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The Royal Alexandra & Albert School is a purpose-built co-educational maintained boarding school in 260 acres of Surrey parkland. Pupils are aged 7-18 and 470 of the 1000 pupils are boarders. The school has excellent facilities and is only 5 minutes from the M25.

The School is part of the Surrey Downs Partnership. You can find out more it here.

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Teacher of Science

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A lively and purposeful co-educational, comprehensive state boarding school for children aged 7 to 18 years, with 600 flexi-boarders and 500 full boarders. The school has been highly sought after for many years, with very high levels of interest again for September 2022. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the boarding and flexi-boarding environment, wide range of trips and co-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils.

We offer:
• Strong induction programme
• Free accommodation, set in 260 acres of beautiful parkland, available in exchange for boarding and co-curriculum duties
• A well-managed and very successful department
• On-site parking
• Ideal location to work and live, close to the A23 and M25


We are looking for an exceptional Teacher of Science who can provide highly effective and innovative teaching of Science in the senior school, to ensure that all our pupils make excellent progress and inspire students to have a passion for the subject.

The Science department is one of the largest in the school, with 7 fully equipped laboratories; 2 Science Preparatory Rooms, Staff workroom and HOD office. There is a very good ethos of cooperative and supportive working as part of a team and there is excellent organisation between teaching and support staff.

In Science pupils achieve high outcomes at GCSE & A level. At GCSE pupils achieve results higher than the national average in 9-7, 9-4 and 9-1, with P8 scores within Separate science of above 1 and Combined science above 0.8. At A level typically 80% or above achieve A*- C, higher than the national averages. In our recent Ofsted report the department was commended on ‘knowing just what they want pupils to learn and in what order’ with subject teachers ‘explaining subject matter and checking pupils’ understanding well’.

The school’s approach to GCSE leads to a large uptake in the 6th form. There are 2 classes for Biology, Chemistry and Physics in both the Year 12 and Year 13. We have a good number of pupils going on to study STEM related degrees.

We are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:
• Passionate about the teaching of Science
• An excellent practitioner
• Enthusiastic about his/her own professional development

To apply please complete an application form with a covering letter or supporting statement. Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@gatton-park.co.uk

Closing Date: 31st January 2022

The school reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

We hope that after considering all the information provided, you will decide to make an application. Please be advised that we may interview as applications come in. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date. Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well in your future career.

Available From: September 2022

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Teacher of Maths

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A lively and purposeful co-educational, comprehensive state boarding school for children aged 7 to 18 years, with 600 flexi-boarders and 500 full boarders. The school has been highly sought after for many years, with very high levels of interest again for September 2022. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the boarding and flexi-boarding environment, wide range of trips and co-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils.

We offer:
• Strong induction programme
• Free accommodation, set in 260 acres of beautiful parkland, available in exchange for boarding and co-curriculum duties
• A well-managed and very successful department
• On-site parking
• Ideal location to work and live, close to the A23 and M25

We are looking for an exceptional Teacher of Mathematics who can provide highly effective and innovative teaching of Mathematics across the senior school, to ensure that all our pupils make excellent progress and inspire students to have a passion for the subject.

The Mathematics department has a very strong team ethos and has 6 classrooms with 2 staff preparatory rooms. There is a very good ethos of cooperative and supportive working as part of a team and there is excellent organisation between teaching and support staff.

Teachers are keen to develop still further the academic successes which have been gained by the pupils right across the ability range. At key Stage 3 the department implemented White Rose Maths to help build on the skills pupils acquired during Key Stage 2. In our recent Ofsted report the school was commended on ‘working to improve curriculum plans across a broad range of subjects on offer’.

There are two A Level classes in both Year 12 & Year 13. We also have a number of pupils studying Further Mathematics A level with 6+ pupils already interested for pursuing this next year.

Mathematics GCSE results are significantly above the National average with typically over 80% achieving grades 4+. This is further reflected in excellent outcomes at A level where we have a good number of pupils going on to study STEM related degrees.

We are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:
• Passionate about the teaching of Mathematics
• An excellent practitioner
• Enthusiastic about his/her own professional development

To apply please complete an application form with a covering letter or supporting statement. Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@gatton-park.co.uk

Closing Date: 31st January 2022

The school reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

We hope that after considering all the information provided, you will decide to make an application. Please be advised that we may interview as applications come in. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date. Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well in your future career.

Available From: September 2022

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Teacher of English (MPS/UPS)

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We are:

A lively and purposeful co-educational, comprehensive state boarding school for children aged 7 to 18 years, with 600 flexi-boarders and 500 full boarders. The school has been highly sought after for many years, with very high levels of interest again for September 2022. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the boarding and flexi-boarding environment, wide range of trips and co-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils.

