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Teacher of English (1-Year Maternity Cover)

The Richmond upon Thames School, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SL

This job expired on 17 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (September 2022 to August 2023)

Salary

RTS Main or Upper Pay Range

Teacher of English (1-Year Maternity Cover) job summary

The Board of Trustees wish to appoint dynamic, committed and enthusiastic teachers to join the school as it enters its next phase of development. Whether continuing or starting your teaching career, joining RTS will provide a unique once in a lifetime opportunity to contribute to a vibrant and forward-thinking school.

We are seeking individuals who:
• have QTS
• are motivated by strong moral purpose and ambition for every single student
• are passionate about their subject specialism
• are genuinely committed to teamwork
• have a willingness to develop and implement new approaches to teaching and learning
• have substance and credibility as a teacher

Through our unique School Trust Partnerships, will provide you with exceptional opportunities for career development and progression. You will also also be working as part of an engaged and motivated team within the context of a highly successful school.

Additional allowances


  • The school is well placed for excellent transport links whether travelling by foot, cycle, car, bus or train. 

  • There are ample secure cycle racks for staff to use (as well as staff showering facilities on site), as well as access to a ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme. 

  • The site also has a secure, controlled access car park for staff to use with direct access to the A316. 

  • The school is well served by local bus routes in all directions; and is within easy walking distance to Twickenham train station, which is in Zone 3 and well served by South Western Trains. The station recently underwent major redevelopment and the new station building opened in Spring 2020. 

There is a focus on developing community and positive staff wellbeing through:

  • Private medical, dental and optical care;

  • Quiz nights;

  • Free yoga and relaxation sessions; 

  • Staff-led fitness;

  • Staff ‘pique-nique’ events; 

  • Seasonal gatherings; 

  • Free tea and coffee in the light and airy staff social room 

Continuing professional development has a strong focus. There is an extensive programme available which extends to internal and external specialists, as well as partnerships with other educational and business providers. Reciprocal school visits are encouraged with existing arrangements already in place. 

  • Membership of a pension scheme is available. 

  • The school has a two-week Autumn half-term break.

  • RTS is proud of its well-established links within the community and has an active PTA. 

  • We welcome and encouraged local businesses and groups to join us during the annual Summer and Christmas Fairs.

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Supporting documents

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About The Richmond upon Thames School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
596 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0208 891 2985

We are seeking resilient and forward-thinking people to support us to realise our Trust’s vision that every student will leave RTS with excellent academic outcomes and a clear purpose for the next stage of their lives. We have already established a vibrant, inclusive school that provides an excellent experience for every member of its community. 

In five years, we have grown from 125 students in Year 7 to 750 students across Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The years that follow promise to be exciting as we continue to grow into our permanent building and new sports centre. 

The school is uniquely situated on the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus with Clarendon Special School, Capella House, Richmond Upon Thames College and site neighbours Harlequins on the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus (www.reec.org.uk). 

Our first Ofsted inspection took place in January 2020 and we are delighted that the inspectors rated the school ‘outstanding’ for personal development and ‘good’ for the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management, and overall effectiveness.

Arranging a visit to The Richmond upon Thames School

Prospective candidates are welcome to discuss any questions you may have prior to submitting your application; contact Barbara Munro, PA to the Head Teacher on 0208 891 2985 or pa@rts.richmond.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time.

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