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Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
At King Edward's we are committed to ensuring the highest standards in Teaching and Learning. The classroom experience is the single and most vitally important thing that our staff do and as a school our aim is to support and nurture the talent that we are fortunate to have in our staffroom.
We hope to provide a supportive start for those new to the profession as well as providing opportunities for a new intellectual challenge for those for whom this might be their second or third move. Our Deputy Head Teaching and Learning, team of Lead Practitioners and our links with the Education Departments at Hull University and Bishop Grosseteste University mean that we can offer a supportive enrivonment for teachers to flourish and develop. Last year nearly 50% of observed lessons were rated as outstanding and it is our desire to help all teachers excel and become outstanding practitioners.
Please do look carefully at the various downloads on the righthand side including the information about re-location for those who are not familiar with the area. If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Recruitment Officer (Lisa Underdown) on 01507 600456.
We take staff welfare seriously.
We are committed to an inclusive and supportive working environment. As a family school with a commitment to Holistic Education this means that we are supportive of family commitments and crisis points, we operate a flexible working environment utilising technology wherever possible to help reduce teacher workload and/or promote flexible working practices.
As a school we have championed the creation of a staffroom committee, developed a Staff Welfare Charter, brought into the Education Support Charity's Employee Assistance Programme which gives all staff 24/7 access to counselling, coaching, mentoring, support and advice. We also hold a corporate membership scheme with Kenwick Health Club providing various discounts and offers, and the Staffroom Committee organise regular Spa and Afternoon Tea events at the Kenwick.
Finally, as part of that flexi-time commitment we identify the core working hours staff need to be on site - this is under the 1265 - and we also baseline our timetables at 85% not 90%. All other time is classified as flexi-working time and staff are free to come and go off the site.
My NQT experience at King Edward’s has been overwhelmingly positive. The staff within my department, as well as in the wider school have been really supportive and I have gained advice from many different staff. It seems there is a nice blend of experienced staff who can help you out, but also some young staff who have recently had to adapt to the way the school works and what the students are like.
The best aspect of the school for me this year has been the behaviour and attitude of the students. They really are a joy to teach and I have always felt relaxed about trying new T+L strategies. Furthermore, the trip opportunities really are a real perk of the job for me. I appreciate they aren’t for everybody but I have really enjoyed that opportunity. Sam Brennan, History NQT