We offer:
• Strong induction programme
• Free accommodation, set in 260 acres of beautiful parkland, available in exchange for boarding and co-curriculum duties
• A well-managed and very successful department
• On-site parking
• Ideal location to work and live, close to the A23 and M25

We are looking for an exceptional Teacher of English who can provide highly effective and innovative teaching of English across the senior school, to ensure that all our pupils make excellent progress and inspire students to have a passion for the subject. Some experience in delivering Media Studies would be a benefit.

The English department is imaginative and enthusiastic with excellent cross-curricular links with Drama including many theatre trips.

All KS4 pupils do both English Language and English Lit GCSEs (80% 9-4)
The department is keen to develop still further the academic successes which have been gained by the pupils right across the ability range including a number of students going on to study at degree level.

There are also opportunities to teach GCSE Media Studies and A Level Film Studies.

We are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:
• Passionate about the teaching of English
• An excellent practitioner
• Enthusiastic about his/her own professional development

To apply please complete an application form with a covering letter or supporting statement. Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@gatton-park.co.uk

Closing Date: 31st January 2022

The school reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

We hope that after considering all the information provided, you will decide to make an application. Please be advised that we may interview as applications come in. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date. Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well in your future career.

Available From: September 2022

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Head of Chemistry MPS/UPS & TLR 2

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We are:

A lively and purposeful co-educational, comprehensive state boarding school for children aged 7 to 18 years, with 600 flexi-boarders and 500 full boarders. The school has been highly sought after for many years, with very high levels of interest again for September 2022. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the boarding and flexi-boarding environment, wide range of trips and co-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils.

We offer:
• Strong induction programme
• Free accommodation, set in 260 acres of beautiful parkland, available in exchange for boarding and co-curriculum duties
• A well-managed and very successful department
• On-site parking
• Ideal location to work and live, close to the A23 and M25

We are looking for an exceptional Leader of Chemistry who can provide highly effective and innovative leadership of the Chemistry department in the senior school, to ensure that all our pupils make excellent progress and inspire students to have a passion for the subject.

The Science department is one of the largest in the school, with 7 fully equipped laboratories, 2 Science Preparatory Rooms, Staff workroom and HOD office. There is a very good ethos of cooperative and supportive working as part of a team and there is excellent organisation between teaching and support staff.

In Science pupils achieve high outcomes at GCSE & A level. At GCSE pupils achieve results higher than the national average in 9-7, 9-4 and 9-1, with P8 scores within Separate science of above 1 and Combined science above 0.8. At A level typically 80% or above achieve A*- C, higher than the national averages. In our recent Ofsted report the department was commended on ‘knowing just what they want pupils to learn and in what order’ with subject teachers ‘explaining subject matter and checking pupils’ understanding well’.

The school’s approach to GCSE leads to a large uptake in the 6th form. There are 2 classes for Biology, Chemistry and Physics in both Year 12 and Year 13. We have a good number of pupils going on to study STEM related degrees.

We are looking for:

The successful candidate will be:
• Passionate about the teaching of Chemistry
• An excellent practitioner
• Enthusiastic about his/her own professional development

To apply please complete an application form with a covering letter or supporting statement. Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@gatton-park.co.uk

Closing Date: 31st January 2022

The school reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

We hope that after considering all the information provided, you will decide to make an application. Please be advised that we may interview as applications come in. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date. Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well in your future career.

Available From: September 2022

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Visiting Tutor of Piano

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We are seeking an experienced and well-qualified Visiting Tutor of Piano to join our thriving department from the start of the summer term.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track-record of delivering excellence in the teaching of the Piano with availability to teach at least two full days of lessons each week.

As an All-Steinway school, this is an exciting time to join a dynamic and busy department, with high expectations of all students and with ample opportunity to build on the already established tuition timetable.

All Visiting Music Teachers are required to work with individuals and small groups and we envisage the uptake of individual lessons to continue to build. It would be advantageous for the candidate to have experience of teaching from beginner to diploma level and beyond.

Visiting Music Teachers must be enthusiastic and committed team members. Applications are welcome from experienced instrumental teachers who share the core educational values of the department and who are committed to excellence in the teaching, learning and well-being of young people.

All Visiting Music Tutors at RAAS are self-employed and invoice the parents directly for a term of teaching in advance.

Please complete the application form with a covering letter or supporting statement and return to recruitment@gatton-park.org.uk.

