Thank you for considering Rosebery School for your future career. We hope you are able to find all the information you require about our school in these pages. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require any additional information (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). We welcome visits to the school; a tour of the school can be arranged through the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Ali Stuart email@example.com.
Rosebery School is a popular and over-subscribed 11-18 comprehensive girls’ school with 1,470 students, including 280 in the Sixth Form. We achieve outstanding outcomes for our students as a result of our clarity of purpose, our commitment to individual support and the hard work undertaken by all members of our community, including our students who are a delight to work with.
Rosebery School enjoys a very positive working environment and many staff remain with us for lengthy and progressive careers. We pride ourselves on developing individuals through a comprehensive Continuing Professional Development programme and we aim to create opportunities for all colleagues to follow a pathway into leadership, if they wish. In a recent staff survey 100% of respondents said that Rosebery School is a good place to work and that the school is well led. As with all educational organisations, we have high expectations of those who are employed here and in return we provide a supportive and interesting atmosphere within which to work and a full range of staff benefits.
If you may be interested in joining our team, please take a look at our current vacancies. To register your prospective interest in joining us or to apply for a current vacancy please click the How to Apply bar below.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Register your Interest
If you have an interest in working at Rosebery School, either now or in the future, please email your speculative CV (in the first instance) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide additional information about the kinds of roles you may be interested in and ensure you supply an email address and telephone number so that you can be contacted if a suitable vacancy arises. If a suitable vacancy becomes available we will contact you and you will be invited to apply using the school application form.
Additional supporting statement (teaching and leadership roles)We usually advertise our jobs on Eteach and TES. Please do register on their websites if you would like to receive alerts each time we advertise a new role that may be of interest to you.
Rosebery is fully committed to safeguarding. If you are invited for interview you will be required to provide original documentation to prove your identify (e.g. passport, driving licence, P60/45) and original exam qualification certificates. Successful applicants will be required to complete a disclosure form to enable an enhanced DBS check to be undertaken. Information from the DBS check will be held in strict confidence. You will also need to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK and complete a Medical Declaration.
Candidates registered with our talent pool will be contacted from time to time to check if details should still be retained. If for any reason you no longer wish to be part of our talent pool please email us at email@example.com to ask for your CV to be removed and we will be happy to arrange this immediately. Should you be unsuccessful with an application to the school we will retain your application for six months and it will then be destroyed. If you are successful in your application this information will be kept securely as part of your personal employment record.
Equality and Diversity
Applications are welcome from all sectors of the community. No job applicant will be treated less favourably because of his or her sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or by any other condition or requirement that cannot be shown to be justified. In order to help us ensure that this policy is being carried out, we ask all applicants to complete an Equality Monitoring Form. Completed forms are separated from application forms on receipt and used for monitoring purposes only. They do not form part of the interviewing and selection process. Any information provided on the Equality & Diversity Form is treated as ‘sensitive’ data. The monitoring of this data will enable the school to be aware of the makeup of its employees so it can then support, help and provide advice to employees where needed.
Information about the School
Information about the School
New members of our team have an opportunity to make a considerable impact on the future direction of this already highly successful, oversubscribed and vibrant girls’ Academy. Over the last three years we have been placed in the top 100 non-selective state schools in the country for our exam performance and 2016 saw another improvement in results, with the school achieving a Progress 8 score of 0.42, placing us in the top 11% of schools and an L3VA figure of 0.13, placing us in the top 16% of schools for A Level. Our approach with disadvantaged students has been acknowledged by the DfE and by the award of the Inclusion Mark. In May 2017, Ofsted graded the school as Outstanding in all areas. However, there is still much to do. We are fortunate that our girls want to learn and we enjoy the support of our parents, who rightly have high expectations of our work with their daughters.
At Rosebery we strive to inspire and support every member of our community to achieve excellence through a love of learning and a desire to succeed. We challenge ourselves to continually improve and understand that endeavour and effort are central to meeting the highest of expectations. We are committed to creating a happy, purposeful and secure environment which provides the opportunity for all to develop and grow; to build confidence and self-belief; and to be enriched and stimulated so that we can all contribute significantly and positively to the Rosebery community and beyond.
