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 Geography teaching. There are generous resources and all teachers have their own classroom which includes a range of interactive technology. Geography colleagues benefit from the participation in the Prince’s Teaching Institute and their professional development is supported by senior colleagues who have a track record of outstanding examination results. Geography is popular at both GCSE and A-level and in recent years Geography students have visited Iceland, Italy, Dorset, the New Forest Wales and Norfolk. We are looking to appoint a geography teacher who understands the academic depth and potential of the subject, who is committed to developing students' critical thinking, their capacity to formulate, express ad manipulate argument and raise expectations of literacy, numeracy and scientific endeavour.
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 at 09.00.