Key aspects of the role of a teacher

Teachers at College are expected to plan and deliver lessons which appropriately engage and inspire the girls. We encourage the use of new ideas and innovative pedagogies, and teachers can expect girls to be enthusiastic and keen to learn new concepts, ideas and skills.

Keeping track of girls’ progress is important and allows teachers to be all the more effective in their targeting of differentiation and their recording of achievements. Teachers will also be expected to work with pastoral tutors in helping girls make decisions about their GCSE, Sixth Form and Higher Education choices. Most teachers will be pastoral tutors themselves, which will see them work closely with a small group of tutees, supporting them in all sorts of aspects of College life, whether it be academic lessons; co-curricular commitments or their general wellbeing.

Teaching is much more than just being in a classroom, and it is expected that all teachers will contribute effectively to College’s extensive and varied co-curricular programme, including the Saturday Enrichment Programme. Moreover, teachers will be expected to organise and attend appropriate trips; be present and involved in major College functions and take an active interest in the lives of the girls beyond the classroom.