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Park High School

Park High School

Outer London pay scale + TLR1D £14,030

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher and a leader.  We’d love you to come and join us!

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

Applications from experienced teachers are warmly welcomed.  

“Teachers have outstanding subject knowledge and use imaginative and stimulating resources. They are very skilful at showing students how to work independently and think for themselves and at giving them time to work together and share their understanding.” Ofsted

Appointment for September 2021

Permanent, Full time, Outer London pay scale + TLR 1D

Closing date:  Friday 12 March 2021 at 10am

Details and an application form may be downloaded from the school website.  Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4.  Applications should be returned to Sharon Malone, HR Officer

1.        Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Mathematics who wants to join and lead an excellent department.  This post is suitable for someone who would like to widen their experience, someone who will embrace the opportunities of working in a Leading Edge school.  This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.  Ofsted (2013) judged the school outstanding in all areas. Our Sixth Form offers a wide range of curses and has been awarded accolades for progress across a number of subjects.

We can offer:

  • An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do. 
  • An award winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.
  • A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.
  • Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.
  • Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.
  • An opportunity to lead a pro-active, enthusiastic and forward thinking team of mathematics specialists.
  • A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring team within which to grow and develop.
  • An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.

2.        Curriculum, staffing and resources

The successful candidate will lead a strong team of 13 staff, all of whom are qualified mathematicians.  In addition to the Head of Department and Second in Department there are two further post holders within the department.

Mathematics is taught in seven purpose built rooms, each incorporating an interactive whiteboard and data projector.

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students are taught in mixed ability groups.  In Years 10 and 11 students are taught in parallel groups, apart from two higher sets in each half-year band.  At Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel Linear course and results are outstanding. 

At Key Stage 5, 70% of all Year 12 and 13 students study A level mathematics and follow the Edexcel A level course.  The school is in the top twenty percent of schools nationally for the number of female students who choose to study A Level mathematics. 

3.        Staff development

Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.   Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is widely regarded as “leading edge”: we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions and we actively support our staff in pursuing Master’s and other higher qualifications.

“Park High School has an incredibly strong developmental culture, with a real focus on investing in staff to better student outcomes. It is highly valued by staff and brilliantly led, with positive support from the Headteacher and senior leadership who are also quick to advocate its importance within school.”  TDT Audit 2018

4.        Tutor role

We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic Education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally.

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision.  

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Phone:020 8952 2803

Map of Park High School Location
  • SSAT Leading Edge
  •  Variety of teaching approaches
  • Teacher Development Trust
  • Arts Council
  • The Quality in Careers Standard
  • Healthy School
  • Stonewall
  • CSW
  • Ofsted
  • 4Stars