This section includes information about education standards in Hertfordshire, our schools and other education settings, Herts for Learning (the UK’s largest schools’ company), and working and living in Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire is one of the most highly performing education authorities in England. Schools consistently achieve standards well above national averages. The county is committed to providing high-quality education and support for all children in every school and setting from early years, through to further education.
Ofsted data released in August 2017 shows the percentage of schools good and outstanding in Hertfordshire has increased over the year (from 90.5% in August 2016 to 91.7% in August 2017) and remains higher than both the national and statistical neighbour figures (of 89.2% and 89.1% respectively).
The percentage of schools good and outstanding in Hertfordshire has increased by 1.2% over the year, compared to 1.2% nationally and 2.3% for our statistical neighbours.
Not only is Hertfordshire a great place to teach, it is a desirable setting to raise a family and educate your own children. With over 520 publically funded schools ranging from rural to urban settings, there is a wealth of choice from which to find your perfect job and develop your career.
Herts for Learning
Herts for Learning (HfL) is the UK’s largest Schools’ Company. Originally developed from Hertfordshire Local Authority’s education services, HfL launched in September 2013 and is 80% owned by schools in Hertfordshire and 20% owned by Hertfordshire County Council. 98.9% of schools in Hertfordshire now own a share in the company. HfL is a financially sustainable, not for profit business, dedicated to raising standards in teaching and reinvesting in children.
HfL provides flexible, high- quality teaching, learning, leadership and business support to schools and education settings in Hertfordshire and beyond. It has a strong track record of supporting schools in making rapid required improvements in the journey to good or better.
Through Herts for Learning and the Teaching School Alliances, Hertfordshire provides a comprehensive and full range of continuing professional development for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) through to headteachers. Together they offer fantastic career development opportunities for ambitious, talented individuals, in a beautiful and varied county bordering London.
For more information visit, www.hertsforlearning.co.uk