Head of Media, 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: No

Co-educational boarding and day school (HMC)

1000+ pupils (3 to 18) 200 in Sixth Form

Head of Media

September 2018

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.

Media GCSE was added to our curriculum offer in September 2017 to complement our strong A level provision making Media an exceptionally popular choice within our student body and one of the strengths of this successful and ambitious school. A level results are consistently amongst the highest within the year group with our students attaining in excess of 80% A*/B grades. Many of these students choose to continue their study of the subject at Higher Education and subsequently pursue a media-related career. As a result of an internal promotion, we are looking for a qualified and experienced full-time teacher of Media to lead and manage this dynamic department. The department has strong cross-curricular links throughout the School to which the Head of Department would be expected to contribute. 

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 8th January 2018. Interviews will be held at the school in w/c 15th January 2018. If you have not heard from us by Friday 12th January 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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More about Royal Russell School
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...