The Griffin Schools Trust share a conviction that great schools are built on rich extra-curricular programmes and high quality pastoral care as well as an inspiring curriculum, expertly taught. We know there are no limits for students and staff where commitment and enjoyment go together.
Schools have histories and are rooted in local communities. The Trust seeks to use those histories to:
renew their visions
preserve their uniqueness and
give excellent service to their communities.
GST schools share the expression of those visions and strategies through a common frame of reference, which makes mutual challenge and inspiration both natural and easy.
Whether you are retained by your training placement at the end of the apprenticeship or find employment in another school, being part of something bigger provides a wider stage for gifted and experienced teachers and leaders, offering them scope to have an impact beyond one school.
As a Griffin Schools Trust teaching apprentice you will inspire and motivate young people to learn and develop their curiosity and talents.
As a biology teacher you will inspire and motivate young people to learn about life and how organisms survive, thrive and change; you’ll teach the pupils about cells, genes and evolution and the scientific principles and concepts used to understand the living world.
You will help your pupils develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language, formulae and equations and how to use practical techniques for scientific inquiry and investigation.
They will learn how scientific discoveries make an impact on people’s lives, society and the environment. You’ll teach them the capacity to be scientifically literate citizens and prepare the foundations for some pupils to go on to a career in science and technologies.
You’ll teach students of different ages and abilities and prepare young people to take national qualifications in your subject.
Prepare lessons and teaching materials
Assess students’ progress and mark their work
Manage classroom behaviour
Discuss students’ progress with parents and carers
Organise study trips, social activities and sports events.
You’d encourage the students to take pride in their achievements inside and outside school. You’d support them to build good relationships with other students and teachers and play a positive part in the life of the school and the local community.
You’ll help them get the knowledge, skills and attributes they’ll need for a successful and positive life when they leave school.