JO RICHARDSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Required: September 2022
Salary: £32,157 to £50,935 (includes ILA) plus SEN allowance (£2,270-£4,479) dependent on experience
Please note that only application forms will be considered, due to our safeguarding procedures, we do accept CV’s.
This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard-working department. Established as a brand-new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005. The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.
In 2018/19 JRCS achieved another set of excellent outcomes at both KS4 and KS5. The school’s Progress 8 score is on course to be above the 0.28 that we achieved in 2018/19, which will again place us well above the national average. At KS5 our A*-C grade was 86%, the best in the borough, we also achieved an average A Level grade of B-. Our vocational progress score was with an average BTEC grade of Distinction*. On both measures, JRCS is one of the best in the borough.
Our Sixth Form continues to work in partnership with four other schools in order to deliver the highest quality post-16 education pathways for our students. We were recently awarded an Alps Certificate of Outstanding Progress (2018/19) which placed us in the top 20% of Sixth Form providers nationally. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Government confirmed that the summer exam series at both KS4 and KS5 would be cancelled for both 2019/20 and 2020/21. Schools were asked to submit Centre Assessed Grades and the students were awarded these grades in August 2020 and 2021. Therefore, no summer examination performance data will appear on the DfE website and schools are not being asked to publish student outcomes for the academic years 2019/20 and 2020/21.
We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive school and this is actively underpinned by our motto ‘Success for All’. Academic rigour runs alongside a commitment to extra-curricular activities and we offer our students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their studies both inside and outside the classroom. Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities, together with trips to Rome, Berlin, France, Borneo, the WWI trenches in Ypres, skiing in the USA, and our highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh programme, is second to none and ensures all students get the chance to extend their academic, social and cultural experiences outside of the classroom. New staff are encouraged to participate in trips.
The school’s most recent OFSTED report described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance and outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision; this judgement was reinforced at our last Section 8 inspection in November 2017.
The school prides itself on providing staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered. Wednesday afternoons are devoted to CPD and the school has a very strong record of developing staff; nearly a third of the Heads of Department and Heads of Year joined the school as NQTs, as did five members of the Senior Leadership Team. Please visit the “join us as a member of staff” page of our award-winning website to learn more about what makes JRCS such a special place to work.
Please log onto our website for further details about the school, this post, a link to our recent Ofsted report and the application process itself. All applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link.
Please contact Margaret Stone by an email if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.
JRCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Headteacher: Lisa Keane
Patron: Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd
Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN