Teacher of Science, Hertfordshire

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Roundwood Park SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: 1st Sep 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to join our high achieving and experienced Science team.

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. We are particularly interested to recruit a Chemist, but we will always prefer the right teaching skills and attributes over the specialism.

The Sciences are extremely popular and well-subscribed at Roundwood Park, and we have students aspiring to the very highest grades and the best university courses.

However, NQTs would begin with teaching at KS3 & 4. 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 www.roundwoodpark.co.uk

Visits are very much encouraged before you apply.  If you would like to visit, please contact Ian Stowe, HR Manager, on 01582 714031 or email i.stowe@roundwoodpark.co.uk  

Please take particular note of the following instructions in respect of the application process:

  • Your application should comprise a completed Application Form, either using the on-line form and process provided by the web recruitment platform where you see this advert, or a Word document template (from the school website Vacancies page), together with a letter or personal statement addressed to Alan Henshall, Headteacher, of no more than two sides of A4, explaining how you meet the requirements for this role
  • If you use the Word template, your application should be submitted electronically to Ian Stowe, HR Manager, at i.stowe@roundwoodpark.co.uk .

 

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 Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

The closing date is 9am on Tuesday 3rd December.  However, we may be interviewing as we go, so an early application is strongly recommended.

Closing date: 03/12/2019 09:00:00
Interview date: TBA

Roundwood Park is a forward-looking and ambitious 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1,250 students on roll.

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. We have particular expertise in Languages, Maths and Computing.

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. The three schools are working together to build the Katherine Warington school in Harpenden which will join our Trust.

We are also 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 group (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



More about Roundwood Park School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roundwood Park, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 3AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1582 765344
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