Science Teacher

Roundwood Park SchoolHertfordshire

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to join our high achieving and experienced Science team. Our preference would be that your specialist subject should be Physics or Chemistry. We offer a comprehensive induction and development programme for all new staff, and we are always keen to support and work with NQTs. Roundwood Park prides itself in identifying talent and developing its staff. Roundwood Park is a forward looking and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1265 students on roll and enjoys a very good local reputation. We offer a comprehensive induction programme for all new staff. As a school graded ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED, we were one of the first schools in the county to convert to Academy status in 2011. Roundwood Park is a school with a strong reputation as an innovative and exciting place in which to learn and to teach. It is a place where traditional values of smart appearance, excellent behaviour and acting with integrity mingle with modern learning and high academic standards. Additional information about the school can be found on our website. We should be very pleased to meet with you if you would like to visit before you apply and if there is some way that this can be organised, consistent with whatever restrictions are in force in January. If you would like to visit, please email our HR Manager, Ian Stowe (email address below). If you are viewing this vacancy on a web recruitment platform, application is via the form and process on that platform. If on our school website, your application should be submitted using the Word document application form on our Vacancies page and emailed to Ian Stowe, HR Manager, at i.stowe@roundwoodpark.co.uk Either way, your personal statement or covering letter is of particular importance, and must set out why you believe you are a good candidate for this role. We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare and an equal opportunities employer. We will need to obtain references in advance of interview for any candidate short-listed, and all job offers are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. We will close the advert and interview as soon as we have a strong short list, so early applications are encouraged.

Closing date: 14/01/2021 09:00:00

Interview date: TBC

Roundwood Park is a forward-looking and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1,250 students on roll. Whilst our school is rated as outstanding by Ofsted we are far from complacent. Our success is largely because of our strong educational philosophy, our determination to bring about continuous improvement and the fact that every child really does matter to us. Roundwood Park is a school with a strong reputation as an innovative and exciting place in which to learn and to teach. We are a place where traditional values of smart appearance, excellent behaviour and acting with integrity mingle with modern learning and high academic standards. Our clear definition of the characteristics of the Roundwood Park leaver as a happy young adult who is not only well-qualified, but also a well-rounded individual, means that students leave us with optimism, self-confidence and a desire to change the world for the better. The key to our success lies in our ‘Aspire’ programme, which builds on the many years of experience of teaching students from Harpenden and its surrounding villages. 'Aspire’ develops learning habits which, in addition to knowledge, allow our students to become resilient, resourceful and creative as they develop as learners. They develop these habits not only in their lessons but in the many extra-curricular opportunities, sporting and musical events and on trips and visits within the UK or abroad which we offer. We have also cemented our close working relationship with our outstanding partners at neighbouring Sir John Lawes and St George’s schools by forming a Trust together which incorporates the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research. We are working together to support the new Katherine Warington School which is in its first year and of which I am the Executive Headteacher. This school has also joined us in the Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust. We are proud to be members of the Alban Teaching School Alliance and we work closely with our neighbouring schools in St Albans and Harpenden via the St Albans and Harpenden Secondary School Headteachers association (STASSH). The students and staff of Roundwood Park always offer a warm welcome to visitors and there is always so much going on. Why not visit us to experience LIFE at Roundwood Park for yourself? We are confident that you will be inspired by what you see. Alan Henshall Headteacher.

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com

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