Observing practice from outstanding teachers as part of my NQT training has been part of my professional development this year.
Why you should work for us?
Our team of staff and governors are dedicated to ensuring that all our staff reach their full potential. We are proud to offer:
Exceptional CPD opportunities
Our NQT induction program offers a bespoke training package linked to your individual requirements. In addition, coaching and mentoring support from a mentor, phase leaders, year leaders and senior leaders helps our new teachers develop their skills within a supportive environment.
We also hugely value the life experiences that you will bring to the school and always try to fully engage with individual interests.
We have a strong tradition of ‘growing’ leaders by providing a wealth of professional learning opportunities. Our proven track record of working with NQTs is evidenced by so many choosing to stay with us as they develop their careers.
A great working environment
Our aim is to treat all staff as professionals and this is evident if you visit the school.
Our staff team are passionate and committed to the development and education of all our children.
Interim Executive Headteacher
Learning To provide extensive high quality training opportunities for all colleagues which takes account of individual strengths and needs. With learning opportunities spread across teaching alliance schools
Motivation To provide a supportive and encouraging environment which enables colleagues to perform effectively.
Progress To encourage teachers to develop into reflective practitioners, recognising their own strengths and areas for development.
Success To make sure each teacher is equipped with the skills to teach effectively through a programme of personalised training leading to successful career progression
We would like to introduce you to some of our colleagues many of whom joined the school as Newly Qualified Teachers.
Joined as NQT
Interim Head of School
|Learning||Since joining LMPS my practice has gone from strength to strength through the many learning opportunities I have been given here.|
It first began when I was an NQT. I was provided with a mentor and the training giving was bespoke to my needs. This included collaborating and team teaching with colleagues within my school and also having the opportunity to work with colleagues from in and around the London area.
Since then, I have completed the NPQML, NPQSL, National accreditation for Special Educational Needs and I have also become a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE), which allows me to support and delivery training to other primary schools in the area.
|Motivation||LMPS is a wonderful place to work due to the pupils, staff and community.|
All staff, at all levels, are encouraged to improve and develop their role and the SLT carefully considers opportunities for bespoke training, enabling staff to reach their full potentials year on year.
|Progress||Staff are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and we do this through peer observations and professional discussions. These take place at least termly. In addition to this, staff are given opportunities throughout the year to review research, implement new ideas and strategies and reflect in order to develop their own practice further.|
|Success||I feel I have been extremely successful in my time here. I have gone from an NQT, to computing leader, English leader, KS2 manager, KS1 phase leader, lead practitioner, NQT leader and now deputy headteacher. I have always been dedicated, reflective, eager to learn and ambitious. Due to this, I have been given many learning opportunities, which have particularly excelled since Helen Rai became the headteacher.|
|Joined as NQT||Yes|
|Current role||Class teacher|
|Current year group||Year 5|
|Current subject leader in||Art andDesign|
|Learning||Since joining LMPS I have had the opportunity to work with and observe experienced teachers. This has given me the confidence to in-still a love of learning in the classroom as well as enabling children to reach their fullest potential. Weekly training sessions by subject leaders and external providers have also been valuable in providing a depth to specific concepts such as children with SEND or children with EAL.|
|Motivation||There is a strong and positive attitude within the school where all staff members are welcome and there is a sense of community and cohesion. Career opportunities are always available to better yourself and further develop your career or subject knowledge. Finally, the children are always an amazing source of motivation.|
|Progress||My career has gone from strength to strength since my student year at LMPS, to becoming a KS2 and a KS1 class teacher and now a subject leader for Art and Design.|
|Success||Seeing a difference within the children’s learning is always a great success. Teaching throughout lockdown was also a great success by making sure that the children still had a sense of schooling . Taking on a number of opportunities that the school provides is a fantastic benefit in reaching your fullest potential and progressing in your career.|
|Joined as NQT||No|
|Current role||Class teacher|
|Current year group||Year 3|
|Current subject leader in|
