Teacher of Science

The Richmond upon Thames School, Twickenham, Middlesex


Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects General Science, Chemistry, Biology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541

Job summary

We are looking to appoint talented, committed and enthusiastic teachers to join us as we enter the next phase of our development. Whether continuing or starting your teaching career, joining our team will provide you with a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to shaping a new school.

We are seeking individuals who:
• are motivated by strong moral purpose and ambition for every single student,
• are passionate about their subject specialism,
• are genuinely committed to teamwork and
• have substance and credibility as a teacher.

We are able to offer subject or pastoral responsibilities to the right candidate and as a rapidly developing school, The Richmond upon Thames School will provide you with exceptional opportunities for career development and progression.

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact us to arrange an informal, confidential discussion before submitting their application; please contact Barbara Munro by email bmunro@rts.richmond.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time.

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 has recently benefited from a major redevelopment with a new station building, residential accommodation and retail outlets.

At RTS, 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 as well as
● Complimentary tea and coffee in the light and airy staff social room.

● There is an extensive programme of continuing professional development 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.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 268 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Richmond upon Thames School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@rts.richmond.sch.uk

About The Richmond upon Thames School

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. With currently 450 students across Years 7, 8 and 9 and growing to 600 in 2020/21, the years which follow promise to be a very exciting time. In a very competitive borough, admissions applications for a place at the school for the coming academic year were oversubscribed by nearly 2:1. Until 2021/22, when we are full, we will continue to grow into our permanent building and new sports centre (expected completion is 2021). 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.
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.

School location

Egerton Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 7SL