Working in Hertfordshire

From newly qualified Early Career Teachers through to school leaders, Hertfordshire is a hub for teachers and an ideal county in which to build your career. Hertfordshire prides itself on attracting exceptional teachers to inspire our students, supporting both to the highest level.

From primary, secondary, middle and special schools to academies, free schools and independent schools, all are passionate about delivering high standards for every child and young person. Schools and settings have a strong track record of working together and sharing best practice across the county’s educational settings.

If you are searching for the next step, or maybe the first step in your teaching career, Hertfordshire is well placed to offer teachers a broad scope of challenges and rewards. Whether this lies in a large urban secondary school or a more serene village primary, Hertfordshire provides a choice of career in a supportive, professional, attractive environment. Approximately 184,500 children are educated in the county's network of over 700 schools, which provides plenty of opportunity for you to move around, develop your practice and share your enthusiasm with a variety of settings.

HFL Education

HFL Education is a leading national provider of school improvement and business support services, training, and resources, which enable schools, educational settings and multi-academy trusts to deliver a great education.  Hertfordshire schools benefit from HFL support to achieve successful long-term outcomes for their children.

We believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live, their background or circumstances.

HFL is a not for profit business, dedicated to raising standards in teaching and reinvesting in children and young people.

By choosing to teach in Hertfordshire you can be assured that if you are committed and ambitious, you will be fully supported throughout your teaching career, whatever your position and whatever your career aspirations.

At the end of October 2023:

91.5% of Herts primary schools were graded good or better

90% of Herts secondary schools were graded good or better

With our support, Hertfordshire schools consistently achieve standards higher than the national average across a range of metrics. Here are just a few:

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HFL provides flexible, high-quality teaching, learning, leadership and business support to schools and education settings in Hertfordshire and beyond. The company helps outstanding schools remain outstanding and good settings to become great. It has a strong track record of supporting schools in making rapid required improvements in the journey to good or better.

Through HFL Education, Hertfordshire provides a comprehensive and full range of continuing professional development for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) through to Headteachers. Hertfordshire offers fantastic career development opportunities for ambitious, talented individuals, in a beautiful and varied county bordering London.

Relocating to work in a Hertfordshire school entitles you to a range of flexible benefits to enhance the remuneration package offered, including childcare vouchers; independent financial advice; discounts on health care, health and fitness centres and travel; and much more. It is entirely up to you which, if any, of the benefits you choose to take advantage of.

If you are passionate about teaching, committed to delivering education excellence and ready for a new challenge, make Hertfordshire your first choice for a rewarding career.

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