Teacher of Media (Maternity cover)
Are you an inspirational and creative media specialist looking for a role leading BTEC Media in a dynamic and successful department?
If you are an experienced, innovative and inspirational teacher with passion and enthusiasm for Media Studies, who is committed to achieving high standards within a successful department, then we would love to hear from you.
Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 180 boarding students in the Senior School and are proud of our state of the art day and boarding facilities as well as the warm pastoral provision provided by our Housemasters and Housemistresses. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. Our vision is to provide an outstanding co-educational experience for children as the family school of choice.
We offer GCSE Media Studies (Eduqas), Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate and National Diploma in Media, and Media A level (Eduqas) at Sixth Form. Royal Russell has state of the art facilities with two Mac suites, a recently renovated studio, a live editing suite and a range of recording equipment, all of which is supported by a dedicated Media Technician. Outside the curriculum, students can participate in practical work encompassing media support for our internationally renowned MUN conference, and the ‘1853 Productions’ group who create most of the School’s multimedia content. Results within the department have been strong over a number of years, and the subject is increasingly popular.
You will lead the teaching of Level 3 BTEC for qualification in August 2022. Media is a popular subject at GCSE, A level and more recently BTEC in our Sixth Form. The Media department has a high profile within the school including a comprehensive programme of extracurricular activities.
You must be able to demonstrate your experience in managing and leading BTEC Media and taking students’ work through the moderation process. You should have outstanding subject knowledge and be able to teach confidently across different year groups. In addition, you should be able to deliver high quality tutorial support, and deliver a range of co-curricular activities.
This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale which provides for progression based on performance and contribution and is above SNS. Teachers automatically join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) or you may opt into an alternative defined contribution pension scheme with free life cover on a promoted salary scale. As part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School, you will join a friendly and dedicated team working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance). In addition you will have access to free car parking, free meals, a discount of up to 50% on School fees, (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time and 25% discount with the Royal Russell Holiday Club which operates during School holiday periods), free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions and the use of our sporting and gym facilities (on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym), free of charge.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 9.00 am on Monday 24 January 2022. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 31 January 2022 but we reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. If you have not heard from us by Friday 28 January 2022 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff, references and medical fitness.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.