Radnor House Sevenoaks
Kent, United Kingdom
About Radnor House Sevenoaks
Working at Radnor House Sevenoaks
Celebrating Every Individual
Radnor House Sevenoaks passionately believes in the limitless potential of children and the critical role adults play in this journey of self realisation.
Teaching and Learning at Radnor House Sevenoaks aims to create a collaborative whole-school community of life-long learners, always motivated to achieve the highest standards of teaching and learning through self-reflection, objective evaluation, and research-based practice. In this area you will find all the information you need to know about working at Radnor House Sevenoaks, including our ethos, career opportunities and employment benefits.
Our Innovative Environment
"What does it feel like?"
As a staff member at Radnor House Sevenoaks, you are part of a community that works together to achieve the best for each of its pupils. There are almost 100 members of a highly dedicated staff team in teaching and support roles. The culture of Radnor House Sevenoaks is founded on the following principles:
‘An active learning environment for limitless minds’
Excellence — Respect — Courage — Perseverance
We aim to create a secure, happy and active learning environment of the highest quality which celebrates every individual. Teachers provide outstanding pastoral care alongside teaching of the highest standard and deliver a wide range of co‐curricular opportunities.
Radnor House Sevenoaks also has a highly professional support staff creating and maintaining the structures and environment for teachers to help pupils achieve their best.
We actively support colleagues in seeking to improve their professional practice and working in partnership with parents to enhance opportunities for students. This includes helping them to develop an awareness of and contribution to both the local and broader community and wider field of education.
Providing an active learning environment is at the heart of Radnor House Sevenoaks. We want every colleague to fulfill their potential at work through ongoing development opportunities and by taking on new challenges to develop their career. Colleagues receive regular feedback on performance and are appraised each term against key performance indicators.
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Our Staff Community
Radnor House Sevenoaks has a vibrant school community in which teachers often take time to support one another with projects and initiatives. The school’s open door policy means teachers are encouraged to drop into one another’s lessons in a positive manner in order to learn from each other and benefit from each other’s suggestions. Teachers from all subject areas frequently volunteer to deliver assemblies and talks on areas of interest. School trips and excursions are commonly accompanied by teachers from across different subject specialisms. Our teachers have a wide range of skills and interests, many of which they choose to share with the pupils via our activities programme, as well as developing their artistic, sporting and musical talents beyond the school. Our staff common room is a welcoming work area, with communal space for marking and discussion of ideas. Teachers are invited to a range of social events across the school year, including the Christmas and End of Year parties, which present excellent opportunities to relax and celebrate together as a team.
A learning community
Radnor House Sevenoaks is a community of learners and our teachers are dedicated to their ongoing professional learning, realising that continuous improvement is at the heart of building a successful school. Regardless of our strengths as teachers, we will always need to learn more, because every child, class and topic is different each time we teach, and presents new challenges and opportunities. By adopting this mindset, teachers help to model positive attitudes towards learning, and to foster a sense of resilience and inherent valuing of learning in the pupils whom we teach. Teachers are able to put this philosophy into practice in various ways, ranging from attendance at Professional Learning Groups (PLGs) which run on a variety of teacher-chosen Teaching and Learning themes, through to use of online resources, and formal training courses. We also encourage teachers to pursue further qualifications, and many of our staff take advantage of partial funding arrangements in place for further education including Masters degree studies.
Philosophy Towards Staff
Radnor House Sevenoaks expects all colleagues to be both excellent and involved teachers and wholly committed to the wider life of the School. As an Equal Opportunities employer, the School, in turn, recognises its responsibilities to its employees as outlined in the contracts of employment and in various relevant policies. The School also endeavours to develop a professional teaching environment within the School for all Teaching Staff with appropriate support and care and opportunities for personal growth and professional development. Teamwork is vitally important to the success of the teaching Staff and it is expected that Staff appointed will have the ability and willingness to work in teams.
Radnor House Sevenoaks can provide generous financial support to any staff who want to continue their education or learn new skills related to their employment.
Staff surveys are sent out annually in order to give staff the opportunity to feedback on their experiences as a member of staff, all feedback is treated confidentially.
Radnor House Sevenoaks contributes towards employees' pension schemes. Further details are available from the Finance department.
All employees are automatically provided with free life assurance cover up to age 65 or state pension age. If an employee dies in service, our scheme will pay three times his/her annual salary to the employee's family or nominated beneficiary.
Radnor House Sevenoaks encourages all staff to eat in the dining room. Free Café facilities also offer a wide range of good quality healthy food and drink.
Cycling to Work Scheme
Radnor House Sevenoaks participates in a cycle to work scheme. Up to £1000 can be used to purchase a bike, deducted equally from payroll over 12 months.
Taking on the role of English Co-ordinator in the Prep School and becoming the Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning has been challenging at times, but I always feel supported by management who give me confidence to lead. The beautiful grounds of Radnor House Sevenoaks are inspiring and I feel very lucky to be teaching here.- Teacher
Since joining Radnor House Sevenoaks in September 2016 I have enjoyed every day. The pupils are a pleasure to teach and the staff are a constant source of support and smiles. It is a pleasure to work with such experienced teachers who have a real passion for learning and show genuine care for their pupils.- Staff Member