Director of Learning for Key Stage 4, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Rickmansworth SchoolRickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR2c
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

• Good Ofsted rating  

• Progress 8 for GCSE is the significantly positive 0.33 

• Excellent CPD opportunities  

• We are proud of our close community connections 

• Admission preference is given to staffs’ children 

• We are partially selective 

• £3.5m school expansion  

• The School is in a strong, stable financial position in this challenging climate 

• We have an outstanding wellbeing programme offering  

o Childcare vouchers 

o Flu jabs  

o Access to the Fitness Suite and swimming pool  

o Pilates classes 

o Yoga class 

o Free eye tests 

• Reputation of academic excellence 

• Pearsons Award finalists – we are the highest School to have awards given by students.  Over the last 2 years we have had 3 national finalists 

• First class student support within an inspirational environment 

• Specialisms are in Science and the Performing Arts 

• We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life 

• Our teachers are highly trained, dedicated and determined to help every child succeed  A

bout the Key Stage: 

• Students are highly motivated to achieve their potential 

• Students follow a curriculum based on the eBacc subjects allowing a further 3 or 4 option subjects 

• Approximately 70% of students study a Modern Foreign Language at Key Stage 4 

• Approximately 60% of students study Triple Science at Key Stage 4 

• The Deputy Head of Key Stage is a member of the support staff team and administrate support is available  

• We have very strong links with external agencies to provide specialist support for students 

• There is extensive support and resources to implement effective intervention strategies at Key Stage and subject level 

• We take every opportunity to celebrate the students’ academic and non-academic achievement 

• We provide extensive guidance for parents to support their child’s academic and personal development  

• The school has a full time Careers Advisor who provides outstanding guidance and facilitates work experience for Key Stage 4 

• There is an extensive extra-curricular and enrichment programme including residential trips, day visits and Prom 

• Experienced and supportive Line Management    

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Director of Learning to lead this highly successful Key Stage.  The successful applicant will be an outstanding practitioner who has the vision, energy and drive to ensure every child achieves their potential whilst developing into well rounded successful individuals.   

Full details of the job can be found on our website   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 details can be obtained from the website, by calling the School on 01923 726917 or by email to  If you would like to visit the School, please contact Mrs Spinks, Headteacher’s PA on the above details.  

Deadline:  8.00 am - Monday 19 March 2018 

Interview date:  To be confirmed

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More about Rickmansworth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 773 296
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