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Available From: Summer Term

School Nurse/ Health Practitioner

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Salary: TBC

The Role

We are looking for an experienced and energetic part-time nurse/Registered Paramedic/Registered Allied Health Professional required to work in the school’s busy Health Centre, from January 2022.

The Royal Alexandra and Albert is a co-ed state boarding school with students ranging from the ages of 7-18. The Health centre is an 11 bed unit staffed 24 hours a day during term time. The candidate will work 24 hours per week and be part of the on call rota.

The candidate will need to provide a high standard of service within NMC guidelines to pupils, members of staff and any visitors while on site. Previous experience in a school is desirable, but not essential.

The successful candidate will be able to:
• Provide First Aid and emergency care and treatment as necessary.
• Assist in carrying out child and adolescent surveillance programmes in conjunction with the rest of the nursing and medical team.
• Follow good practice and specific directives on immunisation procedures relevant to the school population and individuals.
• Operate procedures for control of infectious diseases
• Be aware of recommended safe storage, usage and disposal of medical supplies and drugs.
• Maintain treatment room stock, hygiene and tidiness.
• Provide confidential counselling and health advice service as appropriate.
• Assist in the development and writing of care plans for pupils requiring them, in liaison with pupils, parents and boarding house staff.
• Assist in the running of doctor’s surgeries, including advising pupils to attend and referring to medical officer as appropriate.
• Arranging for boarders to attend any medical, dental or other health appointments as necessary.
• Assess, implement and evaluate in patient care of pupils admitted to health centre (within agreed levels of confidence)
• Maintain safe storage, usage and disposal of medical drugs and supplies.

Please contact Yvonne Hamer, Health Centre Manager, by email for further details: yvonnehamer@gatton-park.org.uk

To apply please complete the application form with a covering letter or supporting statement and email to recruitment@gatton-park.org.uk

Closing Date: 21 January 2022

Interview dates will be agreed with candidates no later than week commencing 24 January 2022:

The school reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.

Available From: January 2022

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Education Officer

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Salary: £20,000 – 22,000 FTE (Actual salary dependent on contracted hours)

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week. Full-time or part-time considered. Exact hours of work to be agreed with the line manager but some flexibility to suit individual circumstances.

Inspire children to learn in the beautiful historic parkland and gardens of Gatton Park, Surrey.

You will lead groups of primary school children around the gardens and natural habitats running activities in our curriculum-linked programmes and then assist in planning and running activities for children and families during the school holidays. You will also assist the education manager in all aspects of running a busy education centre. The role would suit a teacher interested in focussing their creativity on inspiring children to learn about and love nature.

You will need to be experienced in teaching children in an educational setting and have a strong interest in outdoor learning. You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills and a friendly and welcoming personality. You will be an organised person, with good IT skills. You will be part of a small team and will also assist with the management of our volunteers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS check

For an informal chat to discuss the role, please contact: Louise Miller, Gatton Trust, Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TW 01737 649066 education@gatton-park.org.uk

To apply, please download a non-teaching staff application form.

Closing Date: 21st January 2022

Available From: January 2022

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Learning Support Assistant (Learning Coach)

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32.5 hours per week, term-time only

Salary: £12,441.16 per annum (£18,015 FTE)

We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant (Learning Coach) to join our successful and dynamic team to support the learning and well-being of a range of pupils across the school. This includes providing 1:1 support to pupils and working with small groups both within and outside of lessons.

Whether you have experience or are new to the role, it is essential that you are highly motivated, enthusiastic and have a passion for working with young people.

This role would also be ideal for someone who is looking to gain school experience prior to undertaking initial teacher training.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: recruitment@gatton-park.org.uk

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Available From: January 2022

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Maintenance Team Member

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The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is based in 260 acres of Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey centring around Gatton Hall. The school has approximately 1150 pupils of which over 500 are full time boarders with 650 flexi boarders / 6th form day pupils. The school includes both a junior school (years 3 to 6) and senior school.

In addition to the extensive grounds the school consists of over 250,000 sq. ft. of floor space in 25 main buildings (plus ancillary) and 64 staff residential units. The school has recently completed a major ground source heat pump project and has an aspiration to further develop its environmental credentials.

The Foundation funds the maintenance of most of the buildings and takes immense pride in its support for over 100 Foundationers to this day.

The school is expanding the Maintenance Team by up to five members (two members and three assistants) as it continues to enhance this valued environment. A driver for this expansion is the team undertaking some refurbishment projects in-house. This will be at the same time as progressing planned and reactive maintenance and managing a considerable number of external contractors and specialists.

