As CEO of the JTMAT and Head of School, we are delighted to be able to share our vision for John Taylor Free School. We are looking for colleagues to join us who believe in the power of education to improve lives and the world. Our school will be a vibrant learning community where everyone can succeed and thrive. You can find out more about our approach to education by exploring the website including the vision and values section, the headteacher’s blog and photo gallery which will show you how the building work is progressing.
John Taylor Free School will sit in the heart of the community at Tatenhill to provide an outstanding learning environment for all students. As an 8 form entry school, it will grow year on year until it reaches capacity of 1550, 11 -18-year-old students. In Key Stage 3, students will follow the highly successful and Ofsted praised STRIPE curriculum. This develops the core skills of team work, resilience, self-management and independence. You can read more about this here. As the school grows, we will continue to offer a broad and rich curriculum into Key Stages 4 and 5. Academic success will be combined with those wider areas of school life which will enable students to thrive personally and in society. As a Centre for Excellence for more able students, we will utilise the latest technology and research to ensure that all learners are stretched and the most able students are provided with opportunities to showcase their abilities and collaborate and compete with their counterparts across the country.
As a member of staff you are committing to helping us make our vision a reality. You will be prepared to be flexible, adaptable and dependable – you are willing to go above and beyond to help our students be outstanding learners and responsible members of the community. You will be prepared to forego the immediate opportunity to prepare older students for external examination, but the trade-off will be that you will be part of a new, thriving learning community that has a coaching culture and values evidence-based research and innovation. You will also be part of a strong and successful MAT, with The National Forest Teaching School and SCITT providing excellent opportunities for professional development, leadership training and the chance to support new entrants to the profession. We will support you to succeed and thrive too!
Join us and you will be part of something special – the chance of a lifetime to create a strong culture of success where coaching underpins continual professional development; excellent standards, mutual trust, respect and learning is what we do, all day every day.
We look forward to meeting you at our open event and receiving your application.
Head of School