Situated within the bustling market town of Oakham in the heart of rural England, Oakham School offers a beautiful working environment just a few minutes’ walk from the historic town centre and amenities.
We are well known for being a friendly and down-to-earth school and there is a great sense of camaraderie and mutual support amongst our enthusiastic and dedicated staff.
Founded in 1584, we balance traditional values with an innovative and modern outlook and this is reflected in the wonderful blend of historic and modern buildings that form our green leafy campus. The School has over a thousand pupils aged 10–18, half of them boarders, half day pupils. With equal numbers of boys and girls since 1989, the School offers a truly co-educational environment. Whilst attracting pupils from all over the country and abroad, the School enjoys a close relationship with the town and the surrounding area.
We have over 400 employees, and as such, we are one of the largest employers in Rutland offering first-class facilities and an excellent benefits package for teaching and support staff alike.
Read more about why Oakham School is an exciting and attractive place to live and work for teaching staff and support staff.
Oakham School fully recognises its responsibilities for Child Protection. We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or culture. We follow the child protection procedures set out by Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Children Partnership – Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements. We understand the need to engage with any local safeguarding children partnerships and the statutory duty to cooperate if the school is named as a relevant agency. We have regard to statutory guidance issued by the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2021. Our Child Protection policy is written in line with guidance given in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021) (KCSIE), including Annex B for school leaders and those working directly with Children, Prevent Duty (April 2021), Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) (WT), What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (2015), Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges (September 2021) and the local safeguarding children partnership (LSCP). At Oakham School, we have a ‘Nominated Trustee’ to take leadership responsibility for the school’s safeguarding arrangements.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding can be defined as promoting the physical and mental health, safety and welfare of all pupils. Safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults, especially those working or volunteering with children. The school aims to help protect the children in its care by working consistently and appropriately with all relevant agencies to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children.
Staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ as far as safeguarding is concerned and should always act in the best interest of the child.
What is child protection?
Child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.