Welcome from the Principal

Thank you very much for showing an interest in starting or furthering your career at St Mary’s & St John’s CE School.  We’d love to meet you and explore the prospect of you joining us.

We very much hope that what you read in our Information to Candidates booklet inspires you to want to apply for the position and that the features of our school listed below serve to whet your appetite.  We offer:

  • A dynamic place to work

  • A diverse, ambitious and inspirational student body

  • A highly skilled, professional and inspirational staff

  • An aspirational community of local families

  • A comfortable and well-resourced working environment

  • Excellent facilities

  • Excellent in-school career advancement opportunities

  • Comprehensive Professional Development and training opportunities

  • Staff well-being service

  • Free annual flu vaccinations

  • Excellent student support systems

  • A programme of staff social events

  • A very supportive Senior Leadership Team

  • Competitive London pay scales

  • Excellent holidays

  • Generous pension scheme

  • The option of a school place for children of staff

  • A very supportive Governing Body

  • A thriving extra-curricular activities and trips programme

  • On site catering facilities and outlets

  • Excellent public transport links

  • Local shops within walking distance

  • An Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ in all 5 categories

  • A SIAMS rating of ‘Outstanding’ in all areas

SMSJ is a happy, hardworking school.  We are here to ensure that every student achieves and experiences as much as possible during their journey with us.  We want our students to enjoy their education so that they value learning and can look back in later years with warmth and fondness on their time at SMSJ and are as well prepared as possible for the next stage in their life; articulate, ambitious young people with the strength of character and the confidence to compete in a highly competitive world.

We demand and achieve high standards in all areas of school life within a disciplined, secure, caring and stimulating environment.  We value and praise the successes of our students and staff.  The school is held in high esteem by the local community and, as a consequence, is very popular and heavily oversubscribed.  Alongside academic excellence we place a strong emphasis on impeccable manners, articulacy, excellent behaviour, smartness of appearance, hard work and kindness.

Our 150 teaching and Educational Support Staff are a pleasure to work with.  They are highly skilled, professional and inspirational.  Candidates visiting the school invariably comment on how welcoming and friendly they find the school during their day with us and new members of staff are well supported by their colleagues, making transition to their new environment that much easier.  Team spirit is high, whether that be department teams, year teams of tutors, Education Support Staff teams, the Strategic Leadership Team or the whole staff team.

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