Associate Assistant Headteacher/Head of STEM

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Associate Assistant Headteacher / Head of STEM

Salary: L9 £52,568 – L10 £53,888

Full Time, Permanent

Required for September 2021

This is a Senior Leadership Team post to lead the Technology Department and also undertake whole-school operational and strategic responsibilities, principally related to the STEM agenda. This role represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious middle leader to progress into a senior leadership role and has become vacant due to the School’s renewed focus on Technology provision. The School is currently investing £400,000 to resurrect and reinvigorate our technology provision, including the total renovation of the School’s Technology Block which will be transformed into the new Innovation and Design Centre ready for September 2021. As part of this investment, the School’s PTA are contributing over £30,000 towards the provision of Denford F1 equipment and the Rickmansworth School Foundation is purchasing additional machinery.  The successful candidate will be able to have a significant input into the renovation project and have the opportunity to develop the School’s future STEM provision.

The successful candidate will:

  • Take the lead on a small number of whole school areas of responsibility, including the line management of a small number of departments

  • Lead the Technology department by providing a professional, positive, pro-active and creative approach

  • Be an excellent teacher of Technology and model best practice for others in the team

  • Support the Senior Leadership Team in implementing whole school practice, policy and vision

  • Model excellent learning and teaching

  • Lead curriculum change across the School by successfully working with and across key STEM subject areas

We can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities

  • A school currently rated Good by Ofsted where students’ behaviour is exemplary

  • A professional working environment where teamwork is highly valued

  • A partially selective school with a focus on academic achievement (Progress 8 in 2019 is +0.4 and in 2020 was +0.7)

  • Admission criteria where preference is given to staff’s children

  • A School which invests heavily in the future with £4m on recent school expansion and strong ongoing financial support from our Foundation and PTA

  • A School in a strong, stable financial position in this challenging climate, with a healthy lettings income

  • An outstanding wellbeing programme offering:

    • Flu jabs

    • Free access to our first-class Fitness Suite and swimming pool

    • Complimentary eye tests

For an informal discussion about the School and the post, please contact Matt Fletcher, Headteacher via

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer.  Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Application forms and details can be obtained from the website, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to 

Deadline for applications: 8:00am Monday 12 April 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 20th April 2021

Contact details

Kathy Temple , HR Manager
Scots Hill Rickmansworth
Herts WD3 3AQ

Telephone: 01923 773296
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