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Teachers are very well supported in the classrooms by a high ratio of teaching assistants & specialist teaching assistants for, PE, ICT,Gardening, Intensive Interaction.
Our Family Workers are the link and liaison between Families, Social Services, & Health Agencies, this enables teachers to focus on teaching. She also facilitates family training and informal meetings.
We have a lodge in the grounds which is the designated room for Teacher’s PPA time.
It is also used for small group meetings and staff training.
Refreshments are provided for staff in the well-equipped, spacious new staff room.
We have two 1 hour staff meetings each week with termly planned topics linked to the School Development Plan, moderation & assessment and year group planning meetings.
Each member of staff has a personal gmail address for internal use and sharing documentation.
Each class is very well resourced with up to date ICT; plasma touch screens, touch screen PCs, iPads & cameras for each class, and a team of ICT technical support.
We also have our newly installed Jade Room within the grounds which can be hired for use, more information regarding Jade Room can be found here. http://www.richmondhill.luton.sch.uk/training-room/
We have a support package that any staff can access for things such as; financial advice, counselling.
Staff are encouraged to be innovative and to try new ideas and approaches, to have fun and to be creative. There is an ethos of colleague support for one another and staff are proud to work at Richmond Hill School.
'You learn something everyday from each individual child.'
'There's never a dull day at Richmond Hill!'
'I've been a class teacher at RHS now for 6 years and can see myself being here for many more years! I've had some fantastic CPD opportunities along the way and we're encouraged and supported to think outside of the box and be creative with learning.'
'I am a teaching assistant level 2- I love my job and everything about it. I'm so happy coming to work every day…even on my Birthday!'