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Sir John Deane's offers a varied and rewarding working environment to start or progress your career

Our Students

Our students are simply outstanding. They are engaged, aspirational, highly motivated and embody our ideal attributes of curious, caring and responsible. Our students receive specialist guidance to support their choice of A level programme, setting them up for success at the College.  Around 90% of A level students proceed to degree courses after they have left the College.

Our excellent reputation allows us to recruit from a wide range of 11-18 schools within and beyond Cheshire, from both the maintained and independent sectors. Half of our students progress from one of seven excellent and well respected partner high schools in the area.

Having such a high calibre of students means that colleagues are able to fully immerse themselves in their professional practice without the distraction of managing behavioural challenges.

 

Our Community

Our colleagues tell us that they are proud to work at the college and truly see themselves as a community. Many former students apply to return to the college as employees in teaching, mentor and support roles. For us this is a fantastic endorsement of our nurturing environment.

 

An Outstanding Campus

Our £28 million campus, which elegantly combines state of the art modern facilities, with historic buildings, is a world-class learning environment which allows students and colleagues to thrive and is one which they are proud to call their own.

Each curriculum department benefits from purpose built classrooms with interactive touch screens and a dedicated staff room. Support departments have strategically located, dedicated offices which allow them to offer a professional service across the entire college.

Leisure facilities include a Sports Hall, astro pitch and boat house which are conveniently located within our beautifully maintained grounds. In addition to our cafeteria which offers varied and nutritious cuisine we have a deli bar and two café areas which provide Starbucks coffee and snacks.

The College is located in a beautiful and historic part of Cheshire, within the sought after “Kingsmead Estate” which boasts quality housing with access to excellent primary and secondary schools. Northwich Town Centre is a short walk away and has recently been developed and modernised, with consultation taking place for further development.  The area benefits from excellent transport links to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and Warrington.

Cheshire offers many attractions including the world famous Zoo, Oulton Park, historic Roman walls, beautiful castles and studding National Trust properties. Snowdon and the Peak District National Parks are also within easy reach.

 

Other Benefits

  • Family friendly policies
  • Every day discounts on a number of services
  • Christmas/New Year closure period
  • A focus on professional development and training
  • Wellbeing services, including Occupational Health
  • Long service awards
  • Occupational pension scheme membership

Teaching somewhere like Sir John Deane’s brings something new and exciting every day. It is a privilege to work in an environment where the energy and drive from both students and colleagues is second to none.There is a great sense of belonging at the College and working here has helped me develop and improve my professional practice enormously. Our students are all hardworking, aspirational and motivated and the satisfaction gained by teachers from helping students grow and achieve their full potential is incredible.

Laurence Potts
Head of Chemistry & Computer Science

As an former student I was aware of the outstanding reputation of the College before I came to work here. Both students and colleagues at Sir John Deane's feel a sense of belonging. The best thing about working here is being part of a team who get to know the students on an individual level. Knowing our team makes a difference to each student, no matter how small, is particularly rewarding for me. Sir John Deane’s is an outstanding place to work, every day is different and you have such a sense of pride working here.

Amy Scott
Progress Mentor Manager

I knew the College would be a place where I could learn to teach among experienced Chemistry specialists, in an environment that fostered academic success. Even from my interview I could tell the students were motivated and wanted to learn and that the atmosphere and expectations were set up for learning. Since I started I have been very well supported by the other members of the department. There is a genuinely positive atmosphere in our staff room which makes it a really nice place to work.

Yusuf Berker
Teacher of Chemistry

I knew that I wanted to become part of a College that’s ethos and values matched that of mine, personally and professionally. My first term was a great experience. I felt supported by all colleagues, no matter their role. The warm nurturing environment has helped me to develop professionally and really find my feet as an Newly Qualified Teacher. If you want to become a specialist in your area and watch your students grow into inquisitive, self-motivated, outstanding young people then Sir John Deane’s is the place.

Sian Aryee
Teacher of Sociology
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