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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 December 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    18 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
MPS/UPS incl. fringe allowance
Actual salary

Job summary

Geography Teacher
Salary: MPS/UPS incl. Fringe
Possibility of TLR2c for Head of Department
Part-Time Permanent (0.6 FTE)

Required for January 2022

Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with nearly 1400 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next five years. Academic results are strong at KS4 and KS5 with the vast majority of students securing their first choice university destinations.

The School is in a very strong, stable financial position with over £4M recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation & Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes fortnightly well-being periods, access to our fitness suite and swimming pool, flu vaccinations and complimentary eye tests. Our students enjoy learning and are an absolute pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.

About the Geography Department
At KS3 students develop a wide range of skills through studying a number of topics. Where possible topics are delivered using a variety of case studies from all over the world, often with the student’s digital device at the heart of the learning.

At KS4 Geography is a popular and successful option. In recent years, approximately half of students achieved a grade 7-9 following the AQA syllabus. We consistently have 4 teaching groups in Year 10 and 4 groups in Year 11 (over 200 students in total).

At KS5 Geography is an increasingly popular option at A Level. We currently have 2 teaching groups in Year 12 and 1 teaching group in Year 13 (over 60 students). 92% of our students have achieved grades A*-C in the last three years following the AQA A Level syllabus. The department has developed a high level of expertise in the NEA component of the A Level course also.

Extra-curricular provision and field trips form a strong part of the ethos of the Department. We have traditionally offered an annual visit to Iceland and a week-long residential field course is a regular fixture in our A Level calendar.

This role would provide an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding Geography teacher who wishes to further develop their career in a successful school with outstanding behaviour.

We can offer you:

Excellent CPD opportunities
A school 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 2020-21 was +0.53)
Admission criteria where preference is given to staffs’ children
A school which invests heavily in the future with £3.5m recent school expansion and strong ongoing financial support from our Foundation and PTA
A hugely talented and cohesive support staff
An outstanding wellbeing programme offering:
Flu jabs
Free access to our first-class fitness suite and swimming pool
Complimentary eye tests

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Application forms and further details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to applications@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk.

Additional allowances

There is a possibility of TLR2c for Head of Department role.

Applying for the job

Please complete the School's Teaching application form.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1384 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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 +0.25 (sig +ve) and EBacc 40%, whilst at A level almost 50% entries achieved A* -B grades, with 100% students securing first choice destinations.

Arranging a visit to Rickmansworth School

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School location

Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ

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