George Street Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire HP2 5HJ

Telephone: 01442 255638
Fax: 01442 262720
Email: head@georgestreet.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.georgestreet.herts.sch.uk