Working at The John Roan School

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Thank you for your interest in The John Roan School.  We are a rapidly improving comprehensive and non-selective school that serves a diverse community in Greenwich.  Our strong values underpin all of the work of the school:

  • We are PROUD of ourselves, our community and our environment.
  • We are caring and RESPECT difference and diversity.
  • We are INVOLVED, we reflect on our work and actions and are good citizens.
  • We are DETERMINED, we are on time, prepared to try our best to reach our goals.
  • We aim to be EXCELLENT in all we do.

We want everyone to fulfil their potential by exploring and growing their individual passions and this is as important for every member of staff as it is for each student at the school.  Our work begins long before anyone starts their first day.  As soon as you receive an offer of employment from The John Roan School, we will write a welcome letter inviting you for an induction day at the school.  This is a chance to meet the Principal and senior staff and for you to provide us with any information you believe we should know about you.  You will also be provided with your new starter documentation, including conditions of your employment.  We do this so that on your first day you already feel reassured that this is the right school for you.

United Learning is committed to creating an inclusive culture and building a more diverse workforce, particularly at leadership level. To support this we have our Minority Ethnic Future Leaders Network - a series of networks for teaching staff from groups under-represented in leadership - our first network will be for Minority Ethnic teachers.

Click here to read more about the Minority Ethnic Future Leaders Network

Trainee Teacher Starting September 2024

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 90 schools across England.
With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists – in a location that suits you. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

Apply today and discover how you can make a difference.

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Core Benefits

  • A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 
  • Shared curriculum and subject expertise through United Learning
  • Potential for flexible working
  • John Roan School Staff Wellbeing Committee
  • Regular staff social events and even pilates and yoga

Flexible Benefits

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dining card
  • Gym membership
  • Health screening
  • Retail savings through Perkbox

By joining The John Roan School you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.

United Teaching is the teacher training programme for United Learning. United Teaching is a scheme that offers real teaching exposure in a choice of schools, allowing you to gain the teaching qualifications you need without going back to university. With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists. We also offer support and training throughout your NQT year and beyond. The course is designed to bring out the best in your teaching skills quickly and comprehensively.

“My professional and subject mentors have made me feel that they are both committed to my success and to improving my teaching practice. The level of support and training I’ve received has been outstanding.”– Emma

“The training has been so helpful, eye-opening, humbling and supportive. My mentor has been amazing. I’ve learned so much and I couldn’t imagine doing another route.” – Cate

You can find out more about United Teaching on our website.

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TJR - Job Pack 2023

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