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About Queens'

Working at Queens’ is exceptionally rewarding. Our students make good progress and leave school with excellent qualifications and the self-belief to help them to build a successful future. 

We offer excellent professional development opportunities for all. As a result, colleagues have a wealth of opportunities to develop their careers, with many promoted internally.  We are genuinely committed to the wellbeing of all of our staff. Visitors to the school often comment on the positive atmosphere throughout and how exceptionally friendly and supportive our staff are.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Vacancies are subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.

We strongly promote equality of opportunity.

Why work for us?

  • Pupils eager for success 
  • Supportive parents who value education 
  • Caring colleagues 
  • Excellent professional development and guidance 
  • Highly regarded senior team driving forward improvement
  • Teaching and learning at the top of the agenda
  • Happy friendly school community
  • A holistic approach to student development
  • Pupils are proud and enjoy learning
  • Large range of extra-curricular opportunities: Sports; Arts; CCF; DoE; Debating 
  • Teachers’ pay enhanced through the Fringe Allowance

A Desirable Location

  • Large site set in 52 acres
  • Attractive area on the outskirts of Watford 
  • Easy access via excellent road links including the M1 and M25
  • Bushey Station is 20 minutes by train from London Euston

Excellent Facilities

  • Commitment to renovation and rejuvenation of current buildings
  • Modern and purpose-built science labs
  • Large purpose-built sports centre
  • Well resources fitness suite
  • 12 all-weather sports pitches
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Google School
  • Catering by the award winning Culinera

Staff Wellbeing

  • Staff Wellbeing Committee
  • Access to our fitness suite
  • Free eye tests
  • Annual flu jabs
  • Staff social gatherings ranging from weekly Friday night sports to our annual end of year party
  • Coaching and mentoring culture
  • Generous planning and preparation time
  • Well-equipped staff room
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the day (Tea and Coffee)
  • Service Awards
  • Staff laptop

Developing Your Career

  • Partner in the hugely successful Watford Partnership for Teacher Training (WPfTT)
  • Strong collaborative teaching culture
  • Coaching and mentoring culture
  • Highly regarded school CPD Programme with a focus on Teaching and Learning Communities (TLC’s) to improve pedagogy and practice
  • Departmental Professional Learning (DPL) with a subject focus
  • Range of personalised professional learning and development programmes to match aspirations:
  • Teacher Led Development Work (TLDW)
  • Postgraduate studies (Masters and Doctorate)
  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
  • Associate Middle Leader programme
  • Associate Senior Leader Programme


Staff Testimonies

‘I have been given a number of CPD opportunities to develop not only my teaching, but my leadership skills which helped me secure the role of Key Stage 3 
Coordinator in the Mathematics department’.

‘I had been told great things about the school.  The staff are extremely supportive and clearly care about the students and the school. This reflects on the atmosphere within classrooms and the students, who are motivated and want to succeed’.

‘What drew me to Queens' was the ambition of the leadership team and the desire to raise the levels of student performance and aspiration whilst maintaining the unique character of such a large and multi-faceted school’.

‘During the interview process I met numerous students and was bowled over by their enthusiasm for the school, particularly the House competitions, and their desire to balance school improvement with respect for long-standing traditions’.

‘The staff have been extremely supportive and welcoming since my first day here, with many going the extra mile to make sure my move to the school has been as smooth as possible’. 

‘In my short time at Queens', I've witnessed a staff body committed to supporting the progress and wellbeing of all students, and for me, this is the mark of a great school’.

‘I am well supported by my SLT line-manager and encouraged to try new ideas in the never-ending search for better teaching and learning within the department’.

‘Since joining Queens’ I have not looked back. The students are amazing, the staff are really friendly and the SLT are always on hand as and when I need to call on them’.

‘My team make coming to work fun and enjoyable every day.  It’s true what they say ‘choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life’.

‘The Mathematics department are incredibly supportive and dedicated.  Every member of the department works tirelessly to get the best out of every student’.


If you are interested in joining us, please contact our team at: for an informal discussion.