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13:19 PM - 22 May 2018

Retweeted From National Autistic Society

Wonderful to hear that a talented student from our Cullum Centre is a finalist in the awards. Well done Greta, what an achievement! https://t.co/6SBjsFe0aO https://t.co/dDmCnlpnK3

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15:32 PM - 24 Apr 2018

Retweeted From Thames Ditton Jrs

Isn’t science awesome?! Year 6 visiting https://t.co/uX1QYIfXSK

11:02 AM - 24 Apr 2018

Good luck to our Year 11 students this week doing GCSE French, German and Spanish speaking exams!

09:41 AM - 24 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

Good luck to all of our Y11 language students doing their speaking tests this week!

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11:57 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

We've explored Park Güell in the glorious weather (about time!) and are now heading to Barceloneta for a picnic on the beach! Great to spend a day exploring all together with our exchange partners! https://t.co/U64Z4d3dTa

03:55 AM - 17 Apr 2018

Retweeted From Music

Hey to all Senior Jazz - hope you had a great holiday- big Jazz Day coming up on May 3rd. We start rehearsals tomorrow Tuesday. See you then.

17:32 PM - 16 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWS PE Dept

Calling on all of our students who are competing at county/regional/national or academy club level to fill out our sporting achievements form! Has been sent home to parents by email🏊‍♂️⚽️🏀🏈🎾🏸🏓🏐🏒🏑🏏🥋🥊🎽🏋️‍♂️🤸‍♂️🏌️‍♀️🤾‍♂️🧗‍♂️🚵‍♂️🚣‍♀️💃🕺🥇🏆

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17:32 PM - 16 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

It's the final evening of our fantastic Spanish exchange 😢. A great day today in Barcelona, visiting La Padrera and the Boqueria Market. Tonight is our last chance to have delicious tapas (& for Mrs Martin to scoff even more Patatas Bravas!) Thanks to everyone ! https://t.co/gC6v07FsMF

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15:16 PM - 13 Apr 2018

Retweeted From HWSMFL

A fab day in visiting the and getting to know the city, with ice cream. And some lush tapas for the teachers! https://t.co/ZBZID7mxls

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.