38 weeks per year plus 1 week INSET and 1 week during school closure
Richmond Park Academy (RPA) is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a network of 66 primary, secondary and special academies.
It is situated in East Sheen, close to Richmond Park, the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. Richmond, Kingston and the West End are all between 15 and 30 minutes journey from the school and our proximity to central London means that students can benefit enormously from the vast range of social, cultural, sporting and academic opportunities that we are able to access.
Our student body is diverse, exciting and talented – and the same is true of our staff. We put huge emphasis on professional development, must of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school. We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude. We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.
The school completed a £10m rebuild and refurbishment programme, including the introduction of a 6th form in 2014, and also included the now first class library with dedicated computer learning area and which benefits from traditional and electronic resources. Our 2012 Ofsted reported that we were a ‘good’ school in all categories. The inspector wrote: “Leaders and managers share a commitment to drive up standards, provide a broad and sturdy foundation for students’ future well-being and establish the academy as the school of choice within its locality”.
We are seeking to appoint a creative and enthusiastic School Library Manager who will be responsible for managing the learning environment used by the whole school in the Academy library. You will be a passionate and dedicated reader, with the ability to inspire others.
You will take the lead role in the academy's use of the Accelerated Reader programme, helping students reach their reading potential, as well as showing enthusiasm to encourage those of all ages and ability to read and nurture them with a listening ear and offering assistance to improve their ability and knowledge in their studies.
As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.
This position is required to commence Friday 1 September 2017