|Learning||I have been given the opportunity to observe and work alongside experienced teachers and have been able to draw upon their knowledge to implement within my own teaching. I have received weekly training sessions and have had bespoke training sessions delivered by subject leads. Training from external providers has proved useful, regarding strategies to aid and progress learners within my classroom. Being able to work with other schools has been insightful as we are able to share ideas and practice|
|Motivation||At LMPS, there is a real sense of pride being conveyed from the children, staff and our parents making every member of our school community want to achieve their best. Staff are encouraged to develop their subject knowledge through training and are made aware of opportunities that arise for career development allowing progression at a good pace.|
|Progress||Since joining as a Teaching Assistant, I have been encouraged and supported by SLT to further my opportunities within my roles as a HLTA, a student and now as a KS1 class teacher. These opportunities have been heightened by staff being given the chance to work in curriculum and subject teams allowing for progress within subjects and growth as teachers, and by having their opinions validated.|
|Success||I have had many successes whilst working at LMPS but the greatest one has been seeing the children settle back into learning after the many gaps endured during COVID. Seeing the progress made in such a short space of time has been hugely rewarding and worthwhile.|
|Joined as NQT||Yes|
|Current role||Year 1 Lead Phonics Lead Lower School English lead|
|Current year group||Year 1|
|Current subject leader in||Phonics Lower school reading and writing|
|Learning||Since joining LMPS, I believe I have excelled in my practice due to the multiple learning opportunities I have had. I began teaching at LMPS as an NQT and I was offered a range of opportunities to develop my CPD through a bespoke training schedule. Within my second year of teaching, I was given the opportunity to lead a year group as this was something that I was very keen to do. I was very grateful for this opportunity and wished to excel within the area of leading a subject. The following year, I was given the title of phonics lead, which is something that I have continued to develop since then.|
|Motivation||LMPS is such a lovely, sociable and fun environment to work in. All staff are approachable and helpful, which is key when beginning at a new school.|
|Progress||At LMPS, we have a range of CPD to improve our practice further. These CPD sessions and bespoke training have significantly helped to develop my skills over the years. I am very grateful for the many opportunities that I have had to excel in my career.|
|Success||I believe I have been extremely successful in my time at LMPS. I have gone from an NQT, to year 1 lead, phonics lead, KS1 and KS2 reading lead and now Lower School reading and writing lead.|
|Joined as NQT||No|
|Current role||Nursery Class Teacher / Nursery Manager|
|Current year group||Nursery|
|Current subject leader in||EYFS Nursery|
|Learning||Since starting my teaching journey at LMPS I have developed greatly as a teacher. I have taught in Year 3, Reception and now I am the class teacher in Nursery which I absolutely love. I had no experience in teaching in the early years and Helen put her trust in me and allowed me to be a Reception class teacher as soon as I showed interest in working with children in the early years. I have now taught in the EYFS for 3 and a half years and my practice has gone from strength to strength, this is all due to the well organised and targeted CPD opportunities I have been provided with at Lady Margaret Primary School.|
|Motivation||The children, the staff and the community. It is such a lovely school to work in, being here for 7 years shows that I have been motivated to stay and continue developing my practice. Knowing that we have such a committed team throughout the whole school where each and every individual does their very best to provide the highest standard of education for the children in our local community motivates me every day.|
|Progress||I have worked as a class teacher, subject leader for Music, Phase Leader and now Nursery Manager. This year I have applied to complete a National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching which I look forward to starting. Through termly performance management meetings with my line manager, reviews of practice and conversations with senior leaders at LMPS I have been able to progress through my teaching career to where I am now.|
|Success||My greatest success has been working alongside more experienced members of staff and the senior leadership team in transforming our EYFS provision. Over the past few years we have been working really hard to ensure that the early year’s curriculum content and learning opportunities we provide to our very young children is of the highest quality. We have worked hard in developing it to meet the exact needs of the children who attend. Being part of it’s continuous development and seeing the progress children make in our setting gives me great joy.|
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