Teacher of Science (Preferably Physics), Hertfordshire

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Queens' SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An enthusiastic, dynamic and ambitious teacher of Science (preferably Physics) to join our thriving and highly regarded Science Department.  The post would suit an experienced or newly qualified teacher who is committed to teaching at the highest standard and raising the aspirations and achievements of our students.  

Our ideal candidate will: 

• Have a passion for the subject and the ability to share this will our students

• Have the resolve to make a real difference

• Have the ability to achieve excellent results

• Have the capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team

We can offer:

• Happy and enthusiastic students who want to learn

• Supportive parents who value education

• A professionally stimulating and supportive working environment

• A strong commitment to professional development and progression

• A commitment to staff wellbeing

Queens’ is a thriving and oversubscribed school with a well-established reputation for academic achievement. At GCSE the Average Attainment 8 Grade was 5.88.  88% of students achieved a ‘Standard’ Pass or higher in English and Maths.  Progress 8 was above average at +0.40.

We provide a safe, caring and challenging environment for learning, committed to the development of every student as an individual.  We understand that while students have different gifts and talents we have a strong belief that everyone can be Great.  

In our last Ofsted Inspection, it was noted that Queens’ has a ‘highly regarded senior leadership team’; ‘pupils are clearly proud of their school and enjoy learning’ and ‘teaching and learning is at the top of the agenda.’

All staff benefit from high quality continuing professional development opportunities and there is a comprehensive Induction programme for NQT’s

Applications to the Headteacher, Jonathan Morrell, to include school application form, covering letter and full contact details of two referees applications@queens.herts.sch.uk

Since joining Queens' Science department in September, I was made to feel incredibly supported and I quickly felt part of this fantastic team. The Head of Science always prioritises the wellbeing of his teachers and promotes the importance of a work-life balance. Both of which are essential to ensuring we all teach our best lessons, every day. The department has an effective system in place to streamline the assessment and feedback process, while maximising the value to students, of the marking that we do. 

Outside of the classroom, Science are known in the school for being a close-knit group of lively, sociable friends, where everyone is made to feel part of the team from their very first day at Queens'.

Helena, Chemistry 

I started working at Queens' nearly two years ago and I would highly recommend that you come visit and put in an application to work here. I have taught in four other schools and this is by far the happiest I have been. There are three things that make this Science department wonderful. First, it is a diverse (in terms of both experience and background) and supportive group of people who have a really nice time together, for example during our weekly cake club. Second, we are trusted as professionals to do our job without being micromanaged but the support is available from our amazing Head of Science if we ask. Finally, Queens' has made a real effort to improve our wellbeing and work-life balance. We have a maximum of one after school meeting or event a week, finish at 3pm and the marking workload is actually manageable (for the first time in my career!). I am planning to stay here and hope you come and join.


Physics Teacher and Lead Practitioner

The Queens' School department is a lovely place to work. Everyone is very friendly and supports each other in every way possible. This is reflected in the fact that I am a long standing member of the Science Department. Also the early finish at 3pm  has allows for a more positive work life balance. Further it has enabled me to pick up my children from their respective schools.


Chemistry teacher

I started Queens' as an NQT and love it. Queens' science department is a sociable and lively place, the support is always there and everyone goes out of their way to make you feel involved. The children are at the forefront of everyone's minds at Queens' however, there is an emphasis on efficiency when it comes to workload seen through our marking policy, short reports and shared parents evenings. The students are brilliant, they are keen to do well and not a lesson goes by where you don't laugh. 

In science, cake club is a highlight of our week and we regularly socialise outside of work.

SLT listen to the views of staff and a combination of this, our wellbeing committee and a 3pm finish allows you to easily have a good work life balance.


Chemistry teacher and Lead practitioner

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service and references from previous employers.  We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

More about Queens' School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 224465
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Queens’ School was formed in 1969 as a result of the amalgamation of Alexandra School, founded in 1901 and Bushey Grammar School, founded in 1950.  Bushey Grammar school, originally called Watford Central School, was established in 1912. Both sc...