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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    9 April 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Business studies, Geography, Physical education, Religious education, Science

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

Recruitment & retention allowance: £3,000 available

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • have an expert knowledge of the process of learning and effective pedagogy;
  • be well-informed in (and possibly contribute to) current educational research;
  • be an innovative and creative thinker;
  • be solution-focussed in their approach to challenges;
  • understand how to affect change;
  • demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • show enthusiasm, common sense and good humour;
  • embody the school’s values of Responsibility, Respect and Resilience;
  • have the desire to progress further in their career; and
  • have the ability to make a difference to staff and students.

We will provide you with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation for both job satisfaction and career development.

What the school offers its staff

The Priory School:

  • is oversubscribed;
  • has happy, disciplined students who are eager to achieve their best;
  • has a well-qualified, hard-working and committed staff who enjoy working at the school;
  • has students who all have a Chromebook;
  • promotes learning outside the classroom though our TPS Awards and DofE programme;
  • has a Specialist Resource Provision hub for students with SLCN and ASD;
  • is committed to innovation and excellence;
  • actively promotes staff wellbeing;
  • works in a well-established and successful sixth form consortium;
  • retained Ofsted Good in October 2022;
  • has undergone a £6 million facilities upgrade; and
  • is situated on a modern, attractive greenbelt campus in Hitchin with excellent transport links to London, Cambridge and beyond.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Priory School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1243 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are an oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational Foundation School with over 1,250 students on role. The school is part of the Post 16 Hitchin Consortium with over 800 students. The school is situated in the greenbelt on a 27-acre site with ample parking. Over the last couple of years, the school has seen over £6 million of investment in our school estate; a new 6th Form block, new learning support facilities, and a 3G pitch and pavilion. The school has also been able to invest in technologies to reduce our energy consumption.

At The Priory School we aim to embed our core values of Responsibility, Respect and Resilience by delivering outstanding learning opportunities and building meaningful relationships with our stakeholders. We have created a learning environment that raises students’ aspirations and promotes academic achievement. 

New colleagues will be provided with the right balance of support, challenge and stimulation for both job satisfaction and career development. Teaching is a rewarding but pressured profession and we look to support the wellbeing of all our staff. ‘Staff are loyal and committed to the school. Leaders support them well. The systems and processes used in the school do not add to staff workload.’ Ofsted October 2022

The market town of Hitchin is a highly sought-after destination with excellent local amenities and transport links. Central London and Cambridge are within 30 minutes’ travel by rail and our nearest airport is 20 minutes by road.

Website: http://www.priory.herts.sch.uk/

Twitter page: https://twitter.com/TPS_Hitchin

Arranging a visit to The Priory School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email emma.sangster@priory.herts.sch.uk.

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