As an education establishment we value career and professional development.
Newly Qualified Teachers
Talented NQTs who chose to begin their career with Sir John Deane’s are actively supported and nurtured to become outstanding teachers and valued colleagues. The College is dedicated to NQTs having a great first year and laying great foundations to build upon throughout their successful career.
The College has an established and highly effective specialist NQT programme to support NQTs in their induction year run by our talented Deputy Principal for Curriculum. NQTs will have the opportunity to shadow experienced teachers, and work closely with their departments. NQTs will have a reduced timetable, to enable them time to attend training and development sessions. Towards the end of the year, NQTs will be offered a placement at a local high school.
Recently Qualified Teachers
We understand that the first years of a teacher’s career are the most crucial. As an RQT you will have regular meetings and will be offered a range of training and development opportunities to help support and develop your teaching practice and further build your career.
If you want to fulfil your ambitions at the highest level, we welcome experienced teachers with a proven track record in achieving good results. As a specialist A level College at the cutting edge of teaching and learning approaches our teachers are able to focus their attention solely on Years 12 and 13 to allow them to become specialists of their subject, curriculum and exams.
Our experienced teachers often progress into leadership roles and funding and support for NPQML/NPQSL may be available.
Business Support Professionals
The College is supported by specialist non-teaching professionals who support teachers with ensuring that our students obtain the best possible outcomes. We recognise the important role business support professionals undertake and support their progression and development within each specialist area, including: finance, personnel, marketing, estates, IT systems, MIS and student services.
Dedicated professional development events take place across the academic year. Whilst the content and format of such events varies the College always encourages colleagues to get together to share and develop ideas.
The College is committed to enhancing and supporting all colleagues’ professional development and is supportive of requests for development including training events and good practice visits.
All new starters
An induction programme will be provided for all new starters tailored to the role they will undertake. New starters are supported throughout their first year and beyond with regular meetings, lesson observations, support and development sessions.
We are happy to host any new starters in advance for visits to the department by arrangement.