The responsibilities of our positions are significant, but our staff are well-supported. As a new member of staff you will be assigned a mentor, and your Line Manager will meet with you regularly to offer support and guidance. Our Leadership Team maintains an open-door policy and as a staff we seek to work collaboratively to share good practice and to offer mutual support. Our coaching programme for which we have been awarded the Gold Coachmark which exemplifies our approach to personal and professional development. All staff follow a personalised professional learning programme which includes the opportunity to complete a Masters with St Mary’s University Twickenham, to carry out Research and Development with the NFER, or to engage in over 50 twilight training sessions across the year, including several on securing personal well-being, run by an external coach and an Aspiring Senior Leader programme run by the Headteacher.
Working at Rosebery is challenging and stimulating and you will be joining us at a very exciting stage of our development where you will be able to make a real difference to the way we deliver education for our students.
Staff Benefits at Rosebery School
Members of staff at Rosebery School enjoy the following benefits:
Local Government Career Average Pension Scheme
Regular reward and performance reviews
Access to a free and strictly confidential counselling support line and face to face sessions if deemed appropriate
Priority admission for the children of members of staff with two or more years of service
Free parking on site
Access to local discounts and services
Option to sign up for our flexible benefits programme which includes: Childcare Voucher scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme.
Ten Reasons to Choose Rosebery School
Ten very good reasons to join the staff at Rosebery School
Our students are a joy to work withand achieve outstanding results at every key stage. We have been in the top 100 schools for our GCSE results, including those achieved with disadvantaged students, for the last 3 years. The school achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.42 and an L3VA figure of 0.13 in 2016, placing us in the top 11% of schools for GCSE and in the top 16% of schools for A Level. Please do take a look at our latest school performance figures
We are a diverse and inclusive community whose members treat each other with respect and kindness. The assessment which led to our award of the Inclusion Mark, highlighted the excellent behaviour of our students, the fantastic support and intervention provided for students by a compassionate and talented staff and an embedded culture in which individuals can grow and flourish.
A personalised professional learning programme is in place for every member of staff including coaching, mentoring, membership of a Teaching and Learning Community, a menu of over 50 twilight sessions, Teachmeets, Research and Development projects and two Masters programmes led by the Institute of Education and St Mary’s University. The award of the Gold Coachmark highlights the quality of the coaching programmes on offer to staff led by our coaching team, which over half the staff have opted to join. All NQTs join us at the end of June prior to their first term in teaching and we carefully plan induction for all staff.
Many staff members have been internally promoted. As a large school we are able to offer additional responsibilities to colleagues every year, some with incentive allowances attached and some with time. As a result many staff have been internally promoted, including onto the Leadership Team. Every term a number of Middle Leaders are invited to join the Extended Leadership Team on a rotational basis to extend their experience.
Close collaboration with our feeder primaries and neighbouring secondaries ensures that there are many opportunities to work with colleagues in other schools, and to become involved in our school to school support programme.
We lead the Glyn Surrey SCITT, as well as being a partner in the Glyn School and Coombe Girls’ Schools Teaching Alliances and have been identified as a Beacon School for training by Roehampton University. Colleagues, therefore, have the opportunity to lead training for trainees across the local area, or to benefit from the vast experience of our mentoring team who support the large number of School Direct and PGCE trainees who come to Rosebery each term.
Children of staff are given priority in our admissions policy. Children of staff who have been employed by our very over-subscribed school for two years or more are given priority in our Admissions Policy over those applications from ‘nearest school’.
Our Leadership Team has an open door policy and believes in the importance of getting into classrooms to support teaching and learning. Members of the leadership team are accessible to all staff and students. There are many opportunities for staff to influence the strategic direction of the school through the Staff Consultation Group and numerous working parties which address specific issues, including staff well-being and work-life balance.
We employ cover supervisors and dedicated administrative support staff to ensure that teachers at Rosebery are able to use their non-contact time for planning, marking and feedback.
There aremany extra-curricular opportunities for colleagues and students. Our staff sports club on a Friday afternoon is very well attended in our Sports Hall, our well-equipped fitness suite and sometimes on our local golf course! Places are always offered to colleagues to join trips to China, the Alps, Spain, America, Cern and Germany and our staff inspire our youngsters to participate in a huge number of activities including clubs and fixtures in all sports, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the National Citizen Scheme, the annual school production, Amnesty International, Maths Challenges, Rotary Young Chef of the Year, our space balloon project, Rag Week, our Summer School, House Challenges, International Day of Languages, Young Enterprise and many more.