Teacher of Design and Technology, Croydon, Surrey

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Above SNS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Co-educational boarding and day school (HMC) 1000+ pupils (3 to 18) with 200 in Sixth Form  

Teacher of Design and Technology 

September 2018  

Innovative and inspirational teacher with the passion and enthusiasm to drive standards higher within a successful department.  

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England.  Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to continue to be the family school of choice in South London. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.    

We are seeking to appoint an innovative and inspirational teacher with the passion and enthusiasm to drive standards higher within a successful department. Design Technology is an expanding subject and due to an increase in popularity, we require a qualified teacher with the ability to teach Years 7 to 13.  

This post would suit an NQT or a more experienced teacher, ideally with a specialism in Resistant Materials. This is a full time position for September 2018.   

The Design and Technology Department, from September 2018, will consist of two full-time and one part-time member of staff, supported by a specialist technician. The Department has benefited from a recent refurbishment, comprising of two workshop rooms and an ICT suite, all of which are well equipped with both traditional and modern CNC processes. A particular benefit to the students and staff are small class sizes, which is currently set at 12 students and provide excellent opportunities for teaching and learning.      

A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential.    

The Royal Russell pay scale which is above SNS includes a generous allowance for suitably qualified and experienced staff. Allowances are available for specific pastoral and academic responsibilities.    

We offer excellent benefits which include free lunch, free car parking, use of on-site tennis courts, gym and swimming pool. Staff are also entitled to 50% discount on School fees (pro-rata for part time/term time staff).   

If you are interested in joining us, please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/Vacancies where you will find further information on this position and an application form. A fully completed application form should be emailed to our Human Resources team at hr@royalrussell.co.uk to whom any enquiries about the post should be addressed. You should provide a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer.   

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 19th February 2018. Interviews will be held at the school in w/c Monday 26th February 2018. If you have not heard from us by Friday 23rd February 2018 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.  

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...