20:23 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Hear, hear! Well done to all for a fab show! https://t.co/fUlgyBe882

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075792348678885381

16:37 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Full swing with rehearsals! Great commitment from Abi! Wizard of Oz (Probably Goes Wrong) TONIGHT! 6.15PM https://t.co/qwmYm7IprG

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075792243997462528

16:37 PM - 20 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Awwwww! We're off to see the wizard... https://t.co/LNHCArkcGN

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1075130573985890304

20:47 PM - 18 Dec 2018

Y10 are enjoying the excellent Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - such a powerful show! https://t.co/udvIhEV9R0

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1074779711010680832

21:33 PM - 17 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Hinchley

Is it really that time of year, already? Oh, YES it IS! https://t.co/ekiteVNGvG

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1074572168225120256

07:49 AM - 17 Dec 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

https://t.co/LnnY1oVZZW

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1073325628802379776

21:15 PM - 13 Dec 2018

Retweeted From Music@StMaryStokeDab

Do come and listen to HWS students Derik, Ella, Maddie-Jo, Sam, Sophie & William sing in our Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols on Sunday 16 December at 6pm. All welcome to join us for sherry & mince pies after the service in the hall. https://t.co/ODIdiU0sCT

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1072941793862402054

19:50 PM - 12 Dec 2018

Well done & thank you to the families of Year 10 - this is just some of the produce that you've collected for the East Elmbridge/Esher branch of the food bank - such a worthy cause helping our local community - amazing community spirit at Christmas time! https://t.co/wOmT2Xj79x

20:13 PM - 7 Dec 2018

It was our pleasure to host you - we are looking forward to our Student Equalities Groups being able to do work together in the future! https://t.co/Lj69VbL0tz

06:38 AM - 7 Dec 2018

Well done to all involved, and thanks for organising a great event! https://t.co/Dp6VeFc0gm

Why Work at Hinchley Wood?

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Hinchley Wood School offers a positive and innovative learning ethos supported by students, staff, parents and governors.  We value our staff and the professionalism and experience they bring to the school, and wherever possible we have tried to anticipate and build in holistic support, we offer:

  • Two week Autumn half term
  • A minimum two week break over the Christmas period.
  • Early finish to the school timetable on Fridays.
  • Free use of our on-site gym before and after the school day.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee every day and a fully equipped and pleasant staff room.
  • Parking on site
  • Free lunch and refreshments on INSET days.
  • Free lunch for colleagues if they are staying later to attend parents’ evenings.
  • Time off for celebration of close family events eg child’s nativity play, graduation etc.
  • Every Colleagues Matters – a group to represent and discuss staff matters.
  • A supportive Staff Association which covers a range of events including provision of end of term food and drinks and sending small gifts to colleagues at times of celebration or loss.
  • Concessionary/franked postage rates for staff and the school can be used as a delivery point for online personal purchases.

Job Satisfaction

HWS has a very good record of staff retention & job enhancement opportunities, we offer a pleasant and supportive working environment and have established excellent staff:student working relationships.  To improve working environments for staff we are committed to an on-going programme of investment. Over the last year this has included a rolling programme of classroom and corridor decoration, Premises, ICT and Science Preparation Room and Curriculum offices.

NQT and Post NQT Programme

We have a successful and established programme of support for newly qualified teachers, and those in their second year of teaching. This includes regular support meetings, a dedicated mentor, CPD sessions including a residential weekend and NQT support network.

For NQTs joining HWS we offer a ‘Golden Hello’ for NQTs in shortage subject areas.

CPD

We have an excellent CPD programme and many opportunities in school for staff to extend their professional knowledge and develop their skills. As a result, we have a very good record of staff gaining internal and external promotions and sharing good practice across departments.

There is a warm convivial atmosphere among the staff and mutual support between teaching and associate staff to ensure effective teaching and learning and the best outcomes for our students. 

Staff have opportunities to work on cross curricular projects with students and colleagues, and this is actively encouraged.

Wide range of educational visits and extra-curricular activities

Staff are able to assist on a number of day/residential visits to extend their own experience and support students’ personal growth and also encouraged to get involved in extra curricular clubs.  These have included:

  • Trips as part of curriculum enhancement eg New York, Berlin, Paris
  • Skiing
  • Duke of Edinburgh – Bronze, Silver, Gold
  • World Challenge trips, past trips have included India, Namibia and Uganda
  • Combined Cadet Force
  • Various sports clubs including tennis, hockey, football, rugby, netball and athletics.

Secure School Finances

In this time of uncertainty within education, the school is well placed to weather the storm including:

  • Robust school finances during a period of much financial uncertainty
  • 1% pay rise approved each year to date
  • Performance Related Pay outcomes funded

Other Benefits include:

  • Salary sacrifice schemes including:
    • Childcare Vouchers
    • Cycle to Work
  • Reduced rates at local service providers, eg Colets Health Club, Esher Tyre and Exhausts, Tolworth Recreation Centre, Esher Valet Dry Cleaners.
  • Membership of either of the following pensions schemes, including a generous employer contribution;
    • Teachers Pension Scheme
    • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health support.
  • Recognition of previous maintained school or Academy continuous service.