Staff Stories

Redden Court recognises and rewards hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to success. They have given me the opportunity to progress from an NQT to a Head of Faculty and now my current role as an Assistant Head within five years. I have been encouraged to introduce new technology to the school and work on a number of interesting projects. The staff and students are a pleasure to work with and our team ethic is impacting positively on our results and achievement. The school's progress in recent years has been phenomenal and there are exciting times ahead as we lead the Multi-Academy Trust to support other schools and continue to expand our own vision and ethos.

Mr Carrington, Assistant Head

Redden Court is a wonderful school and has supported me over the years with each stage of my professional progression. I started my training here as GTP in 2007, became leader of the house system, second in Maths and then Head of Faculty in January 2014. I am currently in the process of working towards gaining my Lead Practitioner accreditation. I have been given huge opportunities and been supported each step of the way. If you are a good teacher, with great ambition and enthusiasm you will be supported and encouraged to go on and achieve fantastic things in your career at Redden Court.

Miss Todd, Head of Maths Faculty

I started here at Redden Court as a Newly Qualified Teacher following training at another local Havering school. Over the years I have progressed into different areas of responsibility and my current role is Assistant Head Teacher. I have enjoyed the numerous roles that I have held and working with so many young people who are keen to achieve and take pride in their school. Redden Court is a vibrant community which is built around success and a positive working relationship between students, parent/carers and staff.

Mr Henry, Assistant Head

When I joined RCS over 7 years ago, I was job sharing the role of PA to the Head Teacher. Now I work full time in the same role, but have additionally helped the school achieve the Gold TFL Stars Award, help plan and organise school trips and am working with colleagues on our Thinking Schools Accreditation.

I have always felt supported and empowered to excel in my performance and development and am considered a valuable member of the school team.

Miss Morris, Head's PA

I arrived at Redden Court School as an NQT, and at the time I never thought I would progress as quickly as I have. This is a school that really recognises and rewards hard-work. From the very start I had the responsibility of being a subject leader in Product Design, then after only two years I progressed to Head of Department in Design and Technology, and in my fifth year at the school I was made Head of the Technology Faculty. I have had a key involvement in much of the school signage and have had opportunities to run school trips and lead a STEM club. This is an ambitious and supportive school full of great staff, and in my opinion there is no better place to pursue a career in teaching.

Mr Pendred, Head of Technology Faculty

I joined Redden Court in 2012 shortly after the school converted to Academy Status in January 2012. From that time I have learned something new every day. Little did I know the range of experiences I would have within the school. I have enjoyed every single day I have worked in the school and am extremely proud of the outcomes the students achieve and the part that I play in that. We are about to encounter an exciting time at the school with the formation of the Multi Academy Trust and building works through the Priority Schools Building Programme that will enhance the quality of provision for our students.

Redden Court is a school where I want to come to work with enthusiasm each day and I am empowered by an amazing leadership team.

Mr Barrett, Business Manager

I joined Redden Court School as a Science NQT. Redden Court has offered me a number of opportunities to progress and develop my skills in education for the future. I have taken on some responsibilities within my faculty, such as MAble advocate and acting second in department in charge of KS3 Science. This experience has developed my confidence as a leader. I have been fortunate enough to take on the role this year as a Careers Coordinator of KS3 across the school.

The support and atmosphere from all staff at Redden Court has allowed me to get as far as I have. I appreciate the huge opportunities offered from the beginning.

Miss Davies, Teacher of Science and Careers Coordinator