The John Warner School


The John Warner School is staffed by enthusiastic, knowledgeable and committed teachers and caring and dedicated support staff who work together to make our thriving, oversubscribed school a stimulating and satisfying place to teach, learn and develop as a professional.

The past five years has seen a major investment in new buildings and infrastructure across the site, in addition to our excellent sports centre. We are committed to continual improvement, and hold very many quality awards, including Investors in People Gold Award, the Continuing Professional Development Mark and the Customer Service Excellence Award with complete compliance in all areas.

Our excellent reputation sees us poised for a rich and exciting future.

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To apply for any of the vacancies shown, please complete the relevant application form and return it to the Headteacher's PA, Mrs Fran Cacciatore.

Current Vacancies

History Teacher for September 2018

The John Warner School is a highly popular and over-subscribed 11-18 co-educational school and is part of The Hoddesdon School Trust.  We are looking to appoint a teacher of history to start in September 2018.  The successful candidate will be joining a popular subject area with large number of students taking GCSE and A level history.  In addition the department has a strong tradition of preparing students to study history at university.  The History Department is housed in a new purpose built building rooms which have just been completed and features the latest IT technology. 

The post is suitable for a history teacher who has the capabilities to teach at all key stages and is keen to employ innovative teaching strategies in the classroom.   Additionally, Sports Centre Membership is automatically provided at John Warner School Sports Centre.

The school has a national reputation for providing training for staff with strong NQT programmes, middle leader programmes and senior management programmes.  The department conducts a number of trips both in the United Kingdom and abroad.  The school provides a relocation package and a welfare programme.

The school is situated in a pleasant part of Hertfordshire and has recently been rebuilt throughout.  For more information please take a look at our website www.johnwarner.herts.sch.uk.

If interested in this position, please write a letter of application immediately to Mr David Kennedy, CEO and Executive Headteacher by Monday 4 June 2018.  Interviews will be scheduled as soon as practical thereafter.

Teacher of French with either Italian or Spanish

Required for September 2018. Pay Scale: MPS (London fringe) plus recruitment package


The John Warner School is an 11-18 co-educational school and is part of The Hoddesdon School Trust.  The school has a strong tradition of teaching languages Modern Foreign Languages and we currently teach French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin.  90% of all students take a language and French and Italian are very popular languages. 


The school has outstanding sporting facilities, which include a 25m Indoor Swimming Pool, Dance Studio, Large Fitness Gym (over two levels) and a large Sports Hall.


The Modern Foreign Language Faculty is housed in its own modern block of rooms.  Facilities are excellent and include all the latest technology aids for teaching.  The faculty comprises 11 members of teaching and support staff.  We employ our own French and German Foreign Language Assistants and we intend to employ an Italian Foreign Language Assistant.


The successful candidate will join a large and successful team in a faculty which offers outstanding professional opportunities.  French at all levels is highly popular. We are pleased to have large groups of post-16.  We have a proven track record in sending our linguists to top class universities including Oxbridge.


We are actively involved delivering weekly timetabled lessons to Years 3 to 6 in our largest feeder primary school. We run successful annual language trips to such destinations as Paris, The Loire Valley and Normandy for different age groups.   The Italian department is one of the largest in the country in terms of students taking the subject and we have an extensive programme of visits to Italy and other cultural events.


The successful candidate will be required to deliver the highest quality language teaching and to enthuse our students with a lifelong interest in languages to ensure that they fulfil their potential in examinations.


We are committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination, being able to challenge and inspire students of all abilities. The school is a centre for management training and the successful candidate will have access to high quality professional education opportunities, including Masters’ level courses if desired.


Such candidates will be required to demonstrate extremely high levels of dedication so as to continually challenge themselves and their team to further the achievement of our students.  It is essential that candidates have a proven track record of providing high quality teaching and learning.