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

Teacher of Biology

Required for September 2018. Pay Scale: MPS (London fringe) Additional TLR available for suitable candidate

The John Warner School is a 11-18 co-educational school and is part of The Hoddesdon School Trust.  The school has a strong tradition in teaching science and we have a vacancy for a teacher of Biology to Key Stage 3, GCSE and ‘A’ level.

The Science 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 of 13 members of teaching and support staff. 

The successful candidate will join a large and successful team in a faculty which offers outstanding professional opportunities.  Science at all levels is highly popular with large groups of post-16 for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The candidate will be required to deliver the highest quality science teaching to our students, enthuse our student with a lifelong interest in scientific matters, ensure that our students fulfil their potential in examinations, thoroughly equip our students for today’s technological world and enable our students to be fully aware of the implications of Science so that they can make judgements on environmental and social issues. 

The candidate should have a relevant Biology based qualification and a willingness to teach ‘A’ level Biology is important.

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. 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.

Subject Leader of Design & Technology

Required for September 2018 or earlier by arrangement.  Pay Scale: MPS (London fringe), reasonable relocation expenses.

The John Warner School is a highly successful and forward-looking school, and part of the Hoddesdon School Trust. 

The Art, Design & Technology Faculty is a strong and thriving area of the school curriculum, with excellent results, both at key stage 4 and key stage 5. We are seeking to appoint a committed subject leader of design and technology to join our large and vibrant team. The ability to teach electronics/engineering at key stage 4 would be an additional advantage. The Design and Technology Department is situated in its own suite of seven rooms, with two workshops, a dedicated ICT Studio, and a new purpose built block, which was opened in September 2014, and includes two state of the art engineering rooms and two design rooms. In addition to the ICT room, we use a large range of laptops which include a range of CAD programmes as well as the standard programmes such as Adobe and Office. The Art department, which we work closely with, is based in three room of which two are based in a brand new purpose built block which was opened in Autumn 2012.

The Faculty is reviewing its courses but GCSE in Design and Technology will continue to be a strong feature of the school. There are large numbers opting for these courses and as a result we have thriving Sixth Form in all areas of the curriculum. Engineering has developed from electronics into a BTEC Engineering and has been fully equipped, with new equipment, much of which has been provided through investment and sponsorship by local companies. Engineering also has a national reputation for its work in Robotics, winning national and international competitions in this exciting and innovative field. This plays a major part within the department and its extra-curricular work with students.

This post is suitable either for a more experienced practitioner. The teaching allocation will be tailored to the current strengths and aspirations of the successful applicant, although we very much would like the candidate to have some experience in the engineering or electronics field. The successful candidate will be expected to be a champion for design and technology and be interested in developing the curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

The Faculty prides itself on outstanding teaching and provides its staff with the excellent opportunities for professional development and growth. The school has an excellent reputation for supporting and developing staff, particularly within the faculty, where teamwork has been at the heart of its success. 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 in this exciting and new environment.