43 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    19 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    14 January 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    22 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subject
Physics
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS + TLR2c + R&R

Job summary

Head of Physics
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c + R&R
(with potential to move to the leadership scale)
Full Time Permanent
Required for Easter 2022

Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with approx. 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.

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.

This is a middle leadership post to lead the Physics Department and there is potential for an outstanding candidate to be appointed with areas of whole school responsibility on the leadership scale.

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
Lead curriculum change
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 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.

Deadline for applications: 08:00 Friday 14 January 2022
Interview date: W/C 17 January 2022 (or sooner on receipt of application)

Applying for the job

Please complete the attached application form and return 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
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1384 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01923 773296

About Rickmansworth School

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.

Arranging a visit to Rickmansworth School

School visits are welcome, please contact 01923 773296

School location

Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ

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