As a middle school we offer a unique opportunity to work with children through the most influential period in their education; building on the strong foundation of their early years and preparing them for the demands of the GCSE curriculum.
My philosophy of education is that we should be teaching children skills that can be transferred across the curriculum and beyond. Inspiring them to become lifelong learners, with a growth mindset, by ensuring lessons are challenging and fun. It is important to use modern teaching methods like building learning power, learning styles and habits of mind to motivate and support children’s learning. I firmly believe that we are preparing children today for the learning of tomorrow and, as such, support the use of e-learning to supplement the curriculum. I believe in providing a holistic education that provides opportunities for children to experience and excel in a range of situations. Adopting a child centred approach has major benefits because the children should be actively involved in the whole learning process, from planning to assessment.
Striving to develop teaching styles to match the changing needs of pupils ensures that the children will feel secure and fully engaged in lessons. I am a strong believer in the benefits of Assessment for Learning in empowering children to become confident learners who know how to learn. Within school, our focus is on six main teaching elements: Assessment, Behaviour for Learning, Challenge, Differentiation, Engagement and Feedback. If we, as teachers, concentrate on these areas in lessons then the children will have an outstanding learning experience.
Our staff has a broad range of backgrounds and experience from NQT’s to those who trained in every sector—all willing to support one another and work together. Continuing Professional Development is a key area I believe in investing in and actively encourage. Opportunities to lead whole school initiatives and be part of working groups are something that regularly occur as well as support for individual career progression — most of my senior staff started here as class teachers.
School support staff play an important role in ensuring pupils are learning in a safe and supportive learning environment. They can foster positive, trusting relationships with pupils and improve school climate by encouraging parent and family involvement in education. Because pupils connect with school support staff on many occasions throughout the school day, support staff can model positive behaviour and send positive messages to pupils.
We are currently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and it is my ambition to move the school to ‘Outstanding’, therefore I want to work with teachers with the drive, energy, initiative and passion to match.
Our school vacancies are advertised here on our school website and at www.teachinherts.com
We use application and person specification forms, rather than asking for C.V.’s, in order that we treat all applicants fairly and equally. The application and person specification forms ensures that all applicants present their information in a standardised format and tell us only what we need to know. When applying for a post at our school, please do not attached a C.V. as it will not be considered.
To apply for a vacant post, please complete an Application and Person Specification Forms relevant to a teaching or support staff vacant post. Please email your completed forms together with any additional information that is requested in the Application Letter to email@example.com or in writing to Miss M Devine, Business Manager, Ralph Sadleir School, Station Road, Puckeridge, Hertfordshire, SG11 1TF.
Visit to our school are welcomed, please contact Miss M Devine, Business Manager on 01920 821042 to make arrangements.
Some of our employee policies that may initially be of interest to you are available below:
Current Vacant Posts
The following posts are vacant at Ralph Sadleir School: