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Overview

In the Teddington community, everything matters, at all times

Teddington School is a community comprehensive school, located in pleasant surroundings in Teddington, on the banks of the River Thames. This is an exciting time in the school’s development. We are looking for colleagues to join us who have a passionate commitment to an inclusive education that meets the needs of all students.

We have a clear moral purpose to provide a high-quality learning experience for the students and families of our local community. We moved into our state-of-the art building in 2010 and opened our new Sixth Form in September 2014 in its own new building in front of the school. Our good fortune in terms of resources and location ensures we use them to maximise the outcomes and experience for all learners and staff. 



About Us

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The school is part of the Bourne Education Trust. This has opened up a range of development opportunities across the sixteen schools for colleagues to be involved in. The school has a very clear sense of identity and purpose. All staff seek to ensure the highest achievement of our students in an ethos of personalised care, guidance and support. We actively seek to ensure our community works together with a variety of other school community members as a means of nurturing our comprehensive community. We know this enables our staff and students to achieve above and beyond their perceived potential by being part of this warm, inclusive, friendly and highly motivated school.

Teddington School believes strongly in promoting British Values both across the curriculum and during tutor time. British values are taught predominantly through our PSHE and RS Schemes of Work where we cover key topics such as democracy, equality, social cohesion, anti-discrimination and the rule of law.  

The school also has a set of five values; Empathy, Endeavour, Integrity, Responsibility and Innovation which we also consider to be key British Values, and our rewards system is based around students demonstrating these skills. 


Working for us

If you're searching for your next 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 candidates - email us your application now hrdepartment@teddingtonschool.org and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

Head Teacher's Welcome

Inclusivity lies at the heart of what we do and so we plan our school day around supporting, challenging and motivating all our students, all of the time.

I feel strongly that school should be a happy and safe environment for students to come to each day; we want them to thrive and achieve. This can only be realised by them being challenged and supported by all staff, at all times. 

My staff came into teaching to make a difference and to improve the lives of young people and that is what we are determined to do. Our aim, ultimately, is to provide a quality education that prepares Teddington School students for life beyond school.   

I have been Headteacher now for over a year and I have been watching us, as a school community, grow stronger and stronger every day. We are delighted to welcome a full intake of students to Year 7 and continue to grow our sixth form. 

The year ahead will be a big year for us and staff are working hard to continue the tide of progress forward. We continue to have a relentless drive on making our pedagogy and school environment the very best that it can be, so I am pleased to be overseeing the growth and embedding of the great work that was achieved during the last academic year.  

Our school values drive students' ambitions each day:

• Responsibility - for my own achievements; for my own behaviour around school; for my life chances 

• Endeavour - to try my hardest to achieve what I want to achieve - I will never give up

• Empathy - to understand and share the feelings of those around me, and strive to achieve together

• Integrity - to uphold moral principles- challenge negativity and be a great team player

• Innovation - to strive to create new ideas

We look forward to working hard with our students again this year. Please do get in touch if you have anything you want to discuss. I welcome all interactions with potential new staff. Teddington is a great place to work.

Thank you in advance for your application.  

Ms Kathy Pacey
Headteacher 


Living in Richmond

Richmond is a unique jewel in London’s crown. Often considered London’s most attractive borough it has been a favourite retreat for the rich and famous throughout history. Home to the marvels of Hampton Court and Twickenham Stadium it rivals anywhere in London for things to see and do. Seen as the happiest place in London to live, the balance of being close enough to central London while maintaining a large amount of open green space.

Located just 8 miles south west of central London, Richmond has fantastic transport links with access to London Underground’s District Line and train services to Waterloo. Heathrow Airport is 12 miles away and can be reached easily by road, train or bus and the M3, M25 and M4 motorways all provide easy access to the area. 

Richmond is a friendly and lively centre with excellent facilities including numerous shops and boutiques, pavement cafes and bars, charming pubs and sophisticated restaurants serving top class international cuisine. With so much history and heritage, wildlife and leisure activities, Richmond has something for everyone and is a wonderful environment in which to bring up a family. Along with a variety of galleries, art centres and cinemas, there is the fabulous Richmond Theatre on The Green along with The Orange Tree theatre. 

The Borough also offers up some of the most attractive green open spaces within London including a number of Royal Parks, the most notable of which is the famous 2,300+ acres of Richmond Park. The River Thames is a major feature of Richmond. Running through the heart of the Borough it winds its way for 21 miles allowing for some beautifully positioned riverside homes with fabulous river views. 

Landmarks 

Kew Gardens and Palace - Experience the Royal Botanical Garden Show at Kew Gardens. Visit the beautiful palace set within the 300 acre setting.

Richmond Park - London’s largest royal park, famous for its rambling heaths and multitude of deer. A popular jaunt West London locals looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London life. 

Twickenham Stadium - The home of rugby. Catch England international rugby games here or during the summer the famous London 7s. Make the short walk to the smaller but just as lively Stoop to catch the local premiership club side, Harlequins RFC. 

Hampton Court Palace - The famous royal palace that was a favourite for the King Henry VIII. Visiting here is a little journey to the past. During the winter months it is home to one of London’s largest ice rinks which is a fantastic evening no matter who you are. 

Old Deer Park - Houses the boroughs favourite pagoda, it is a fantastic little park land. It is also the home ground of London Welsh Rugby Club if you are looking for an intimate family experience watching the sport. 


Bourne Education Trust

Teddington School is part of Bourne Education Trust (‘BET’) - a regional multi-academy trust made up of sixteen schools, across both primary and secondary phases.

Specialising in supporting schools to improve their performance, BET continues to grow a community of high performing academies with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for their learners.

Led by Alex Russell, CEO, and supported by an executive team and board of directors, BET's 1,050 staff currently educate over 7,700 pupils.

BET is a fast moving and exciting place to work with every school within our Trust free to shape their individual character. Our brilliant teachers, support staff and leaders share a commitment to providing a first-class education to the children within their schools and as a Trust we strive to ensure that our provision enables every child to fulfil their potential.

Our people are the key to our success and for this reason we believe in creating great places to work where people feel supported and encouraged to be the best they can possibly be.

Staff within our schools can expect to be challenged and motivated to achieve their ambitions, and such is the scale and scope of the Trust’s school-to-school support work, successful candidates can expect to:

Work in a high performing and supportive environment with dedicated high quality induction, coaching and mentoring programmes

Develop their teaching pedagogy within a culture of collaboration and sharing of best practice

Receive focussed career planning and professional development advice, which can result in rapid promotion either through direct placement or via secondments

Work with our teaching school partner to successfully navigate your NQT status, if applicable, and receive support in achieving your qualified teacher status in the UK if you have come from abroad

Work within an organisation that prioritises staff well-being, supports effective planning, preparation and administrative time as well as access to high quality shared resources and the opportunity to work a shorter academic year than most.