Worcestershire, United Kingdom
About Dodderhill School
About RGS Dodderhill
Introduction - The Royal Grammar School, Dodderhill is one of the leading independent girls’ day schools in the West Midlands. The school was founded in 1945 as the senior girls' school of Whitford Hall, a well-established prep school located in Bromsgrove. In April 2019, Dodderhill Independent Girls School merged with RGSW (The Royal Grammar School Worcester) and became known as RGS Dodderhill.
Our School - RGS Dodderhill is a very special and unique school that provides a girls’ only education within a secluded, tranquil setting. Our Nursery provides a Co-educational environment for boys and girls ages 2+. We maintain an exclusive small school environment that allows girls to grow up at their own pace whilst receiving a first class education from our highly qualified and dedicated staff. The small class sizes allow staff to get to know every child inside and out as well as ensuring that every child’s needs are catered for.
Across the four schools, in the family of RGSW schools, we share a mission to inspire high academic standards and promote co-curricular opportunities. RGS Dodderhill is a very happy school for both pupils and staff members.
Traditional values and manners co-exist with a forward thinking school that embraces the best of modern technology and teaching to ensure that when our girls leave us, they are outstanding young women, fully equipped for the changes of the 21st Century.
Our Vision - Educating girls for future success.
Our Mission - To provide an environment that allows our girls to develop a love of learning and facilitate their development into confident young women.
Our Staff – The key to any successful organisation are the staff that work there. RGS Dodderhill employ a wide range of staff including Teachers, Office Administrators and Facilities Staff. Teaching Staff at RGS Dodderhill come from every walk of life. To meet our high expectations we would naturally expect all applicants to be educated to degree level, as well as a teaching qualification, although not essential is desirable. Once you begin employment with RGS Dodderhill we can provide full support for those who wish to become qualified after appointment. We are deeply committed to the professional development of our staff and this is highlighted by the number of colleagues who have gone on to senior positions elsewhere; likewise, many staff choose to stay with us. People who teach here will have a love of their subject and will have the ability to inspire and challenge able pupils. Our teachers enjoy making an active contribution to co-curricular activities, both for the reward of the activity itself and because of the different dimension it gives to their relationship with their pupils.
Benefits - We offer challenging and stimulating career opportunities at RGS Dodderhill and we would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to join our team.
Alongside a wonderful working environment all RGS staff benefit from the following excellent staff benefits:
- Competitive salary
- Teacher Pension Scheme and highly attractive employer contribution rates for the Support Staff pension scheme
- Private healthcare with the option to add a spouse or dependent at preferential rates
- Fee remission (pro rata for part time employees)
- Lunch provided during term time
- Free access to Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured 24/7
- Regular professional development opportunities
- Your own iPad
- Friendly and supportive staff who work together and share resources and ideas
- Outstanding and well-resourced facilities.
- Free parking onsite.
- *New for September 2019* Cycle Scheme for all staff
ISI report - 'Outstanding’ and ‘Excellent’ in all areas, rated by both ISI and Ofsted inspections in 2017. ‘Pupils have excellent self-confidence and self-esteem. They respond enthusiastically to teachers’ enthusiasm. A love of learning is instilled as pupils’ progress through the school. The school meets its aim to provide an excellent education leading to high academic achievement and to give every girl the opportunity to reach her full potential.’ – ISI March 2017
The Governors of RGSW are 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. Safeguarding forms part of the interview process.