Our boys buck the national gender trends for success in English. Our
progress measures at GCSE (compared to boys and girls) are exceptional for both
English language and English literature and outstrip national data sets. Many
students continue their studies at Advanced level in our mixed Sixth Form. Our
recent independent review by ‘Challenge Partners’ classified the English
department as a national “area of excellence” with a specific expertise in
We offer a supportive and invigorating
environment which is brilliantly led and in which the current staff are
passionate about delivering a creative and engaging curriculum offer. You will
be working with an excellent team of practitioners with a passion for ensuring
that our students achieve and attain their very best.
We are looking for the following skills / abilities:
- Ability to ensure the safety and well-being of
students at all times
- Ability to plan and evaluate your work with a
view to improving school standards and attainment
- Ability to maintain records of pupil progress
and achievements in order to provide evidence of work, progress and
attainment over time
- Basic understanding and competence in ICT
- Work effectively as part of a team; developing
positive relationships with colleagues, students, parents/carers and other
agencies as appropriate
- Can work collaboratively with specialist
teachers and other colleagues to enhance students’ learning
- Possess good organisational skills
- Set high expectations for student behaviour
and establish a clear framework for classroom discipline, which promotes
self-control and independence whilst managing student’s behaviour
- To provide opportunities for students to
develop awareness of cross-curricular themes and key skills
- Energy and enthusiasm for the education of
- Ability to utilise an effective range of teaching
and learning styles
- Ability to create a learning environment that
values all students equally and enables all to achieve
We recognise that our staff are our greatest resource.
Therefore, we are ambitious for our staff and invest heavily in their
development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development with a
range of opportunities for training, including internally and through local and
national programmes. We have strong partnerships with universities and higher
education institutions and actively support staff pursuing heavily subsidised Masters
degrees and other higher qualifications. There will also be opportunities for
internal promotion and to chances to collaborate within our local partnership
You are very welcome to arrange to visit us and to
experience why we are such a successful school and a fantastic place to develop
Amongst other benefits, we offer:
with dynamic, innovative and supportive colleagues, and in a school where
student behaviour is described as “outstanding”.
- Induction into the school, a
continuing professional development schemes and carefully considered succession
- Superb ICT facilities and the free
use of a laptop.
- Investment in staff physical and
mental health through a subscription to APL Health.
- The opportunity to work with colleagues
from a range of external partnerships.
- A chef-led canteen service.
- Access to schemes such as: childcare
vouchers; cycle to work and free flu jabs.
A full list of Our Benefits can be found on the school website.
Isleworth & Syon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and other pre- and post-employment checks, including, where appropriate police checks from other countries.
Our Data Protection Policy and our Privacy Notice for applicants, can also be found on the website.
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