The successful candidate should have:
• An ability to be organised, being part of a team that manage circa 300 reactive maintenance tickets per month.
• Basic computer literacy to be able to receive, understand and complete projects using the school’s ticket and compliance software.
• Understanding of the value of preventative maintenance in terms of maintaining the running of the school and preventing unnecessary expenditure.
• Good communication skills, including being able to reassure and support staff facing difficult challenges.
• The ability to ensure that external contractors are well organised, efficient, and delivering to a high standard.
• Flexibility in approach and undertake all duties that may fall within the range as directed by Maintenance Team Leaders.
• A can-do attitude, enjoying being part of a diverse and committed team in a role offering variety and support.
• A relevant professional qualification, or strong, demonstrable experience in plumbing, electrics, construction, facilities or property management.
• A good understanding of Health and Safety in either an education, maintenance, or construction environment.
• An ambition to help create a best-in-class Maintenance Team.
• The ability to be calm under pressure.
• The ability to be a team player, but self-motivated when undertaking tasks alone.

The Maintenance Team operates an ‘On-call’ out of hours rota for additional remuneration which there may be an opportunity to join. Gatton Trust’s Spring Fair and the school’s Founders Day are both compulsory workdays. Both dates are in the Spring Term. The last week of the school’s summer holiday is compulsory to work.

In order to apply for this role, please email a completed application form along with a covering letter to recruitment@gatton-park.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 24 January 9am

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Available From: ASAP

Maintenance Team Assistant

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The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is based in 260 acres of Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey centring around Gatton Hall. The school has approximately 1150 pupils of which over 500 are full time boarders with 650 flexi boarders / 6th form day pupils. The school includes both a junior school (years 3 to 6) and senior school.

In addition to the extensive grounds the school consists of over 250,000 sq. ft. of floor space in 25 main buildings (plus ancillary) and 64 staff residential units. The school has recently completed a major ground source heat pump project and has an aspiration to further develop its environmental credentials.

The Foundation funds the maintenance of most of the buildings and takes immense pride in its support for over 100 Foundationers to this day.

The school is expanding the Maintenance Team by up to five members (two members and three assistants) as it continues to enhance this valued environment. A driver for this expansion is the team undertaking some refurbishment projects in-house. This will be at the same time as progressing planned and reactive maintenance and managing a considerable number of external contractors and specialists.

The successful candidate should have:
• The ability to be organised, minimising time wasted by carefully preparing for new projects each day.
• The ability to be part of a team that manage circa 300 reactive maintenance tickets per month.
• Basic computer literacy to be able to receive, understand and complete projects using the school’s ticket and compliance software.
• A willingness to take part in team tasks.
• An ability to undertake decoration, and decorative preparation.
• An eye for long-term quality but delivered at a good pace.
• A can-do attitude, enjoying being part of a diverse and committed team in a role offering variety and support.
• A desire to develop and progress within a supportive and experienced team.
• An ability to demonstrate commitment to a work environment, including reliability, maturity and common sense.
• An ambition to help create a best-in-class Maintenance Team.
• A team player, but self-motivated when undertaking tasks alone.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ideally some experience in a maintenance, construction or school environment.

The Maintenance Team operates an ‘On-call’ out of hours rota for additional remuneration which there may be an opportunity to join. Gatton Trust’s Spring Fair and the school’s Founders Day are both compulsory workdays. Both dates are in the Spring Term. The last week of the school’s summer holiday is compulsory to work.

In order to apply for this role, please email a completed application form along with a covering letter to recruitment@gatton-park.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 24 January 9am

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Available From: ASAP

Activities Instructors

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Salary: Undisclosed
Hours: Monday – Friday 4.00pm – 6.00pm

The Role

The Co-Curricular programme is a large part of the school day with the ethos being “work hard, play hard, try something new”. Our programme runs from 4pm – 6pm, Monday – Friday and we also offer an evening programme for our boarders, which runs from 7.30pm – 9.00pm, Monday – Friday.

We are looking for experienced Instructors who can offer a variety of co-curricular activities ranging from:

• Sports
• Yoga/Pilates
• Art & Crafts
• Martial Arts
• Girl Guides
• Rainbows
• Brownies
• Dance
• Fitness
• Performing Arts
• Mountain Biking
• Photography


If you believe you can provide one of these activities or another activity which could be of interest to the school, please complete an application form along with a covering letter and email to recruitment@gatton-park.org.uk

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Available From: January 2022

Gap Students. Please note that we do not employ GAP students.

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The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form. Once completed, this should be returned to HR prior to interview.

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