11:14 AM - 18 Mar 2022

Retweeted From The Kingston Academy

Join us for another FUTURES 🖥 on 23 March, as talks to to raise awareness of self harm. Book your place here 👉 Spaces limited. Great to continue working in partnership with supporting our community!

16:32 PM - 4 Mar 2022

Staff at HWS embraced World Book Day for the House event student scavenger hunt on Thursday this week. Student Quote: "It was the best day ever!"

16:30 PM - 28 Jan 2022

Drama A Level students were inspired during the fantastic Splendid Productions workshop with the amazing Kerry Frampton!

11:40 AM - 25 Nov 2021

Summer 2021 A Level and GCSE EXAM CERTIFICATES are ready to collect from school reception - see website for full details:

17:41 PM - 15 Oct 2021

Parents/Carers of students receiving SEND support - please see the new Parent Programme for Nov & Dec on the SEND page. We hope some interesting topics for discussion and look forward to seeing you there.

15:02 PM - 24 Sep 2021

Year 9 drama club working with Lily from YPSofActing on how to perform a monologue focusing on character objectives

15:52 PM - 16 Jul 2021

Henry Jekyll (Jekyll and Hyde) by Isabella in Y10

09:15 AM - 6 Jul 2021

“Parents/Carers of new Y7s in September – please look out for a communication from Mr Jacks this week about our Virtual ‘Question Time’ event for students on Monday 19th July. We are so looking forward to greeting all of new joiners soon!”

08:37 AM - 22 Jun 2021

"We are so proud of Morgan in Year 13 who has shared his experiences with the Metro newspaper. He is an inspiration to the younger LGBTQ+ community. We hope to be able to continue to develop our Leaders in Diversity group to build on his great work"

13:01 PM - 15 Jun 2021

"Our Art & DT department are now on Instagram! Please follow them at:

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.
  • Large car park on site
  • Free lunch and refreshments on INSET days.
  • Free lunch for colleagues if they are staying later to attend parents’ evenings.
  • Time off, cover permitting, for celebration of ad hoc close family events eg child’s nativity play, graduation etc.
  • 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 both within the school and wider Trust, 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.

ECT  Programme

We have a successful and comprehensive programme of support for early career teachers. This includes a dedicated mentor over the first two years of your teaching career, regular mentor meetings and coaching, as well as induction and CPD sessions in school. Your professional development is guided both in school and via the Early Career Framework delivered by Xavier Teaching Hub in collaboration with Teach First. 

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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. 

We believe that teachers are life-long learners - we keep up to date with current practice and research and disseminate this to teachers in a variety of ways, this helps us all to improve our classroom practice. 

Staff development is supported through an extensive and continuously evolving CPD programme which includes: in-house CPD courses, Teaching and Learning workshops, a Coaching Programme, a Teaching and Learning Forum, a New to Hinchley Wood Induction Programme, as well as access to external courses and networks. 

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 very best outcomes for our students. 

Wide range of educational visits and extra-curricular activities

As we emerge from COVID restrictions, we are pleased to be returning to a place where we are able to offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities run by members of staff as well as external organisations. These range from weekly clubs & societies, academic enrichment days, to international residential trips.

Some of the most popular include:

  • International trips to New York, Iceland, Berlin & skiing in the Alps
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award and World Challenge
  • Exchanges to Spain and Germany
  • Regular trips to the West End, London Museums & Galleries and places such as Kew Gardens
  • Various sports teams in football, netball, rugby, tennis, athletics & gymnastics; theatre clubs across the whole school; a wide variety of orchestras & bands; and of course, chess club & the English department's podcast.

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
  • Performance Related Pay outcomes funded
  • Competitive salaries

Other Benefits include:

  • Priority admission for children of all permanent postholders after 2 years’ service, or upon commencement for designated roles, identified at time of recruitment advert
  • Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Membership of either of the following pensions schemes, including a generous employer contribution;
    • Teachers Pension Scheme
    • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Health support.
  • Employee Assistance programme available to staff and their immediate family.
  • Recognition of previous maintained school or Academy continuous service.