Application Guidance & Safeguarding Documents

Apply online via Teach in Herts

Please complete the online application form (including personal statement) via the ‘apply for this job’ button on Teach in Herts (you will be required to set up a profile and also submit a covering letter). Your covering letter should not exceed the equivalent of 2 sides of A4 (font size no smaller than point 10) and should be distinct from the personal statement within the application form.

We do not accept CVs. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

If you have any queries about the application process, or if you would like to arrange a visit to look around the school, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Richardson, HR Officer: hr@ashlyns.herts.sch.uk.

When nominating referees, please provide a telephone number and email address. One of these must be the Headteacher of your current school, if you are currently employed as a teacher. Please note that, if you are shortlisted, your references will be taken up before the interview day.

If you are appointed, you will be required to complete an online Disclosure and Barring check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Criminal Records Self-Declaration Form. 

Ashlyns School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be updated regularly in line with statutory guidance.

As an equal opportunities employer, Ashlyns School is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Ashlyns School. We operate an anonymised shortlisting process.

Safeguarding Documents

Safer Recruitment Policy
Child Protection Policy
Staff Code of Conduct
Whistleblowing Policy