Head of Department - Food Studies, Bushey, Hertfordshire

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Queens' SchoolBushey, Hertfordshire

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Start date: January 2019/Easter 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Department – Food Studies

MPS/UPS + London Fringe

Contract Term: Permanent

Start date: January 2019/Easter 2019

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and ambitious Head of Department, to join our thriving and highly regarded Design Department.  The post would suit an experienced teacher who is committed to teaching at the highest standard and raising the aspirations and achievements of our students. 

Our ideal candidate will: 

· Have a passion for the subject and the ability to share this will our students

· Have the resolve to make a real difference

· Have the ability to achieve excellent results

· Have the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team

We can offer:

· Happy and enthusiastic students who want to learn

· Supportive parents who value education

· A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment

· A strong commitment to professional development and progression

· A commitment to staff wellbeing

Queens’ is a thriving and oversubscribed school with a well-established reputation for academic achievement. At GCSE the Average Attainment 8 Grade was 5.68. 88% of students achieved a ‘Standard’ Pass or higher in English and Maths. Progress 8 was above average at +0.24.

We provide a safe, caring and challenging environment for learning, committed to the development of every student as an individual. We understand that while students have different gifts and talents we have a strong belief that everyone can be Great

In our last Ofsted Inspection, it was noted that Queens’ has a ‘highly regarded senior leadership team’; ‘pupils are clearly proud of their school and enjoy learning’ and ‘teaching and learning is at the top of the agenda.’

All staff benefit from high quality continuing professional development opportunities and there is a comprehensive Induction programme for NQT’s

Applications to the Headteacher, Jonathan Morrell, to include school application form, covering letter and full contact details of two referees applications@queens.herts.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

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More about Queens' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 224465
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Queens’ School was formed in 1969 as a result of the amalgamation of Alexandra School, founded in 1901 and Bushey Grammar School, founded in 1950.  Bushey Grammar school, originally called Watford Central School, was established in 1912. Both sc...