2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    27 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L9 - L13 (Fringe Area)

Job summary

Salary L9 - L13 (Fringe Area)
Required 1st September 2021

Due to the expansion of our school we are seeking to appoint a positive and forward-thinking Assistant Headteacher to join our Senior Leadership Team in the post of Director of Sixth Form. Successful candidates will offer creativity and imagination with the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire staff and students; combining professional integrity with high expectations of their self and others.
We are looking to recruit an individual with experience of Sixth Form Leadership in advance of receiving our first cohort of Year 12 students in September 2022. This post holder will be responsible for developing our post-16 offer, ensuring that we can offer the right pathway for every student and help them secure the next stage of their education.

We can offer:
• Talented students and staff
• A competitive salary: a five point scale from L9-13 (Fringe Area)
• A low teaching load
• Admission arrangements favourable to children of staff
• A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school.
• The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
• The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
• Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

We would like you to have:

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• Evidence of continuing and recent professional development relevant to senior leadership

Knowledge & Experience
• Substantial and successful track record of teaching 11 to 18 including A Level
• A proven track record in Sixth Form leadership or as a member of a Sixth Form Leadership team
• Understanding of current educational issues
• Understanding of effective pedagogy
• Understanding of how data can be used to drive up standards through intelligent intervention programmes

Personal qualities
• Ability to lead by example, take responsibility and to be accountable
• Ability to inspire others to follow through strong communication skills, good influencing skills and clear thinking
• Ability to hold people to account effectively
• Proven solution-provider
• Intellectual curiosity
• Passion for education in its widest sense
• Drive, sense of purpose, commitment and perseverance
• Well-developed emotional intelligence
• Excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills
• Flexibility and sensitivity to the needs of individuals
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
• Enthusiasm, common sense and good humour
• Willingness to reflect on and evaluate performance within the context of a team
• Outstanding classroom practitioner who inspires and is respected by students
• High levels of resilience and optimism
• A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours. We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Tours of the School Site
To arrange a tour, please contact Dawn Gamble, (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Employee benefits

Fringe area salary
A brand new school - opened in Sep 2020
Opportunity to develop sixth form in advance of receiving our first cohort of Year 12 in Sep 22

Applying for the job

How to make an application:
• The Appointment Brief contains a job description and a wealth of information to inform your application. To apply please complete the Danes Educational Trust Leadership Application Form which can be downloaded from this or the school website
• Please submit your application form with a letter of application (of no more than two sides of A4, minimum font size 11) detailing:
o How your skills, knowledge and experience match the school’s requirements for the Assistant Headteacher post of Director of Sixth Form
o Your strategy for developing our sixth form over the next 3 years
• Completed applications to be emailed to Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager, by 9.00am on Monday 10th May 2021. Please email to recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
• Interviews will take place across two days: 14th and 17th May 2021

Website: www.croxleydanes.org.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk
School Address: Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3 3LR

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW
Tel: Dawn Gamble 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
477 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
07917 035962

About Croxley Danes School

Thank you for your interest in Croxley Danes School. This is an extremely exciting time to join School as September 2020, the school opened its brand new permanent accommodation at Baldwins Lane Green, including a building with capacity over 1200 students. The site comprises 12.3 hectares. far surpasses need six form entry school, therefore space afforded students on is, compared other local schools, second none. Furthermore, has been meticulously designed ensure both and staff experience first-class learning environment. More details about (and images of) can be found here Educational Trust currently schools: St Clement School, Chancellor’s Onslow Audrey’s De Havilland Primary Elstree Screen Arts Academy. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE CEO of Trust. She was Headteacher 20 years. National Leader Education, DfE Advisor oversight all five schools. If appointed, will benefit from teaching within established, outstanding whilst also contributing education first cohorts stage development. We are heavily over-subscribed 660 across Years 7-10 who aspirational, confident have excellent attitudes learning. They proud being excited future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they delightful teach fun classroom. Their behaviour excellent. look talented committed people work hard keep them, helping them reach their full potential. In return we offer exceptional CPD through Herts & Bucks Teaching Alliance. You should possess communication organisational skills, working, flexible professional. high expectations students, colleagues yourself, displaying energy enthusiasm out classroom, school’s overall success. A willingness contribute areas life would welcome. team happy stable one; capable, conscientious self-motivated learners. Have our website's news pages get taste student or follow us Twitter @croxleydanes. watch students' video below which prepared last year's Open Day September. close beautiful countryside - Google Chess Valley Metropolitan line into London. few minutes Jct 18 M25, towns regularly voted some best places UK live raise family and, although affluent part country, there plenty affordable housing nearby Watford surroundings. I want strong community. share commitment educational excellence, hear you. choose apply job Trust, happy, successful making wise investment future career. like organise visit if discuss any position more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk. Trust’s core values are: value joy together encourage everyone feel optimistic how shape it support individuals developing resilience enable respond change grow result wellbeing learn schools provide equality opportunity safe secure environment Websites – www.croxleydanes.org.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk MR S THOMPSON HEADTEACHER

Arranging a visit to Croxley Danes School

Please contact Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

School location

Baldwins Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3LR

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