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. The government’s analysis of examination results has placed the school’s performance in the top 5% of schools nationally over the last decade. The school is committed to developing its teachers and to fostering the development of outstanding teaching. It is a personalised community, committed to creating careers for people. We are experienced in supporting NQTs and indeed enjoy this aspect of staff development but we have had equal success in fostering the careers of colleagues who join having taught in other schools or who have had other careers. Teachers appointed on the mainscale receive, in addition to their salary, the Holland Park School Allowance.
Teachers provide outstanding teaching; much is driven, accomplished and dynamic. Written feedback to students is a central part of our offering, particularly in literary subjects where prose has to be developed and honed. There are generous resources and the successful candidate will have their spacious own classroom which benefits from a range of interactive technology, brand new teaching resources and large open environment conducive to teaching the practical elements of the discipline. In addition to teaching within the curriculum, drama is enriched through extracurricular activities including student and staff productions (this December it is Guys and Dolls), work with the Shakespeare Schools Foundation and a weekly drama club. Your professional development is supported by one of the school’s Assistant Headteachers. Drama is popular with students from Year 7 to GCSE. Drama sits alongside the English team, and the school’s teacher of drama frequently teaches some English to Key Stage Three.
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 Monday 14th October 2019.