Early application is encouraged as we are hoping to interview and appoint as soon as possible. School 21 reserves the right to close applications early and make an appointment at any stage.
School 21 is a pioneering 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London that is developing a rich 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 oracy (speaking and listening), storytelling and well-being.
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 Victorian walking tour 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.
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. All of us are striving to become pioneers (rethinking key aspects of education practice), multipliers (growing others and building teams), craftspeople (who think deeply about their practice) and people with integrity and humanity (driven by a strong sense of values and purpose). This is what we are looking for in new members of staff. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
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, 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:
ABOUT SCHOOL 21:
For more information see: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Sakshi Saxena, HR & Payroll Lead, at [email protected].
Please complete an online application form
The qualities we look for in our staff are reflected in our values and we look for people who are passionate about our mission and are keen to collaborate to ensure the best possible outcome for our students, families and communities.
We look to create an enabling, engaging, psychologically safe and collaborative culture and look to recruit staff of all levels and backgrounds.
We are proud to offer family friendly policies including flexible working, shared parental and adoption leave plus a maternity return to work programme
We are passionate about supporting our staff through our Menopause policy
We offer 26 days annual leave for our full time staff which rises to 28 days after 3 years of service and 31 days after 5 years’ service
Free 24/7 counselling, legal and information line
Online Healthy living and financial support portal
Lifestyle discounts to High Street shops, restaurants etc
Free online monthly Yoga classes
Free Flu vaccinations (if you are not eligible via the NHS)
Access to Big Education leadership courses Big 8 and Big Leadership Adventure
Access to our CPD hub for online courses
We support external study routes linked to your role
All staff annual Inset day
We are proud to be a London living wage employer
You’re entitled to the scheme from day one, helping you plan for the future
Electric car scheme, to help reduce our carbon footprint
Cycle to work scheme
Interest free travel season ticket loan
My Gym and My Active discount schemes
Technology IT scheme
Free mindfulness Headspace app
Free Will writing
We encourage both pupils and staff to think about the environment and how their actions will impact upon their local surroundings, as well as the global environment.
We create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.
We are committed to supporting our staff and applicants to be their authentic selves in the workplace without judgement and ensuring that diverse communities are celebrated.
Join us in making a positive impact on society through our school community engagement initiatives. Check out our school websites and socials for details!