Recruitment

RICKMANSWORTH SCHOOL

Rickmansworth School is a successful partially selective comprehensive Academy which has achieved significant improvement at all key stages. This has been recognised by Ofsted, who visited the School in October 2017, which judged the school as being ‘good’ in every category. This outcome has been achieved within a much more rigorous and challenging inspection framework and reflects the hard work of the school community.  Rickmansworth School prides itself on being a high achieving school and our results speak for themselves.

The safeguarding of children and young people is paramount and we adhere to stringent recruitment procedures and all post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Rickmansworth School converted to Academy Status in 2011. We have an excellent reputation in the local community and are consequently heavily oversubscribed, with over 1,200 applications received every year for our Year 7 places. The number of first place preferences is proportionately increasing.  Our Sixth Form is popular, attracting the majority of our own Year 11 students, as well as students each year from other schools, all of whom settle in remarkably quickly and strike up friendships with our existing students.

Rickmansworth provides a happy, safe and calm learning environment. There is an excellent well-qualified and enthusiastic staff, many of whom are heavily involved in professional development. Operating on a foundation of traditional values, Rickmansworth is an institution that welcomes change and regards itself as being at the forefront of development.

The School occupies a Green Belt site adjoining farmland. Rickmansworth and Croxley Green is a very attractive and affluent area, with a village green, listed buildings, golf courses and a range of shops and amenities. House prices in Rickmansworth and Croxley  are relatively high. Watford town centre is only two miles from the School and offers many sports, leisure and arts facilities, a very extensive shopping centre and a good range of affordable accommodation, including flats and houses for rent.

Transport links are good. Buses run to Watford and Bushey, South Oxhey, Oxhey Hall and Batchworth Lane.  Trains from Croxley Green and Rickmansworth underground station, near to the School, run directly into Central and North West London.

The School has undergone a rolling refurbishment programme including the construction of a new sports hall, swimming pool both of which staff are free to use.  Recently a £3.5 million capital grant for new buildings facilitated the development of a new Sixth Form and English block, together with a new Drama suite and Theatre. 

Specialism

Rickmansworth School is a Specialist Science and Arts College. These areas are exceptionally strong within the School. As a further extension of our specialism is the School Sports Partnership which Rickmansworth is the hub for many local schools.

Student Organisation

Students are taught in ability groups in Key Stage 3 for the majority of their curriculum.  All students follow the full National Curriculum at Key Stage 3, which is taught for three years and then follow core subjects at Key Stage 4 with a selection of option choices.  The majority of students progress on to Key Stage 5 where they follow Level 3 programmes of study.

Sixth Form

A large, vibrant Sixth Form is an important feature of Rickmansworth School. We are very pleased to have seen our numbers grow to around 300.

A rich variety of sporting and extra-curricular activities are in place which are popular among students. These include visits locally, to London and within the UK and overseas residential visits.

We have an active student voice which is heard via surveys and meetings with the Student Council. Rickmansworth School has many close partnerships with schools through its partnership arrangements and teaching alliance with two Teaching Schools.

Continuing Professional Development

We seek to acknowledge that CPD involves a variety of forums, including developing subject knowledge, exam marking, networking in addition to the vast variety we provide in house.  A particular highlight of our CPD calendar is our two day whole staff conference.  This gives us an opportunity to join together as a whole staff to reflect upon our journey as we all work together to improve the outcomes for our students.

Staff Well being

We offer an established wellbeing programme to our staff including Friday breakfasts, free entry to our excellent fitness suites, a variety of sporting activities, wellbeing sessions during INSET, staff BBQs and trips.

After looking at the website, we hope you feel that Rickmansworth School is the kind of school you would like to work at. If you were to join us, we can promise you a rewarding and challenging professional experience where there are always further opportunities to develop your career.

 

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Support Staff vacancies.

 

Cover Officer

Office Admin / Receptionist Apprentice

 

 

Volunteers

Can You Help?

The school welcomes parents and members of the wider school community who are prepared to volunteer their time to support the students.  We are currently looking for volunteers to invigilate public and trial exams throughout the year.  Please contact Mrs Webb gwebb@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk if you are interested.

We are also looking for volunteers to help support offsite visits and trips.  Please contact Mr Hambleton if you are interested chambleton@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk

Can you spare an hour or two a week to Invigilate Exams? We need help December - January.