We encourage you to read our website very carefully and familiarise yourself with our 2014 Ofsted report, our prospectus, candidate information pack and application form for the post. What will be clear to you is that you are applying to an extremely successful school and one with a decidedly clear ethos of achievement. We moved, in November 2012, into a brand new £80 million school. The school became an Academy in September 2013 and was recognised by the Department for Education as a Teaching School in 2015. In 2017, the school’s results profile placed it in the top 5% of schools nationally for the sixth consecutive year. The school is committed to developing its teachers and to fostering the development of outstanding teaching. The school is a personalised community which is committed to creating careers for people. It is experienced in supporting NQTs and indeed enjoys this aspect of staff development but it has had equal success in fostering the careers of colleagues who join having taught in other schools or have had other careers.
Teachers provide outstanding Music teaching. There are generous resources and all Music teachers have their own large and stunningly equipped classrooms which benefit from state of the art Apple Mac technology and there is also a professional standard music recording studio. There is an exciting extra-curricular programme which includes a choir led by one of the school’s Deputy Heads and an orchestra led by a Leading Practitioner in Music; we would wish for the successful candidate to contribute to these aspects of school life. Students study GCSE Music in vertical teaching groups comprising of students in Years 9, 10 and 11. This is common practice across all GCSE option subjects and it is enormously successful.
Teachers at Holland Park School enjoy a significant bettering of conditions in as far as they are given an additional five-day holiday in the summer and, for all staff, INSET and training is offered during the working week and not part of discrete days. Members of staff on the Main Pay Range are the beneficiaries of the Holland Park allowance, a generous benefit intended to support colleagues in their first years of teaching.
An application form that should be completed electronically is available from the school’s website: http://www.hollandparkschool.co.uk/vacancies/train-and-teach-with-us. Early application is encouraged as we will seek to interview and appoint on receipt. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd May 2018.