Head of Chemistry
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c + R&R
Full Time Permanent
Required April 2024
Rickmansworth School is judged to be an outstanding school . It is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with around 1540 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next year. 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 £6M recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation and Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes 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.
The School’s admissions criteria gives preference to staff members’ children ( as there is a demonstrable skill shortage for this post, the successful candidate could apply for a priority admission place for their own child ).
The successful candidate will:
Inspire, motivate and influence staff and students, taking a leading role in maintaining the highest standards within the School
Lead the chemistry team by providing a professional, positive, pro-active and creative approach
Line Manage teachers and support/technician staff as delegated through the line management structure
Attend and positively contribute to the middle leaders’ meetings
Model effective teaching and learning and lead curriculum development
Take responsibility for overall behaviour management within the chemistry team to ensure a safe, secure and structured learning environment
Ensure that staff are given a full range of teaching experiences and allowed to develop different aspects of their teaching
We can offer you:
Excellent CPD opportunities
A school 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 2022 was +0.53 and +0.55 in 2023)
Admission criteria where preference is given to staffs’ children
A school which invests heavily in the future with £6M 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:
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. Further details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to email@example.com.
We are required for only shortlisted candidates to conduct online searches about an applicant as part of our shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023 in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. On signing the declaration on application you will be agreeing to the acknowledgement that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process.
Deadline for applications: 08:00 Monday 11 December 2023
Interviews: W/C 11 or 18 December 2023
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
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