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The Danes Educational Trust comprises two schools: St Clement Danes School, an Outstanding school with "World Class" status, and Croxley Danes School, a new secondary school which opened in September 2017 using St Clement Danes as its blueprint. Dr Josephine Valentine was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years and is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Danes Educational Trust. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of both schools as CEO. Mr Toby Sutherland joined St Clement Danes as Deputy Headteacher in September 2017 taking on the role of Headteacher from January 2018 with responsibility for the day to day leadership of the school. If appointed to a role, you will benefit from working as part of an established and thriving Trust blueprinted on St Clement Danes' exceptional reputation for cutting edge staff development and outstanding outcomes for its students.
St Clement Danes was ranked in the top thirty comprehensive schools in the country in 2016 and had its highest ever placing in the Sunday Times Good Schools Guide in 2018. It is regularly placed in the top 5% of schools for both progress and achievement. Career development opportunities abound: St Clement Danes leads the Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance so CPD is top notch. As Croxley Danes grows, so will the middle and senior leadership teams, meaning that promotion is a distinct possibility for outstanding Trust employees. The staff team is a happy and stable one; the annual staff flash mobs and Charities Week are a highlight and loved by staff and students alike. The students are capable, concientious and self-motivated learners; have a look at our website's news pages to get a taste of the student experience or follow us on Twitter @SCDSchool. The school is close to beautiful countryside - Google images of the Chess Valley for a taste - and on the Metropolitan and Chiltern Railways lines into London. A few minutes from Jct 18 of the M25, the school is close to towns regularly voted as some of the best places in the UK to live and raise a family and, although an affluent part of the country, there is plenty of affordable housing in nearby Watford and its surroundings. If you choose to apply for a job with the Trust, you will join a happy, successful team whilst making a wise investment in your future career in teaching. We look forward to hearing from you.