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Characterful Hertfordshire is favoured by commuters who enjoy the relative ease of travelling into London.
From historical cities such as St Albans to the garden cities of Welwyn and Letchworth, the county offers a blend of medieval history and urban living, with a wealth of period townhouses and charming cottages close to modern amenities.
Teachers in Hertfordshire will benefit from the wide range and diversity of schools in and around the county – one of the reasons that Herts has been named the UK’s best place to raise a family.
Although there are good links to London throughout the county, those who live in South Hertfordshire will especially benefit from a fast Thameslink connection through the centre of the capital, making teaching jobs in London a viable option.
How much is the cost of living in Hertfordshire?
According to the UK Government, the typical house price in Hertfordshire was 36% higher than the national average, at £425,455. However, this is still significantly cheaper than the average London house price which currently stands at £542,311. Hertfordshire covers multiple areas, with some being cheaper than others.
Hertfordshire in numbers:
Teaching in Hertfordshire
Let’s explore the statistics of the 610 schools and colleges in and around Hertfordshire:
Ofsted ratings in Hertfordshire
- 119 schools were rated ‘outstanding’
- 377 schools were rated ‘good’
- 32 schools ‘required improvement’
- 9 schools were rated ‘inadequate’
School types in Hertfordshire
- 163 academies
- 359 maintained schools
- 52 independent schools
- 32 special schools
- 4 colleges
- 503 primary schools
- 153 secondary schools
- 129 schools for ages 16 to 18
Why choose Hertfordshire teaching jobs?
Here are just some of the benefits of teaching in Hertfordshire:
- House prices can be high depending on the area, but an excellent property investment which is likely to continue to increase in value
- London is a convenient distance away – any town on the Bedford-Brighton Thameslink service is especially commuter friendly, offering teachers the opportunity to commute easily, even to South London
- There’s a diverse range of schools for virtually all faiths and ages
- Most areas boast period properties of all sizes
At Engage Education we have teaching vacancies for all subjects, schools and styles of teaching, meaning that whatever your specific requirements, we’ll be able to find a teaching job in Hertfordshire to suit you.
Why find a teaching job with Engage?
Our Watford office is located in the centre, with great train and bus connections to many of the surrounding Hertfordshire towns including Bricket Wood, Garston, Park Street, Chiswell Green and St. Albans. Being in such a well-connected location, we’ve built up strong local knowledge and relationships with schools in Hertfordshire. In fact, we’re a preferred supplier on the Herts for Learning Framework, meaning we can help talented teachers find their dream jobs in some of the best schools in Herts. Once we’ve placed you in your dream teaching job, we continue to offer support throughout your career. Being so close by, it’s easy to have a chat with us whenever you need some advice.
Are teachers in demand in Hertfordshire?
Being such a popular area for families to raise their children, there’s a constant demand for high-quality teachers in Herts schools. This makes it an ideal place to move if you’re in search of a new teaching role.
What’s a teacher’s salary in Hertfordshire?
According to Glassdoor, the average yearly salary for a teacher in St Albans, Hertfordshire is £35,843. The amount will vary on which town in Hertfordshire the school is located but this is roughly the average salary for many teachers.
Is Hertfordshire a nice place to live?
Hertfordshire is a beautiful area of England with charming villages, and thriving towns with markets, culture and independent shops. Surrounded by beautiful nature, you won’t be short of outdoor activities at the weekends. Being so close to London, it’s also perfect for commuters who want somewhere more affordable and rural to live than in the capital.
How far is London to Hertfordshire by train?
London isn’t far away — the journey from St Albans to King’s Cross St Pancras by train takes 17 minutes and the fastest route from Watford Junction to London Euston is a mere 14-minute train ride. There are also some Hertfordshire tube stations on the London Underground: Watford, Croxley, Chorleywood and Rickmansworth. London’s world-class museums are ideal for school trips.
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