We are always looking for talented graduates (recent and career changers) to join our staff. We have an excellent record of developing outstanding teachers via our teacher training programme.What are we looking for?
You will care about the future life chances of highly able students in the state sector and be passionate about teaching up to A* at GCSE and A Level and preparing students for entry to top universities (including Oxbridge and study abroad).
You will be passionate about your subject with school and degree qualifications that reflect this.
You will be keen to start teaching straight away and to earn a salary commensurate with that responsibility.How will I be trained?
You will be allocated a teaching and learning mentor and a subject mentor. A programme of professional studies will also be developed for you. They will be some of the very best teachers and committed to making you the very best teacher you can be.
You will begin with a 50% timetable; this will develop over the course of the year up to 70%. In the second year your timetable will be 90%.How do I get QTS?
By meeting the school’s ‘excellence criteria’ for teaching and learning you would have fulfilled the Teachers’ Standards. We will then support your application for QTS via the Department for Educations AO (Assessment Only) requirements.
If you were interested in this option, we would be able to arrange an appropriate placement at a contrasting school and we would also pay for the registration and assessment fees.What is the application process?
For next year we would welcome expressions of interest from potential teachers of any subject. Although we will remain open to applications throughout the year, interviews may be held at any time from the end of November if we identify a need in a specific subject area. As a result we would strongly recommend that you apply early.November
End of November
- The scheme opens for the following academic year. Telephone conversations and email enquiries are very welcome. Visits to the school will be possible throughout the year.
Application process opens.
Letter of application outlining in no more than two sides of A4 your suitability for the post.
Fully completed teaching post application form with two referees identified.
Interview Day to include an outline of the programme, tour of the school, hands on teaching experience and an interview.June / July
Paid training for successful candidates prior to a September start (though this may be negotiable depending upon circumstances).We are always happy to receive enquiries even if this is outside of a deadline.What are the selection criteria?
Demonstrate strong subject knowledge
- Fulfilment of national expectations
- Qualifications which suggest an ability to teach the subject to the highest academic level
- Strong levels of spoken and written English
Potential to set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
- Have secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and demonstrate the potential to maintain pupils’ interest
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the subject and promote the value of scholarship
- Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject
Potential to plan and teach well-structured lessons
- Establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect
- Commitment to stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds and abilities
- Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils, including tolerance of others
Wider professional responsibilities
- Ability to impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective communication
- Potential to promote a love of learning and develop children’s intellectual curiosity
- Willingness to reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
Successful candidates will:
- be entirely committed to a career in teaching
- support the values and ethos of Wilson’s School
- be a cheery and optimistic presence around the school
- make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school
- develop effective professional relationships with colleagues
- take responsibility for improving teaching by welcoming and responding to advice and feedback
- communicate effectively with parents, staff and outside agencies about pupil progress and well-being.
These criteria relate strongly to the national expectations expressed in the Teacher Standards