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Class Teacher

Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

Class Teacher

April-July 2022 maternity cover with the possibility of permanency

Are you looking to join a forward thinking and innovative school that prides itself on supporting all members of the community to achieve their best? 

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. Our vision is to provide an outstanding co-educational experience for children as the family school of choice. The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding, enthusiastic and experienced Teacher with excellent classroom skills and the dedication and enthusiasm to be part of a high achieving school to join our fabulous staff team and wonderful children in an inspiring school environment.  Ideally you will have experience in working within KS1 in an educational setting and with appropriate degree and teaching qualifications. The role has arisen to cover maternity leave and there is the possibility of a longer-term appointment as we are expanding our pupil numbers.

We are a friendly, warm and nurturing school and we are committed to doing the very best for our students. You will become a central part of our diverse, enthusiastic and energetic family. The strength of community at Royal Russell is paramount to the success of every individual and we strongly believe that we learn and achieve together. 

Royal Russell offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale. As part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School, you will join a friendly and dedicated team working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance). In addition you will have access to free car parking, free meals, a discount of up to 50% on School fees, (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time and 25% discount with the Royal Russell Holiday Club which operates during School holiday periods), free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions and the use of our sporting and gym facilities (on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym), free of charge. 

Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page at:  You can also contact us by email at  or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 9.00 am on Tuesday 7 December 2021. Interviews will be held on Friday 10 December 2021. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. If you have not heard from us by 10 December 2021 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 references and medical fitness.

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