This job expired on 15 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    4 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Design and technology
Working pattern
Part time
(0.5) 16.25 hours a week
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

Teacher of Technology (including Food Technology)

Salary: MPS/UPS including fringe allowance
Part Time permanent (0.5FTE)

Required for January 2022 or earlier

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. The School’s admissions criteria gives preference to staff members’ children.

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.

Following the ‘resurrection’ of Technology at Rickmansworth School, the opportunity has arisen to appoint a part time Teacher of Technology. The post will require the successful applicant to deliver Technology mainly to KS3 for the majority of their timetable. This position will require teaching across four days per week with at least one full day off per week plus other half-days.

The successful candidate will:

Be an outstanding teacher of Technology up to GCSE Level
Teach students using a variety of teaching and learning strategies, ensuring that lessons are stimulating, differentiated and delivered at pace
Be responsible and accountable for the learning and progress of every student
Have a sound understanding of current Health & Safety guidance and legislation relating to safe working practices in Technology education
Contribute to department planning for learning; this includes writing schemes of work or long-term plans and creating and sharing resources
Assess students’ achievements regularly according to School policy

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 2019 was +0.38)
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, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to

Deadline for applications: 08:00 Friday 15 October 2021
Interview date: WC 18 October 2021 (or on receipt of application)

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Supporting documents

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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.

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School location

Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ

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