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The Royal Alexandra & Albert School is a purpose-built co-educational maintained boarding school in 260 acres of Surrey parkland. Pupils are aged 7-18 and 470 of the 1000 pupils are boarders. The school has excellent facilities and is only 5 minutes from the M25.

The School is part of the School Direct Warwick Partnership. As such we offer both salaried and unsalaried School Direct training places.

More background information about roles in the school can be found through the following links:
Teaching
Non-Teaching

Secretary to the Senior Leadership Team

37.5 hours per week 40 weeks per year

Salary: £18,697 per annum (£21,386 FTE)

An experienced Secretary/Administrator is required for an immediate start. The post-holder will provide confidential secretarial and administrative support to the Senior Leadership Team and will possess excellent communication and IT skills (Word, Excel, mailmerge) and have the ability/willingness to take decisions, manage time effectively and work unsupervised.

SIMS experience would be an advantage.

An approachable, flexible attitude and the ability to prioritise are essential. The post will involve dealing with confidential information.

Closing date for applications: 4th December 2017
Interviews to be held week commencing: 11th December

Completed application forms should be emailed to hr@gatton-park.org.uk

Available From: January 2018

Job Description

Chaplain

The Royal Alexandra & Albert School is a state boarding school from 7-18 with a significant portion of the pupils as boarders, distributed over nine boarding houses. We are a voluntary-aided school with a strong Christian ethos dating back more than 250 years. We are committed to fostering Christian principles within a caring community, where people of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.

The Foundation of the School is able to offer a large number of ‘Foundationer’ boarding places to applicants who have a demonstrable need for boarding, and has royal patronage for this reason.

The Chaplain will lead the spiritual development of the School and contribute to the pastoral care of pupils at the School, being proactive in leading the formal and informal expression of Christian ethos and worship at the school. The Chaplain is also expected to respond supportively to pupils of any faith or none.

The post is a full-time one during term-time, although part-time applicants may be considered.

Salary: In the range £32,000 - £34,000 depending on experience.

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd November at 12.00 p.m.

Interview Day: Tuesday 28th November

Available From: April 2018

Job Description

Head of Mathematics

Salary: UPS/MPR + TLR1 (£7,699 for 2017-18)

As a 7-18 State Boarding School we are seeking a Head of Mathematics to provide inspirational leadership of the Mathematics Department and effective delivery of an outstanding Mathematics curriculum ensuring all our pupils make excellent progress.

The successful candidate would inspire teachers and pupils to have a passion for the subject and to ensure the Mathematics department is a vibrant department within the school community. The successful candidate will be:

• Committed to the teaching of Mathematics and to leading the co-curricular programme of the school within the subject
• An excellent classroom practitioner with understanding of high quality teaching and learning
• Experienced in successful teaching of Mathematics to GCSE and A level and of raising attainment
• Able to create and lead departmental development and be experienced in supporting other staff to enhance teaching and learning
• Committed to regular and on-going professional development

Single or larger rent-free accommodation may be available for the appointee in return for boarding duties.

To apply please complete an application form with a covering letter or supporting statement and return to hr@gatton-park.org.uk

Closing Date: Friday 24th November at midday

Interview Date: Wednesday 29th November

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS check.

Available From: September 2018

Job Description

Director of Music

Salary: UPS/MPR + TLR2 (£4442 for 17-18)

As a 7-18 State Boarding School we seek an outstanding candidate for the position of Director of Music. Music as a subject has developed greatly within the school in recent years, making GCSE Music a healthy option subject and seeing the introduction of A Level Music in September 2014. There is also a very active musical life in the boarding school more generally with many pupils involved with performances during the year.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide inspirational leadership of the Music Department, leading the department to the highest standards of professionalism as a role model for colleagues and pupils.
• Lead the design and implementation of an outstanding Music curriculum to ensure all our pupils make excellent progress.
• Promote the subject and ensure it is thriving throughout the school, including at GCSE and A Level Music.
• Lead the co-curricular life of the school in Music to ensure a rich and varied programme.
• To take overall responsibility for the effective leading of music groups in the school to ensure opportunity for participation as well as performance at a good level.
• To work with the school chaplain and be responsible for the use of Music in assemblies and services throughout the year.

Single or larger rent-free accommodation may be available for the appointee in return for boarding duties.

To apply please complete the application form with a covering letter or supporting statement and send to hr@gatton-park.org.uk

Closing Date: Friday 24th November at midday

Interview Date: Friday 1st December

Available From: September 2018

Job Description

KS2 Teacher

We are looking for a KS2 Class Teacher to join our thriving and successful Junior School.

Applications are welcome from either an NQT for whom there would be an excellent Induction programme or else an experienced teacher.

The Junior school has been very successful over the years promoting an ethos of high expectations as well as excellent behaviour for the children. Teachers and staff in the school and boarding House provide the opportunities for all children to achieve their potential.

The Junior school at present has a population of 150 pupils, 61 of whom are boarders and 89 are Flexi Boarders. The School, Junior and Senior combined is the only state-maintained boarding school with Key Stage Two provision and, as such is very important in providing continuity in education for children whose parents serve abroad, as well as other children whose needs are best served by being in a boarding situation.

We have been very successful in our KS2 SATs over the years. There is good support in the classroom and we have been recognised by the Minister of State for Schools for the excellent achievement of all our students and by our most recent Ofsted inspection in April 2016 where they celebrated the implementation of the new curriculum and the assessment in place at KS2.

We are looking for:

• Excellent teachers with enthusiasm, commitment and excellent ICT skills.
• Strong academic qualifications and subject knowledge
• A team player able to promote high expectations
• A role model to pupils and other staff in the school

We can offer:

• The opportunity to work with well-behaved pupils with diverse backgrounds and needs.
• Well-resourced facilities and excellent specialist teachers.
• Excellent CPD opportunities and career development
• Excellent induction programme for all teachers.
• A supportive leadership team and professional dedicated staff
• Possible on-site accommodation in return for boarding duties


Completed application forms should be sent to hr@gatton-park.org.uk by Monday 27th November 2017. Interviews will take place on Friday 1st December 2017.

Available From: January 2018

Job Description

Description of Junior School

Volunteer and Events Co-ordinator

The Gatton Trust,
Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0TW

Full time 40 hours per week
Salary circa £17,000

Are you great with people from all walks of life, an organised and efficient administrator and self motivated? Would you like to work in a beautiful historic parkland with a small friendly team?

In this role you will:

• Recruit, support and develop our team of volunteers who are central to our organisation and involved with every aspect of the work of the Trust

• Manage our programme of events including planning, marketing and running events for families, courses for adults and open days

Please see the Royal Alexandra and Albert School website (www.raa-school.co.uk) for an application form and a job description. Completed application forms should be emailed to: hr@gatton-park.org.uk

For an informal chat, please call Louise on 01737 649066

Closing date: 8th December 2017

Interview date: 14th December 2017

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS check.

Available From: January 2018

Job Description

Applicants from outside the UK should understand that they will be required to teach a demonstration lesson in school as part of the recruitment process for teaching posts, so we do not interview by Skype. It is also important to note that we do not pay travel expenses for overseas travel.

Gap Students. Please note that we do not employ GAP students.

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The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. The DBS check replaces the old CRB check.

If you think you would be suitable for any of the above posts, please download the relevant application form using the appropriate link below. If using Microsoft Internet Explorer, right click on the link then choose 'Save target As' from the pop-up menu.

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 Application form for a non-teaching post (MS Word)

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