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.

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1441402628651499522

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 https://t.co/WxhV9T5O0K

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1416048137798668299

15:52 PM - 16 Jul 2021

Henry Jekyll (Jekyll and Hyde) by Isabella in Y10 https://t.co/ssAwZdXH1w

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" https://t.co/QPlgpnwZQH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1404770922746331137

13:01 PM - 15 Jun 2021

"Our Art & DT department are now on Instagram! Please follow them at: https://t.co/LuJRCR0Utp https://t.co/0s9WgqWg8Q

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402574726770405376

11:34 AM - 9 Jun 2021

"For June we have changed the school logo colours to rainbow in support of Pride month" https://t.co/QNqycpvPt6

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402231322752466945

12:49 PM - 8 Jun 2021

“We are beginning visits to meet with primary school teachers of all new Y7s in Sept 2021 today. Parents/Carers of new joiners in Sept, please keep an eye out for an email coming this week regarding login details for the Virtual Parents/Carers’ Y6 Transition Info Event 17th June. https://t.co/V1aOG9vuZU

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402230034899800066

12:44 PM - 8 Jun 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Diversity Month is underway, with our new House challenges starting today! https://t.co/arNjTWXRv5

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1402230014221991941

12:44 PM - 8 Jun 2021

Retweeted From HWS House System

Our first round of the HWS Bake Off is now live! https://t.co/E838skVDXr

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 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:

  • 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
  • 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.