Reception Teacher (maternity cover)
Applications are sought from a qualified teacher to cover a twelve month maternity leave period from Monday 19 February 2018 to Friday 15 February 2019.
The Mall School in Twickenham is an independent day school for boys. The school is a charitable trust with a Board of Governors, and is a member of the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. Boys join the pre-prep (Reception to Year 3) at 4+ and the seniors (Years 4 and above) at the age of 8. They leave The Mall School to a range of leading day schools including St Paul’s, King’s College School, Wimbledon and Hampton School. From September 2020 all boys will leave The Mall at the end of Year 6.
The Mall School is based on two sites about a ten minute walk apart. Mall Infants for Reception and Year 1, and 185 Hampton Road for Years 2 and above. The Headmaster is in overall charge of the school but on a day to day basis the management and organisation of Reception to Year 3 is delegated to the Head of Juniors.
Despite being non-selective at Reception (boys have to take an assessment if they are joining the school later), The Mall has an impressive academic track record achieved through excellent teaching and strong pastoral care. The school has exceptional, purpose built facilities including a 20 metre indoor swimming pool, 130 seat theatre, design technology workshop, art studio, two science laboratories and sports hall. The Mall offers a broad curriculum including an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. In the last five years more than thirty pupils have been awarded a wide range of academic and non-academic scholarships to their next schools.
The Mall is a friendly and welcoming school which expects the best of its pupils. Relationships between staff and boys are excellent (Independent Schools Inspectorate, May 2013). Boys are keen to learn and to be actively involved in the life of the school. There are many opportunities for boys and staff to be involved in sport, music, drama, trips and other activities. Further details about the school are available on our website, as is a copy of the last school inspection report.
The post is to teach a Reception class in the first instance, although the ability to teach other year groups within Key Stages 1 and 2 would be an advantage.
There are two classes in Reception to Year 2 and three classes in Year 3. Each class in Reception is taught by a class teacher and a full time teaching assistant. There is also a qualified SENCo to support those boys with learning difficulties.
Salaries are on the Mall Scale (which includes Outer London Allowance), and are dependent on experience.
The post is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and the statutory DBS check.
A letter of application should accompany your completed application form. CVs alone will not be accepted, but may be submitted in support of the completed application form.
Closing date for applications: Monday 20 November at 12.00 noon. Applications may be sent by post, marked for the attention of the Headmaster’s Personal Assistant, Ms Alex Penny, or by email to: email@example.com.
Interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 27 November. Interviews will be conducted in person, and will assess the capability of the candidates against preselected criteria. The interview will also explore the candidate’s suitability to work with children.
The Mall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).