Employment Benefits at Haggerston School
- Generous annual leave allowance for support staff
- Childcare Vouchers
- Cycle Scheme
- Pension Scheme Auto-Enrolment into the Local Government & Teachers’ Pension Schemes
- Season Ticket Loan scheme (to support with travel expenses)
- IT Salary sacrifice scheme
- Performance Appraisal process enables tailored, personalised professional development
- Access to high quality in-house and external professional training, including NPQML/SL & NPQH
- Annual programme of Leadership development opportunities, including Leadership lectures and coaching
- Support to complete further academic study and professional qualifications
- Two INSET days per year devoted to curriculum planning time in faculties
Lifestyle & Wellbeing:
- Health and Wellbeing weeks – three meeting-free weeks over the course of the year, which include wellbeing events for staff such as yoga, massages and mindfulness classes.
- Healthy Eating Options – subsidised meals available from the canteen and a designated staff coffee shop selling healthy sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, cakes and pastries.
- Parking – Onsite car parking facilities and bike sheds
- Staff counselling service – Aspace provide a professional service free of charge to staff
- Occupational Health Service – Medigold Health provide free health advice and support to staff
- Access to school 3G pitch –Staff football after school on Fridays
- CSSC Sports and Leisure (Civil Service Sports Council) –Staff are eligible to join for £3.99 per month and gain access to Free Entry to English Heritage sites for the member and family, half price cinema tickets, 2 for 1 tastecard for use in a range of restaurants, 50% off theme park entry
Equality & Diversity – Actively Building Opportunities for All
Haggerston is a diverse school community; a strength we celebrate and promote. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all members of the School Community and recognise our duty under the law to oppose all forms of discrimination, including on the basis of disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and marital or civil partnership status. We oppose all bullying and unlawful discrimination on the basis that a person has a special educational need or learning difficulty, or because English is an additional language. These beliefs are fundamental to how we think and operate as a school, our commitment to principled leadership, and to the values we teach our students.
We ensure that all policies and practices comply with the public sector equality duty set out in section149 of the Equality Act 2010. However, we want to go further than meeting our statutory duty. In recognition of the lack of diversity in leadership across the education sector and beyond, we seek to provide opportunities for career development for all staff, including those who are often under-represented, such as women, black and ethnic minority leaders. There are some practical steps we can take to support this, such as welcoming applications from staff proposing job shares, looking favourably upon flexible working and part time requests and providing a range of leadership opportunities within school, such as leadership lectures (including from successful female, black and ethnic minority leaders). We are conscious in our recruitment process to mitigate against unconscious bias and seek, wherever possible to have diverse recruitment panels.
Haggerston School is committed to Safeguarding Children; we have no higher duty than to ensure student safety and wellbeing, educating students so that they can lead successful fulfilling lives. It is a responsibility shared by all staff, governors and those who visit our school.
We also work with parents, carers, local and national agencies to address concerns and keep children safe from harm and exploitation.
In executing these duties, we undertake to:
- Train all staff (including temporary staff) to develop their understanding of how to recognise the signs and indicators of abuse, to know how to respond to a child who discloses abuse and recognise signs of vulnerability to radicalisation or extremism
- Support staff who have dealt with issues around abuse
- Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to
- Encourage the development of self-esteem and resilience
- Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried
- Ensure there is a member of staff designated for the support of ‘Children in Care’
- Include opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the knowledge needed to recognise and stay safe from abuse
- Regularly review and update our procedures, policies and practices
- Work with parents and carers in partnership to create positive relationships that safeguard children and support families
- Work with agencies to share information and support families
- Ensure robust safer recruitment processes are in place at all times, including for temporary staff and visitors to the school site.