Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    Easter or September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    8 December 2023

Job details

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Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£31,350.00 - £47,839.00 Annually (Actual) Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c + R&R

Head of Physics job summary

Head of Physics

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c + R&R

Full Time Permanent (0.8 FTE Considered)

Required for Easter or September 2024

Rickmansworth School is judged to be an outstanding school. We are 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 & 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 physics 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 physics 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 rated Outstanding 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 2023 is +0.55)

  • 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:

  • 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. 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.

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 26 February 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 27February 2024

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.



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About Rickmansworth School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1511 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with nearly 1455 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. The School’s admissions criteria gives preference to staff members’ children.

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