Posted on 29/08/2016 by David Owen
High-performing schools, high quality of life … it’s no wonder more teachers are choosing Hertfordshire
There are many good reasons to teach and work in Hertfordshire – vibrant culture, green spaces, excellent transport links to London, great restaurants and affordable cost of living compared to inner London. The destination of choice within Hertfordshire for those relocating from all over the country, it enjoys the highest quality of life outside of London – with far lower house prices.
Hertfordshire was listed as the third-best place to live in the UK in a quality of life index in November 2013. Several Hertfordshire villages were named in The Times as some of the top 30 best villages in Britain in 2013, whilst the county has the first garden cities: Letchworth and Welwyn. Hertfordshire is recognised as a great place to bring up a family, with plenty on offer within the county.
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.
Hertfordshire is recognised as one of the leading education authorities in the country, with over 184,500 children educated in a network of 534 schools across a range of urban and rural settings.
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 - ‘Exchanging Excellence’ - across the county’s educational settings. 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.
Talk to anyone involved in Hertfordshire education and they’ll tell you this success is down to a collaborative approach in which even “competing” schools support one another.
From newly qualified teachers, supply teachers, support staff 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.
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 185,000 children are educated in the county's network of 534 schools, which provides plenty of opportunity for you to move around and share your enthusiasm with a number of age groups and in a variety of settings.
If you choose to teach in Hertfordshire, Herts for Learning’s comprehensive programme of training courses will be available to you. These include induction conferences for NQTs, to help deal with the challenges of the first years; training for leaders on how to prepare for the new curriculum; and everything in between, including subject-specific training.
Relocating to work in a Hertfordshire school entitles you to a range of flexible benefits including a relocation package, please ask Uniform Education for more details.
Uniform Education work with over 100 partnership schools within Hertfordshire, and are able to open many doors for a NQT or an experienced teacher looking to further their career. Talk to you your fellow teacher friends and colleagues, recommend them to Uniform Education and you will receive £200 of high street vouchers per successful referral.
To take advantage of these fantastic teaching opportunities then contact Uniform Education for further details on 0203 794 8988 or email your current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org