Verulam School (member of the Alban Academies Trust) "Excellence, Character and Respect"

Secondary St Albans District



Verulam places great emphasis on extra-curricular activity and engagement and benefits from outstanding attendance and exemplary behaviour.

Verulam School is a high achieving boys’ school with a mixed Sixth Form, which forms part of the highly successful BeauSandVer consortium.  As a school, our core values of “Excellence, Character, Respect” permeate all that we do.  We are located in St Albans, a beautiful Cathedral city with a lively cultural life surrounded by countryside but still only 20 minutes from London by train and with easy access to motorways and airports. 

The school has good GCSE and A Level results and achieved an above average Progress 8 score of +0.22 in 2019.  It was judged to be a Good school in all categories by Ofsted in October 2018.

Verulam School is a member of the Alban Academies Trust, together with Sandringham, Ridgeway, Wheatfields Junior and Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery schools. We work together within the Trust to share best practice, deliver joint training, promote the highest of expectations and raise achievement for all students. The Trust’s motto is ‘Educational Excellence for All.’ The Trust offers significant opportunities for career development of staff at all levels of the organisation.

Verulam School is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and the creation of an inclusive environment for all employees. Employment selections are made according to suitability for the post, irrespective of background or protected characteristic. Verulam School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Early Career Teacher Package
Alban Academies Trust offers an enhanced induction programme for all of their Early Career Teachers (ECTs). This programme normally commences at the beginning of July with our 3-week summer induction programme. Attendance on the induction attracts an attendance payment of £2,000 (£1,000 paid in July and £1,000 paid in August). ECTs are then contracted on the main pay scale from 1st September.
The induction programme is delivered at home schools as well as jointly, enabling all ECTs to meet their peers within the Trust.
All ECTs are provided with a laptop.

Individual support is provided by subject and senior leader mentors and we offer subject specific as well as general training through the Alban Teaching School Alliance (ATSA) and Herts for Learning (HfL) events, for example:

• HfL subject specific training (not the ECT conference)
• ECT networks (secondary and primary)
• New to form tutor training (if appropriate)
• Attendance at Teaching and Learning Conference (date TBC)
• Subject specific enhancement in (Maths, MFL, Physics) – if needed