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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 8:00 am

  • Date listed

    16 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L9 - L10

Job summary

This is a Senior Leadership Team post to lead the Technology Department and also undertake whole-school operational and strategic responsibilities, principally related to the STEM agenda. This role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious middle leader to progress into a senior leadership role and has become vacant due to the School’s renewed focus on Technology provision. The School is currently investing £400,000 to resurrect and reinvigorate our technology provision, including the total renovation of the School’s Technology Block which will be transformed into the new Innovation and Design Centre ready for September 2021. As part of this investment, the School’s PTA are contributing over £30,000 towards the provision of Denford F1 equipment and the Rickmansworth School Foundation is purchasing additional machinery. The successful candidate will be able to have a significant input into the renovation project and have the opportunity to develop the School’s future STEM provision.

The successful candidate will:
Take the lead on a small number of whole school areas of responsibility, including the line management of a small number of departments
Lead the Technology department by providing a professional, positive, pro-active and creative approach
52,568Be an excellent teacher of Technology and model best practice for others in the team
Support the Senior Leadership Team in implementing whole school practice, policy and vision
Model excellent learning and teaching
Lead curriculum change across the School by successfully working with and across key STEM subject areas

Employee benefits

We can offer you:
Excellent CPD opportunities
A school currently rated Good by Ofsted where students’ behaviour is exemplary
A professional working environment where teamwork is highly valued
A partially selective school with a focus on academic achievement (Progress 8 in 2019 is +0.4 and in 2020 was +0.7)
Admission criteria where preference is given to staff’s children
A School which invests heavily in the future with £4m on recent school expansion and strong ongoing financial support from our Foundation and PTA
A School in a strong, stable financial position in this challenging climate, with a healthy lettings income
An outstanding wellbeing programme offering:
Flu jabs
Free access to our first-class Fitness Suite and swimming pool
Complimentary eye tests

Applying for the job

Please complete the School's application and forward to applications@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1346 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01923 773296

About Rickmansworth School

Rickmansworth School is an 11-19 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective converter academy with 1260 on roll, expanding to 1450 over the next five years. Judged 'Good' by Ofsted (November 2017). Staff development was recognised as an area of excellence by Challenge Partners (March 2018), with 3 staff achieving national finals in the last 2 years. Academic results are strong with a GCSE Progress 8 score of +0.67 (sig +ve).

Arranging a visit to Rickmansworth School

For an informal discussion about the School and the post, please contact Matt Fletcher, Headteacher via head@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk

School location

Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ

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