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Head of Physics

Rickmansworth SchoolHertfordshire

Head of Physics 

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c + R&R

(with potential to move to the leadership scale)

Full Time Permanent

Required for Easter 2022

Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with approx. 1455 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.

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.

This is a middle leadership post to lead the Physics Department and there is potential for an outstanding candidate to be appointed with areas of whole school responsibility on the leadership scale.

The successful candidate will:

Inspire, motivate and influence staff and students, taking a leading role in maintaining the highest standards within the School

Lead the physics team by providing a professional, positive, pro-active and creative approach

Line Manage teachers and support/technician staff as delegated through the line management structure

Attend and positively contribute to the middle leaders’ meetings

Model effective teaching and learning

Lead curriculum change

Take responsibility for overall behaviour management within the physics team to ensure a safe, secure and structured learning environment

Ensure that staff are given a full range of teaching experiences and allowed to develop different aspects of their teaching

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 14 January 2022

Interview date: W/C 17 January 2022  (or sooner on receipt of application)

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