Primary teacher 

Salary: Inner London (competitive salary based on experience and skills)

Start date: September 2021 (with earlier planning, training and induction)
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check 

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’ 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. We have developed a professional development programme that sees teaching as as a craft - an intellectual and practical profession that draws an energy from rich conversation. 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 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 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.

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent primary teacher

  • Skilled at fostering independent learning

  • A skilled teacher of English Language including phonics and Maths

  • A collaborative planner, able to work across subjects and primary year groups

  • Creative in implementing curriculum innovation

  • Interested in developing the whole child – head, heart and hand

  • Experienced in dealing with complex pastoral challenges and working 

  • effectively with families to maximise pupil progress

  • Experienced in developing a strong school culture: ethos, rewards and 

  • sanctions

Closing date: Friday, 23rd April 2021                           Likely interview date:  28th and 29th April 2021

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