This September, School 21 will have its first ever year 6 cohort and we are looking for an experienced and dynamic teacher to lead the year. You will have a track record of excellent academic outcomes as well as be skilled at developing the skills, attributes and deep thinking out of children. You will be joining our fantastic middle school team - made up of Years 5 to 8 and helping shape a rich curriculum.
School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London that is developing a rich 21st century curriculum and a range of exciting pedagogies. This is your chance to be part of a growing body of exceptional teachers who are rigorous about the basics of phonics, literacy and maths and at the cutting edge of new thinking on real world learning, oracy (speaking), storytelling and well-being. There are also opportunities, with the opening of our middle school, to collaborate with secondary colleagues in the design and development of a ‘school within a school’ for pupils from Years 5 to 8.
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
Our aim is for children to grow and produce beautiful work. In the last few years children have crafted some stunning outcomes including a toy museum, their own planets, a photography and poetry exhibition and their own dramatic fairy tale production. Our children learn at an early age to work in teams, ask challenging enquiry questions and to think deeply about the world around them. We are looking for new teachers to add to this spirit of creativity and lead different aspects of this work.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.