Flexible working practice
Professional growth approach to appraisal
Children of staff have have priority for a place at this high achieving and very over-subscribed school*
2 week October half-term
*staff who have been employed for two years or work in posts with a demonstrable skills shortage.
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Why work at LPGS - What staff say
I enjoy working at LPGS because the students genuinely want to learn. I’ve never worked in a school where the students are so well prepared for their lessons. The students honestly want to do well, and as such try really hard with both class and homework. Instead of expending energy on creating lessons to ensure students stay still or engage, I have been able to develop my practice to look at ways of extending learning and bringing creativity to lessons.
I enjoy working at LPGS because there is a great collegiate spirit.
The students are the heart of any school and never more so than at LPGS. Langley students are polite, diligent and inquisitive about their education, life and the wider world.
I enjoy working at LPGS because the students are amazing. Almost all students are motivated and are eager to do well. This means as teachers we can deliver lessons with confidence, being both encouraged and supported in taking risks and trying out new ideas in the classroom. The staff are friendly and the school has an excellent support team that provide both staff and students with the resources to succeed in a positive caring environment.
I enjoy working at LPGS because our students are engaged, inquisitive and hard working. They treat teachers with respect and are friendly and compassionate.
I enjoy working at LPGS because teaching staff support each other and have a great working relationship. as teachers we are given the opportunity and support to try new things.
Students are highly motivated and show enthusiasm for learning in every lesson. Students are prepared to take risks in their learning and have great resilience. Learning from mistakes is a given and responding to teacher feedback whether orally or written is a habit.
School facilities are well maintained and resourced to support staff. Teachers are welcoming and supportive of one another, an air of happiness permeates the corridors.
Teachers are encouraged to develop professionally, with many opportunities on offer such as a teaching and learning breakfast, and working parties.
I enjoy working at LPGS mainly due to the good behaviour of the students and their interest in learning languages. But I also like the relationships that we establish with the students here; the girls are lovely and polite.
On the other hand, I love to work with my colleagues. There is a great atmosphere at the department.
The students are the best advert for the school. Yes, this is often true in a broad range of different school environments – but here’s specifically why at LPGS: Candidates coming from other schools will find pupils who are genuinely keen to learn and willing to work hard, for their own personal interest and fascination for a range of subjects, and for their futures. LPGS students are aware of, and appreciate, that they are in the happy position of being afforded an educational environment in which genuine and deep learning can take place.
Also, my view, and experience, is that prospective candidates are going to arrive into a department with really knowledgeable, supportive, friendly people in it!
I love working at LPGS because the students are kind, considerate, focused and very hard working. The students make you smile when you think you’re having a tough day and are always willing to help others. For me the students make the teaching a total joy. They take pride in their work and are genuinely interested in your subject, which means you actually get to teach and engage with the subject area that you are passionate about.
I enjoy working here because the students are a genuine pleasure to teach; they want to do well and they have a real interest in improving their knowledge. The students will question things they don’t agree with, and they aren’t afraid to speak their minds. The behaviour is, on the whole, excellent yet many of the girls still bring big personalities to the classroom, there’s never a dull moment or lesson!
How we support career development
Collaboration across The IMPACT MULTI ACADEMY Trust
The Trust is committed to greater collaboration across our individual schools and it encourages colleagues across all schools to meet and share ideas and good practice. Impact also produces a termly newsletter focussing on teaching and learning, giving staff the opportunity to share best practice, reflect upon and develop our pedagogy and celebrate the learning that is happening throughout our Impact schools.
You can view the latest copies of our newsletter here.
FUNDING FOR PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
LPGS has a learning culture and we seek to identify opportunities for professional growth at every level. In the last academic year, colleagues have undertaken training in specialisms including:
- National Professional Qualifications
- Equality and Diversity
- Teaching and Learning
- Business administration
- Curriculum and Assessment
- New technologies
- Leadership and Management
- Outstanding Leadership in Education (OLE) and Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)
IN-HOUSE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
In-addition externally delivered courses and Trust-wide or whole school initiatives, we offer a range of opportunities for staff to present or attend weekly developmental sessions. This includes the programme for our early careers teachers and those following initial teaching training courses.
- Microsoft skills
- How to be an Effective Line Manager
- Assessment for Learning
- Data analysis tools
- The Virtual Learning Environment
- Restorative Approaches
Our CPD sessions are recorded and produced by our Media team and are available for staff to revisit at any time.