Our Staff Community
Radnor House has a vibrant school community in which teachers often take time to support one another with projects and initiatives. The school’s open-door policy means teachers are encouraged to drop into one another’s lessons in a positive manner in order to learn from each other and benefit from each other’s suggestions. Teachers from all subject areas frequently volunteer to deliver assemblies and talks on areas of interest. School trips and excursions are commonly accompanied by teachers from across different subject specialisms. Our teachers have a wide range of skills and interests, many of which they choose to share with the pupils via our activities programme, as well as developing their artistic, sporting and musical talents beyond the school. Our staff common room is a welcoming work area, with communal space for marking and discussion of ideas. Teachers are invited to a range of social events across the school year, including the Christmas and End of Year parties, which present excellent opportunities to relax and celebrate together as a team.
A learning community
Radnor House is a community of learners and our teachers are dedicated to their ongoing professional learning, realising that continuous improvement is at the heart of building a successful school. Regardless of our strengths as teachers, we will always need to learn more, because every child, class and topic is different each time we teach, and presents new challenges and opportunities. By adopting this mindset, teachers help to model positive attitudes towards learning and to foster a sense of resilience and inherent valuing of learning in the pupils whom we teach. Teachers are able to put this philosophy into practice in various ways, ranging from attendance at Professional Learning Groups (PLGs) which run on a variety of teacher-chosen Teaching and Learning themes, through to the use of online resources, and formal training courses. We also encourage teachers to pursue further qualifications, and many of our staff take advantage of partial funding arrangements in place for further education including Masters degree studies.
Philosophy towards Staff
Radnor House expects all colleagues to be both excellent and involved teachers and wholly committed to the wider life of the School. As an Equal Opportunities employer, the School, in turn, recognises its responsibilities to its employees as outlined in the contracts of employment and in various relevant policies. The School also endeavours to develop a professional teaching environment within the School for all teaching Staff with appropriate support and care and opportunities for personal growth and professional development. Teamwork is vitally important to the success of the teaching Staff and it is expected that Staff appointed will have the ability and willingness to work in teams.
Radnor House can provide generous financial support to any staff who want to continue their education or learn new skills related to their employment.
Staff surveys are sent out annually in order to give staff the opportunity to feedback on their experiences as a member of staff, all feedback is treated confidentially.
Radnor House contributes towards employees' pension schemes. Further details are available from the HR department.
All employees are automatically provided with free life assurance cover up to age 65 or state pension age. If an employee dies in service, our scheme will pay four times his/her annual salary to the employee's family or nominated beneficiary.
Radnor House encourages all staff to eat in the Riverside Bistro, where we provide a complimentary breakfast and lunch for all. Complimentary teas and coffees are also provided in the Riverside Café, throughout the school day.
Cycling to Work Scheme
Radnor House participates in a cycle to work scheme. Up to £1000 can be used to purchase a bike, deducted equally from payroll over 12 months.
Our reference number HO-CT01258820. Further details can be found by visiting https://www.evanscycles.com/ride2work/how-to-apply