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Overview

  I am delighted that you are interested in applying for a role at our school.  I hope you will find all the information you need, either on our school website or when you come and visit us, to make an informed decision about making an application.  Whilst seeking a new role can be daunting in some respects, the process can also be a stimulating and enjoyable one.  I hope that through your interactions with our school you will have the opportunity to see new approaches in practice and to continue to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding about high quality teaching and learning. Hillcross has a long-standing reputation for excellence; we are a recognised ‘Thinking School’ and we are very proud of the school’s success in enabling children to become confident, independent learners.  It is our commitment to ensuring that children are at the heart of all we do and our strong relationships across the school community that make our school an exciting and enjoyable place to work.  Happiness in school and as little stress as possible will automatically lead to better outcomes for everyone. We are unapologetically ambitious for all our children. You will see from our website that we have excellent facilities, a strong and supportive staff team, incredible children who are curious, keen and enthusiastic about learning, positive and constructive partnerships with parents and highly effective collaborations with a range of external agencies.  As a result our children make strong progress in a range of ways, and the academic progress and achievement of our children is improving consistently.   If you would like to apply for any of our vacancies please contact the school office and I look forward to being able to show you around our wonderful school. Mrs Lisa Francis Headteacher  

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Working for Us

Our staff enjoy working at Hillcross and our staff are welcoming and cheerful. These are just some of the comments made in the end of year staff survey about what it is like to work at our school: “The fun, secure, welcoming feel makes work a great place to be.”  “I love the friendly, open, supportive nature of the staff towards each other.”  “Enjoyable and rewarding- hard work most of the time, but you feel like you make a difference!” Other benefits to working in our school include: ·a competitive salary (teachers in Merton are paid on the inner London pay scale) ·free access to an employee assistance programme; ·an opportunity to join a sports and leisure programme offering a range of benefits to enhance your home life and personal well-being ·most importantly of all: benefiting from the warm welcome and support of an excellent staff community.  Teaching Posts If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now!For more information about School Talent Pools visit www.eteach.com

Our Vision and Values

 Our children are supported and challenged to become caring, collaborative, critical and creative learners who can adapt to meet their future life goals with confidence and success.  We have a clear focus on ensuring all children experience success in all aspects of the curriculum by inspiring them in their learning and ensuring they develop the personal and social skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.

We know that children learn more effectively if they feel valued, happy and secure.  We aim to ensure that our children are respected as individuals and feel good about themselves so that they can achieve their very best within a safe, caring and supportive environment.  

In line with our mission statement, ‘Educating Our Children Together’, we have an excellent team of outstanding, experienced staff who are fully committed to working in partnership with families and the local community to ensure that every child in the school benefits from an environment where all children achieve success in both their learning and personal achievements.  

As a nationally recognised Thinking School we help children to develop a range of thinking processes that they can use to support their independent learning and problem solving.   Children are given opportunities to reflect and develop knowledge about themselves and others, both in school and in the wider community.

 

Our distinctive features include:

·         A strong inclusive ethos where children are kept at the heart of all we do. 

·         A child centred approach to teaching and learning which encourages and supports children to become enthusiastic, positive and resilient learners who are willing to have a go, are not afraid to ask for help and who feel bold enough to accept challenges.

·         A focus on key skills and a curriculum that, whilst encompassing the National Curriculum 2014, is rooted in talk for learning and the development of thinking skills which leads to relevant, meaningful and motivational learning experiences that are tailored to the needs of each individual and ensures every child learns in an exciting and stimulating way.  

·         A warm and positive atmosphere where children and adults alike take pleasure from the excitement of learning and where emphasis is placed on developing confident attitudes to learning and positive relationships with others.

·         A strong school ethos where all types of achievement, both in and out of school, are celebrated and where everyone has the confidence to share experiences and ideas.   At Hillcross, diversity of experiences, cultures and individual qualities are enjoyed and appreciated and everyone is treated with a sense of equality and dignity. 

·         A wonderful physical environment that includes a large playing field, multi purpose sports arena, a copse, an allotment and climbing equipment outside, and inside offers an ICT suite, a library, a gym, a studio hall, spacious and well equipped classrooms and a number of smaller learning hubs.

 

 

Key Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Numbers on Roll:  592   

42 different languages spoken throughout the school

47% of the current pupil roll have English as an Additional Language

15% are identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Total Number of Staff:   73

  • Leadership Staff: 4
  • Teaching Staff:  22
  • Suport staff: 39
  • Administration and Site Staff: 8 

 

Our school awards and prices

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