JTFS Values & Ethos

We want all our students to succeed and thrive at JTFS.

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  • Positive
  • Civilised
  • Inclusive
  • Self-disciplines
  • Proud of our school, our students and our achievements
  • Generous of spirit and supportive of each other
  • Self critical yet dynamic and forward thinking
  • Inclusive and accessible
  • A centre of excellence for teaching and learning
  • An exciting place in which to learn 
  • Confident, mature, respectful
  • Creative, enquiring, independent learners
  • Happy, kind and caring, supportive of others and ready to help
  • Enjoy learning and participating in the enriched curiculum
  • Proud to fulfil their potential
  • Innovative, creative and passionate about teaching
  • Respect and care for the students they teach and the colleagues they work with
  • Have high expectations and set positive examples to students and colleagues
  • See themselves as life long learners
  • Trained to use the best approaches and resources
  • Committed to research led practice within a coaching for excellence culture 
  • A welcoming community that respect different cultures, races, genders, abilities and disabilities
  • A listening school that engages students in improving the school life
  • A sustainable school that involves itself in the community at a local, regional, national and international level
  • A civilised school that produces mature, well balanced young people.

We are recruiting!


Application deadline: 9:00am Friday 27th November 2020

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