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Watford Grammar School for Girls is an academic, over-subscribed school. In a recent Ofsted inspection the school gained "outstanding" (Grade 1) in all categories and was judged to be "an excellent school" where "the quality of teaching is excellent; results are outstanding and well above national averages".

Teaching Staff Application Form
Support Staff Application Form

Teacher of History
(potential for Head of History & Politics)

Full time UPS/MPS
(or TLR1A currently £7470, pro-rata if part time)
Required from September 2015 or January 2016

We are seeking a committed and well qualified graduate to teach History throughout the age range up to and including A Level. The ability to teach Government & Politics to A level would be an advantage.

History is a large, enthusiastic and successful department, with significant numbers of students choosing to study to GCSE and A level and many continuing to higher education.

Due to the promotion of the current Head of History the position could be available to a suitable candidate.

Information Pack

Head of History Information Pack

Closing Date: noon Friday 5th June
Interviews: to be arranged

Please contact Sue Dabiran, PA to Headmistress/ HR Manager, via email: or call: 01923 223403 extension 202

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records with Barred List check through the DBS.

Full-time Caretakers
Required as soon as possible

Hours 37
Salary Starting at £17,000 pa

We are seeking to expand our local primary schools partnership and need reliable, hardworking, flexibly staff to fill caretaking positions both in the primary schools and Watford Grammar School for Girls; successful applicants will be willing to drive to undertake work as necessary on the various sites. Therefore, in addition to a positive and pro-active attitude, your own transport and a clean driving licence are essential. Experience of caretaking work and cleaning (preferably in a school) is desirable, some building or DIY skills would be useful. Caretaking training will be made available as necessary.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come first served basis and the advertisement will close when the posts have been filled.

Information Pack

All applications must be made on the school’s support staff application form (see link beneath Vacancies heading) or contact the Headmistress’s PA on  or call: 01923 223403 extension 202.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records with Barred List check through the DBS. 

Staff working in primary schools will also need to complete a satisfactory “disqualification by Association” declaration.

Are you at University?

Are you thinking about a career in teaching?

The Advanced Learning Alliance is offering school internships to prepare University Students for Teacher Training via School Direct. School Direct involves work based training with a bursary in certain subjects and a PGCE qualification. Observations will be offered in local Outstanding Schools.

We will support you to gain the most out of school internship by:

  • Offering support and mentoring to you throughout the Internship
  • Providing the opportunity to work with small groups and whole classes
  • Providing the opportunity for you to mentor sixth formers in preparation for their University application
  • Giving you the chance to take part in projects and activities
  • We will provide written testimonials and references for Interns who successfully complete the course, as well as comprehensive information on the School Direct route into teaching

Placements will be available in June and July 2015 and applications are now open.

We are particularly interested in Maths, Science, English and Modern Foreign Languages, however other subjects will be considered.

To apply please email a letter and CV to Ms Jane Hart, Assistant Headteacher, Watford Grammar School for Girls,

For vacancies please visit


Working in partnership with a number of local schools Watford Grammar School for Girls is acting as a Lead School for the School Direct route into teacher training. 

Ever thought about Teaching? 

Are you:
Passionate about your subject?
Seeking a rewarding career?
Qualified to degree level?
(relevant subject, 2:1 or above)
Looking for a new challenge?

Watford Girls - Watford Boys - Queen Elizabeth Barnet
Yavneh College - Rickmansworth School - Dame Alice Owen's School

This group of schools is seeking to appoint well-qualified applicants to train as teachers through the School Direct (salaried and unsalaried) Programme for the academic year 2015-16.

Places are offered in a range of subjects but we particularly interested in:

Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)

Working in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, the schools can offer a high quality and comprehensive training programme. All schools have a proven track record in providing a stimulating and supportive environment for teacher training. Successful applicants will spend most of the week in school, with some time at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield.

Applicants are required to have a good degree in a relevant subject to the one they wish to teach. For the salaried route, 3 year career experience is a requirement. All candidates should have some school experience.

Information can be found on the Department of Education website – please follow this link Click here.

You may also click on the school names at the top of this document to go directly to the school websites for more information. Although the initial application is made to Watford Girls as the Lead School, the School Direct place will be offered in one of the collaborating schools.

Application is made though UCAS from November 1st 2014. Early expression of interest can be made to the headteachers of the schools in the consortium and information can be gained from Jane Hart -

The following links may also be useful:

For verification of equivalency of overseas qualifications - NARIC
For skills test information – DfE Skills Tests

All schools and Hertfordshire University are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.


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