St George's College, Weybridge
Surrey, United Kingdom
About St George's College, Weybridge
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We wish to attract individuals who understand our Georgian Family Spirit as these core values and behaviours impact how we undertake our individual job roles whilst contributing to the culture at St George's.
Introduction to St George's
Opened in 1869 by the Josephites, St George's College is a leading academic independent co-educational Roman Catholic day school in Surrey, with some 900 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. St George's will be celebrating 150 years in 2019 with many events to mark the special anniversary together with the opening of a stunningly designed world class Activity Centre for the College.
We aim to develop perfectly balanced and quietly confident individuals by educating minds, expanding hearts and empowering lives, whilst our inspirational teaching inspires a love of learning and fulfils aspirations and potential. Our distinctive Josephite ethos instils mutual respect and compassion in all and encourages among our students a strong sense that all members belong to one family which encompasses the wider world.
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
- On-site parking
- Fee remission for permanent appointments
- Free freshly prepared lunches
- 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
- 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.
There are some 100 teaching staff in the College with an almost equal split of men and women. Some staff live on the campus. Rachel Owens recently became Headmistress, taking over from the previous Headmaster, Joe Peake after 21 years. She and the College are members of HMC and CISC.
The school has a selective entry and is oversubscribed with the majority of children arriving in Year 7 although there is a smaller entry into Year 9. There are usually about 250 students in the 6th Form.
New staff and induction
There is strong support for new teaching staff with an extensive induction programme. Newly appointed staff are encouraged to visit in the Summer Term to receive training and guidance from the Head of Department prior to the beginning of their employment. In addition, the College offers support and on-going training for newly qualified teaching staff lead by Mr Christian Kendall-Daw, Deputy Head (Staff) who is responsible for the welfare of new staff. There is an active and social Common Room committee and a broad range of teaching staff, many who have depth of experience and knowledge of St George’s from several years with us. QTS induction is facilitated.
All the teaching staff receive excellent support from administrative staff: the Bursar directs some 120 College employees including administration, IT, finance and catering. The annual appraisal scheme encourages staff to develop their careers and supports them in identifying training or study to assist in their development as teachers.
We aim to provide a caring and nurturing atmosphere at our independent day school – not just for our students. For everyone who works with us too, we want to make this an enjoyable and fulfilling environment. If you’d like to be part of it, you can look forward to excelling training and support, not to mention a range of outstanding benefits.
If you enjoy working as part of a friendly team and take a real pride in a job well done, this is your opportunity to join us here at St George’s Weybridge.
St George’s Weybridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service Check.
I love the engagement I get from the students and I feed off their energy.- Oscar
I have never felt so appreciated and valued in any of the previous jobs. I am no longer invisible, and I feel like I have "come home".- Joanne
Working with teachers who really love their job and are here to give their best to the students.- Florence
Love teaching here with a supportive and collaborative team.- Tracey
Staff lunches are great - I have met so many teachers and staff members this way and it is a good break to have in the day.- Laura
Staff are very friendly and are all approachable.- David
Enjoying the teaching. Behaviour is great.- Peter