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Why work at Croxley Danes School?

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a role at Croxley Danes School. We warmly invite you to apply for any job opportunities advertised on the Vacancies page and look forward to welcoming you to the school. 

a two-school setting which also provides the first-rate training of a Teaching School has to be one of the most exciting prospects in the South East of England

This is an extremely exciting time to join Croxley Danes School, which has now moved to its brand new accommodation at Baldwins Lane in Croxley Green, including a building with a capacity for over 1200 students. The permanent site for the school comprises 12.3 hectares. This far surpasses the need for a six form entry school, therefore the space afforded to the students on site will, compared to other local schools, be second to none. Furthermore, the permanent school building has been meticulously designed to ensure both students and staff experience a first-class learning environment. More details about (and images of) the permanent site can be found here.

The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises four schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School and Onslow St Audrey’s School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all four schools. If appointed, you will benefit from teaching within an established, outstanding Trust whilst also contributing to the education of the first cohorts of students in a new school at an exciting stage in its development.

We are heavily over-subscribed with 660 students across Years 7-10 who are aspirational, confident and have excellent attitudes to learning. They are extremely proud of being the first cohorts of students in a brand new school and excited about the future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they are delightful to teach and fun to have in the classroom. Their behaviour is excellent.

We are looking for teachers with a strong grasp of good and outstanding teaching, confident in their ability and able to consistently deliver effective lessons and learning with a positive approach. We look for talented and committed people and work hard to keep them, helping them to reach their full potential. In return we offer exceptional CPDL both within the Trust and through the Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance.

Teachers at our school possess excellent communication and organisational skills, are hard working, flexible and professional. Have high expectations of students, colleagues and yourself, displaying energy and enthusiasm in and out of the classroom, contributing to the school’s overall success. A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome.

Croxley Danes School is near the M25 and underground rail links into London. It is situated close to beautiful countryside on the edge of the Chilterns and teaching posts attract London Fringe weighting, meaning that staff earn more at our schools than they would at neighbouring schools in Buckinghamshire.

More details about working at the Danes Educational Trust can be found here.

To get a feel for the local area, please visit the following publications which frequently cover news from the school:

MyCroxleyNews

The Watford Observer