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Teacher of Dance (1 year)

Abbeyfield SchoolNorthamptonshire

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I joined Abbeyfield School as Principal in September 2018 and feel very privileged to be part of a community of committed staff and rewarding young people .Through  teamwork and a shared desire to support and challenge every student in order for them to achieve their personal best we are building on the 2016 Ofsted  ‘good’ judgement and our very pleasing recent outcomes. We have high expectations and aspirations of ourselves and of our students. Our Quality First Teaching Charter ensures a focus on high quality teaching and learning.  Alongside academic achievement we place a very high value on students’ well-being and their social and personal development, equipping them with the life and employability skills needed for successful adulthood. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Performing Arts team to make a significant difference to the next stage of our journey. They are a passionate and creative group of teachers who offer a wealth of enrichment opportunities for our students including an annual show which is always exceptional. In July 2019 we were delighted to be awarded ‘Secondary School of the Year’ in the Northamptonshire Education Awards.   

We, like all schools in the Trust pursue a rigorous and continuous programme of educational improvement, alongside an aim to provide pupils with a rich programme of co-curricular activities. Abbeyfield offers a varied diet of curriculum and enrichment opportunities and students benefit from Trust organised events such as the key concept launch days, debate and essay writing competitions and our annual days of Shakespeare performance as well as subject organised events such as the Maths Challenge Days. We are often the host school for these events to allow students to work in a professional theatre space. We are always keen to expand further on the opportunities we provide for our students to develop their creativity, resilience and independence.  In July 2019 we were delighted to be awarded ‘Secondary School of the Year’ in the Northamptonshire Education Awards following a successful bid which was co-written by students and staff.  

High expectations for behaviour for learning is supported by a fantastic team of Year Heads and a behaviour team of 7 non-teaching staff. There is a strong emphasis on restorative justice and praise alongside a rigorous sanction ladder. 

I am passionate about students and staff having the opportunity to influence the future of the school. A  You said We did’ feedback slot is a regular feature pf staff briefings and student assemblies.  ‘Ambitious to Achieve’ was proposed by a Year 12 student and our new school values are the outcome of a students and staff vote.  

We believe Abbeyfield is a very special place to work and we are excited about the future. If you are passionate about what we are trying to achieve then I look forward to receiving your application. We are always happy to meet or speak to you before you make your application if this would be helpful. 

Kind Regards,

Siona Robson



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