Teacher of Science (2ic) + plus TLR 2a The Richmond upon Thames School, Twickenham, Middlesex

Job description

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Second in Charge to support the Senior Leadership Team 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 are seeking individuals who:
● Have clear values and moral purpose, focused on ensuring excellent educational outcomes for all students
● Can communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, and build positive relationships with all stakeholders
● Have a track record as an outstanding classroom practitioner
● Have proven experience of empowering students and staff to achieve their best
● Can demonstrate high degrees of personal integrity, creativity and resilience
● Have experience of developing their own expertise and skills, and that of those around them
● Have strong organisational and ICT skills

Essential educational requirements

● Good Honours degree

Essential qualifications

● Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

● Relevant teaching experience or teaching practice in the subject.
● Experience of teaching a wide range of abilities.

Employee benefits

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 is currently undergoing major redevelopment with a new station building and access due to open by Spring 2020.

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

About The Richmond upon Thames School

We have already established a vibrant, inclusive school that provides an excellent experience for every member of its community. With 450 students across Years 7, 8 and 9 and next year growing to at least 600, the years which follow promise to be a very exciting time. Until 2021, when we are full, we will 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 School, Richmond Upon Thames College, and from 2022, the Haymarket Media Group. By the time the College moves into their new building in Spring 2020, our founding Year 7 will be coming to the end of Year 9 and looking onward to their chosen Key Stage 4 programmes of study.

Egerton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SL
Free School
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