St George's Junior School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About St George's Junior School
We are an independent Roman Catholic co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 to 11 years. We seek to inspire a love of learning and to encourage all to fulfil their aspirations and potential within an atmosphere of mutual respect and compassion. We strive to promote our Josephite tradition which encourages a strong sense of all belonging to one family which encompasses the wider world.
Our recent ISI Inspection report found that results in national test at age eleven have been excellent in relation to the average for maintained primary schools. Pupils’ attitudes to their work are excellent. They are interested in their studies and obviously enjoy the many and varied opportunities which the staff provide for them, both within and outside the classroom. The majority of pupils transfer to the senior school at age 11, with several each year being offered scholarships. Good, and often outstanding, teaching contributes to the high standards which the pupils achieve.
The pupils’ personal qualities are excellent and the emphasis on promoting the values of the Josephite tradition results in pupils who are well mannered, polite and welcoming. A sense of community pervades the whole school and pupils are proud to be part of it. They show high levels of confidence when conversing with adults and are able to express their opinions in discussions with increasing maturity as they move up the school. Staff, both teaching and non-teaching, provide an excellent level of pastoral care and their example leads to the happy and purposeful atmosphere found in all parts of the school.
The school benefits from the excellent examples set by the senior leadership team and their dedication to ensuring that the ethos of the school is upheld. Governors are fully committed to the school and by regular and informed discussion play an important role in its development. They visit regularly and those governors who are priests visit to celebrate the weekly mass. Governors take their legal responsibilities very seriously and ensure that all statutory policies and procedures are in place, meeting all regulatory requirements. Parents and pupils show overwhelming support for the school, its leaders and its staff.
What we offer:
- Staff professional development
- For teaching staff: accommodation is available onsite, with subsidised rent each flat includes a living room, bathroom, kitchen and bedroom. The occupancy of these flats requires no further commitment from teachers.
- NQT induction programme providing support and ongoing training
- Fee remission, for permanent members of staff
- Freshly prepared lunch
- Employee assistance programme and Benenden healthcare membership
- Employee loan scheme for permanent appointments
- Pension for business staff with doubled employer contribution up to 10%
- 25 days annual leave for business staff
- Staff discounts with local retailers
- Children’s holiday camp discounts
- Uniform, where required
- On-site parking
- Staff social events (annual staff dinner etc.)
Benefits of living and working in Weybridge
Weybridge is a small popular town with a good selection of branded and individual shops, great places to eat and beautiful woodlands and canal walks. Weybridge station offers at least four trains taking only 35 minutes to reach London Waterloo station.
The College is situated on the outskirts of Weybridge on an attractive 100-acre site conveniently close to the intersection of the M3 and M25 motorways and just 20 minutes from Heathrow airport.
St George’s Weybridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. St George’s Weybridge is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a registered Educational Charity no. 1017853 as well as a data controller and registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as required under current data protection legislation. Further information about how we use personal data is available in our Privacy Notice.
Everyone was welcoming, patient and generous with their time. The staff body are fantastic and it is a pleasure working alongside them.- Jackie
The highlight is being part of a great, supportive team.- Louise