Assistant Headteacher - Early Years Lead

The Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre, Dunmow
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Job Ref No. ECC5457-152L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership Scale Points 1-5 (£42,195 - £46,566)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c Monday 3rd May 2021  

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We are seeking to appoint a talented individual to join us as Assistant Headteacher (Early Years Lead) at The Helena Romanes School. This newly-created role is an exciting and unique opportunity.

From September 2021, our school will become an all-through school and will begin admitting a small number of students into its primary phase. The primary phase will grow incrementally over the subsequent six years. Our primary provision will initially be based on our current site. It is planned that, from September 2023, the provision will relocate to a world-class, purpose built site close to our current location.

The successful applicant will work alongside the recently appointed Headteacher of the Primary Phase and the Trust's primary leads to ensure that students at HRS receive an education of the highest quality. As the school grows, there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to undertake additional whole-school responsibilities in order to support their continuing professional development.

With the support of the Headteacher, and the Saffron Academy Trust, the successful candidate will have the rare opportunity to build the Early Years phase from the ground up, developing a curriculum that prepares children for, and takes advantage of, the opportunities of the all-through provision.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and leader who has a proven record of success with the drive and experience to secure outstanding outcomes through creative and innovative approaches to learning.

We are looking for someone who:

· has a track record of school improvement and curriculum innovation

· has successful leadership experience

· is an exemplary classroom practitioner and is able to model their outstanding practice

· has high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour

· has excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills with the ability to lead, motivate, inspire and support colleagues

· is committed to working in partnership with our parents and the local community

Why choose our school?

• We are a welcoming, friendly and caring school

• We offer excellent opportunities for professional development and a bespoke programme of support and training based on individual needs

• We are part of the highly successful Saffron Academy Trust

• We have strong links with local primary schools

• Transport links are excellent, with the A120, M11 and Stansted airport close by

Full details of the vacancy (and further information about the school) can be found on the school website. If you have any queries, please contact Ceri Weston on 01371 872560, or by email at

In order to apply for the position please write a letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining how your skills and experience have prepared you for the role. The letter must be accompanied by an application form,

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th April, 2021 at 9am. Interviews will be held week beginning 3rd May, 2021.

Information about the School

The Helena Romanes School & Sixth Form Centre is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We are committed to raising student achievement by providing a rich and challenging curriculum delivered by high quality staff. Excellent opportunities exist for professional development.

All applications must be made using our application form. Please visit for more information

Visits to the school to meet with our students and staff are welcomed, Please contact Sue Este, HR Manager to arrange a convenient appointment or to answer any questions that you may have.

The school is a popular and successful 11-18 comprehensive situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside with good communications to London and the South East and is approximately 7 miles from Stansted Airport.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sue Este
The Helena Romanes School
Parsonage Downs, Dunmow
Essex, CM6 2AU
Telephone: 01371 872560

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