Staff Profiles

Staff Profiles

Miss Jo Taylor - NQT Coordinator

At Caterham High School we are committed to providing NQTs with a comprehensive professional development programme, alongside an excellent support system to ensure that all newly qualified teachers get the best out of the induction process.  We work closely with the London Borough of Redbridge to ensure a high quality induction process which will bring out the best in each individual.

NQTs at Caterham can expect to receive:

  • Regular, targeted CPD sessions run by a variety of outstanding teachers and leaders. Sessions covered include: AfL, working with Hearing Impaired students, Behaviour for Learning, Using data to inform planning, as well as many others.
  • A reduced timetable (10% reduction compared with that of a main-scale teacher in the school) to allow additional PPA time for focused classroom observations, meetings, lesson planning, planned study and target setting. 
  • Whole school twilight training sessions run by outstanding practitioners.
  • The opportunity to be a co-tutor to a form group. This allows you to have some flexibility over your time, whilst still gaining invaluable experience in the role of a form tutor.

To ensure you are fully supported, regular meetings will be arranged with you to check progress against the National Standards and Quality Assurance visits will be made.  If at any point there are concerns regarding your progress towards meeting any of the Teacher Standards, support will be offered from your subject mentor, the NQT Coordinator and the Senior Leadership Team.

Mr Terence Coker - Year Leader 11

Caterham High School has been established for over 60 years, as the most highly regarded school in the London Borough Redbridge for pupils to achieve their goals.

I have worked at Caterham High School for 2 years and during this time I have been a dedicated and enthusiastic Head of Year, working in a Pastoral capacity. Whilst the school has high expectations of the staff and students, I have found the workload to be more manageable then my previous school.

Caterham High School has proven expertise in establishing rapport and building trust with students, parents and stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds.

To work at Caterham High School, means to work at a school where you are valued as a member of staff as well as being a part of a community that puts students first. 

At Caterham High School have a well-deserved reputation for providing an excellent learning environment of pupils to learn and achieve.

Our staff members are very supportive for you as an individual for you to develop your skills further. Support is available at every opportunity to ensure that you are both happy and able to fulfil your role to the best of your ability. To have this support in place, especially as a Pastoral Leader, helps you to feel part of a collective. In addition, the staff at Caterham High School are friendly, approachable and helpful; attributes that any teacher would need and therefore appreciate.

The students at Caterham High School are not only aware of the expectations of the school, they are charismatic students who love to learn. They respect one another as well as their teachers.

Ms Rebecca Bergin – Cover and HR Assistant

Rebecca joined Caterham High School as HR and Cover Assistant in April. Rebecca was previously working as a solicitor and was looking to make a career change. Rebecca is particularly interested in HR.

“I was drawn to Caterham High School because of its vibrancy and inclusive ethos – and wanted a change from the type of working life I had become used to. I previously worked in the corporate world where working life tends to be very formal so it’s incredibly refreshing to be in such a different environment.

 “The students here are ambitious and talented and they are supported by a fantastic team of staff who want to make a difference to their education. The culture is about being better every day – and that’s an ethos I’m happy to buy into.

 “On top of my day job I’ll also be acting as Clerk to the board of Governors which involves helping with their meetings as well as various other responsibilities, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in wherever I can improve the work done at the school.

 “Starting in such a different job was always going to be challenging but my colleagues have been supportive and moving to the London area has given me plenty of exciting new places and activities to explore and enjoy outside of work.”