Wimbledon College is seeking to employ a well-qualified, enthusiastic and motivational teacher to join our high attaining English department. The Department has a consistent record of excellent results with both Attainment and Progress in English significantly above the national average and is a popular option Post-16.
Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified teachers able to teach throughout the age and ability range.
The College is a high achieving oversubscribed boys’ Catholic voluntary aided school in the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). There are 1260 pupils including 300 in the Sixth Form.
The Jesuits have a distinctive approach to education. This approach is summed up by St Ignatius Loyola’s vision for Jesuit schools as being “for improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.” There are some 3,400 Jesuit schools, universities and educational institutions worldwide educating 2.5 million students in 68 countries.
Central our vision is the education of the whole person, providing each pupil with the opportunity to strive for excellence in all that they do.
The College currently has close to 1300 boys on roll including 270 in the Sixth Form. There are seven teaching groups in each year (known as lines in Jesuit schools) at Key Stage 3, with eight in Key Stage 4.
We were graded as Good in our most recent Ofsted inspection in 2017. Examination results are excellent and consistently well above national averages, full details of examination results are available on our website.
The teaching staff is well established with a small annual turnover. All teachers are specialists in their subjects and there is a CPD programme supporting teachers at all stages of their career.
The school operates a Sixth Form partnership with the neighbouring Ursuline High School with pupils able to attend classes on both sites. Classes in the Sixth Form are coeducational. The Sixth form offers a wide range of A Level and Btec Level 3 courses as well as a one year Level 2 course. The majority of our Year 11 boys continue into Sixth Form at the College and in recent years all of our pupils have moved into education, employment or training. Post A Level the majority of our pupils go on to university with over 40% going to Russell Group universities.
Wimbledon College has a strong system of pastoral care and discipline. All teachers are form tutors and work with Heads of Line in ensuring every boy is supported, cared for and challenged to progress academically and become involved in the wider life of the school. The school’s intake is truly comprehensive academically, socially and economically and ethnically. It draws from across southwest London and from Surrey and north of the Thames also. Last year saw boys join the College from over 40 different schools. Places in Y7 are regularly oversubscribed threefold.
The work of the Chaplaincy is a core feature of the school, judged outstanding in two recent diocesan inspections. We have a full time lay chaplain who in fully involved in the life of the College. There is a full programme of liturgy marking the seasons and great feasts of the Church’s year.
The school is accommodated in striking Grade II listed buildings on Edge Hill, above the parish church of the Sacred Heart, on a spacious green site in a conservation area. Private and public funds have facilitated a substantial development of the facilities of the College over the last fifteen years. This includes a new sports hall, learning resources centre and computer centre, a new dining room, sixth form centre and a new Music School. Other areas of the school have been refurbished including the swimming pool. Extensive renovations of the historic parts of the school have seen significant upgrading to classrooms. There is IT provision in every classroom and over the last year we have introduced full wifi coverage across the site. As well as a pitch on site the College has its own playing fields within walking distance.
The school has a strong tradition of drama and music. There is a well-equipped auditorium with raked retractable seating, a stage with revolve, and full lighting and sound rigs. The English and Drama Departments organise frequent visits to plays and invite theatre companies into the school.
There is a very extensive sports programme in the school, financially supported by parents’ donations to the School Fund. We have representative fixtures in many sports. Our major sports are rugby, football, cricket, basketball, swimming and athletics. We compete against many of the best state and independent schools in London on a weekly basis. Many of our boys achieve individual representative honours at local and national level. In addition to this we offer a wide variety of minor sports which are open to all pupils and encourage participation and enjoyment.