“To be or not to be…?” A great English teacher that is.
Whether you’re an NQT or you have been teaching English for decades, to be truly ‘great’ you need an environment in which pupils genuinely want to learn. An environment in which your colleagues are as geeky about your subject as you are.
We need a talented teacher of English who has the passion to provide pupils with the best possible experience of this fascinating subject. Could it be you?
Our teachers work very hard but they only ever do work which is going to make a difference for our pupils. Quite simply, we believe in common sense approaches to everything. That means:
- Our teachers do minimal marking. Why bother when there are much better ways to give pupils the feedback they need?
- We never ask for lesson plans. Of any kind. Ever.
- We don’t have a teaching and learning policy because we trust teachers to decide the best approaches for their pupils.
- Although schemes of work and resources are provided, they are not prescriptive – teachers can adapt them however they like.
- There is no pressure to ‘put on a show’ in lessons: A culture of typicality is reinforced by no lesson gradings (outstanding, good, etc).
- Everyone has the highest expectations of behaviour, with all staff (not just teaching staff) reinforcing those expectations.
- A clear system of sanctions which is applied consistently so staff don’t have to have battles with pupils.
- Senior Leadership are very visible and all staff ‘own’ their corridors.
- CPD is tailored specifically to staff needs, based off their feedback. This includes a fully funded Masters programme available to everyone.
- There are no prizes for looking busy or staying late – we work in a way that suits us we make sure you make time for ourselves and our families.
That’s just 10 of the things we do to secure our teachers’ well-being. There are many more here: http://www.barrbeaconschool.co.uk/47-things-we-do-staff-well-being/
“Words, words, words,” you might be thinking (and, in the process, paraphrasing Shakespeare). All adverts say roughly the same thing don’t they? That’s why we urge you to visit us. There’s a real buzz about the place which no amount of words can convey, so please come to see Barr Beacon School for yourself.
If you are already interested in joining us, visit www.barrbeaconschool.co.uk to download an applicatio n form and send it to Lynsey Draycott: LDraycott@barrbeaconschool.co.uk
Closing date: Thursday 21st March
Early applications welcome