Surrey, United Kingdom
About Reigate College
About the College
We are a mixed, non-selective, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey and provide outstanding education to around 2,500 16-19 year old students each year. Students achieve excellent results across the 40 plus subject areas and are well-prepared for the next stage in their lives, whether that is to university, employment or apprenticeship.
We have an excellent reputation both locally and nationally and have been graded 'outstanding' since 2005. We are consistently one of the very highest performing colleges in the country with a simple mission, to provide “high quality education in a supportive community.”
Values and Vision
We are an outward-looking educator that plays a large part in the local community. There is a strong sense of collaboration and support within the staff, who set high expectations of students, but always in a fully supportive and welcoming environment. We are inclusive and work closely with students to develop independent learning skills.
We place a strong emphasis on preparing students for the pathway of their choice and they have the opportunity to select dedicated Tutorials in the second year that reflect their options.
The College offers over 50 different courses including A Levels and BTECs. The College is placed in the top 10% for A Level value added and success rates (achievement and retention) and our BTEC results are one of the highest in the country. Our value added for disadvantaged students also outperforms the national average for advantaged students.
Supporting students is critical. Therefore, each course is allocated ‘Plus’ support sessions as part of teaching allocations. This provides additional opportunities to enhance student performance, without staff needing to give up their free time.
The Principal, Nick Clark is supported by the Senior Leadership Team. We employ over 250 teaching and support staff who are committed to providing sixth form education at its best, both in terms of results and in the development of students as responsible citizens.
We have an extensive wellbeing support programme for both staff and students. The Director (Mental Health and Wellbeing) is assisted by a team of Wellbeing Mentors who work closely with the College community. Staff enjoy wellbeing days at the end of each term, designed to maintain a healthy work-life balance and students are encouraged to take part in some of the 50 plus extra-curricular and enrichment activities offered for free each week.
We offer a modern, university-style campus that provides dedicated facilities for departments and students to work in. All members of staff have an allocated workspace in departmental offices, in addition to social space in the central College staffroom. The buildings and facilities are constantly being upgraded and the IT infrastructure compliments the ambition for students to spend concerted amounts of time on campus completing independent work, with almost one-to-one provision of devices for students and laptops for teaching staff.
We are a designated National Teaching School, recognising our outstanding teacher training programme (in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University), innovative teaching and learning and exceptional results.
We are part of a sixth form college consortium, S7, which provides excellent continued professional development opportunities for all staff.
Staff Benefits and Incentives
- On-site parking for staff
- Free use of the on-site gym
- Free staff activities including: yoga, football, spinning and bridge
- Free tea, coffee, sparkling water, biscuits and half termly treats
- Free summer and Christmas meals
- Access to Mental Health First Aider
- Free confidential counselling service through Dorking Health Care
- Termly staff socials
- Staff wellbeing days and activities
- Large, modern staff room
- Department workrooms
- Discounts with local retailers and services
- The College participates in the cycle to work scheme (Cyclescheme)
- Free eye tests for employees who use video displays for more than 3.5 hours per day (Smart Employee Eyecare)
- Free vitamin C tablets
- Free annual flu jabs
- Free College drink bottle (BPA free)