‘Nervous, excited and ready for the start of a new job, a new challenge!’ writes Angela Stockwell, one of The Corinium Education Trust’s newest recruits.
‘You’re never too old to have butterflies on your first day and I, inevitably, experienced a rollercoaster of emotions during my first few days at Cirencester Deer Park School. Despite initial nerves, I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know lots of new pupils and I am now putting names to faces and starting to navigate my way around the school independently!
All the staff have been extremely welcoming and supportive, especially my lovely new colleagues in the school’s English Faculty. The English Office is a hive of activity, support and chatter. The kettle’s always on which means I can start my day with my favourite brew - peppermint tea! The Faculty have already had a fun dressing-up day (Roald Dahl Day on Friday 13 September) which is something I love to do.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks at Deer Park; I am looking forward to settling in even more this term and joining the Year 7 theatre trip to see ‘Private Peaceful’ in October.’
As the new school year commenced for teachers and school staff on Monday 2 September 2019, we welcomed ten more new teachers alongside Angela Stockwell to the Corinium Education Trust learning community. They bring a wealth of experience into our schools and will all have the opportunity to progress their careers within our multi-academy trust.
Two new specialist teachers have joined the Science Faculty at Cirencester Deer Park School, as well as a new linguist in the school’s Languages Faculty. Angela is an experienced local primary school teacher who has made the transition alongside some of her pupils, having previously been secondary trained to teach English. Read more...
Kemble Primary School welcomed back a new teacher who completed her training within the school and six new teachers have been deployed at Chesterton Primary School.
‘It was a privilege to meet our new teachers on our in-service training day. They were full of energy and looking forward to meeting their classes. It was clear from their planning that they have embraced our ethos and I was delighted to learn of the ambition they already have for their pupils. This was strongly evident in their initial ideas and readiness to learn from each other and our existing staff.’ Chiquita Henson, CEO.
We are keen to ensure that our teachers have the energy, passion and commitment necessary to bring about change and that they aspire to make a difference in the future as school leaders. In return, The Corinium Education Trust offers:
- An induction programme for newly qualified teachers and personalised coaching support;
- Subject and/or phase specific training, which includes collaborative planning and ‘lesson study’;
- Cross-phase research and evidence-based continuing professional development;
- Access to InCET, our virtual staffroom that enables teachers across The Corinium Education Trust to engage in professional discussion, moderate and liaise with each other;
- Talent identification and comprehensive skills development;
- Accredited leadership training with The Ambition Institute;
- The opportunity to teach and progress into leadership positions in one or more of our local schools.
‘Our new staff have settled in to life at Cirencester Deer Park School incredibly well. They have thrown themselves into this busy term with enthusiasm and energy. I look forward to working with them in the future.’ Julie Davies, Training Co-ordinator