Working at Stoke Park

Working at Stoke Park

Welcome to our website thank you for exploring employment opportunities here at Stoke Park School. We are a values-led school that has a strong sense of purpose in delivering an inclusive education for students in our community. We promote a growth-mindset and believe that all our students can succeed given appropriate support, self-belief and challenge. We give trust and respect whether it is deserved or not: we choose to be here so we set the standard. Stoke Park is a school built on positive relationships.

Our school’s ethos, ‘Believe you can achieve at Stoke Park’, and the eight school values play and important role in everyday life. We instill in our students the importance of creating a learning environment that supports all and we have a relentless focus on high standards. We work as a team and we aim to bring out the best in everyone.

At Stoke Park we are on a journey to becoming an outstanding school. We recognise that our practice has improved over the last year and we are committed to improving it further. We believe there are no short cuts, no excuses and no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement. Our students deserve the very best. We instil high aspirations in them and demonstrate complete belief in them.

We are fully committed to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum offering academic and vocational experiences matched with outstanding pastoral care; we know how important it is that a young person feels safe and happy and it is through creating the correct environment that high quality learning can take place.

We value our students as individuals and are focused on developing within them a strong moral purpose, placing a high value on tolerance, respect and care which are among our core values. Academic success is often the key to unlocking future opportunity for our students and we work hard to ensure that we deliver high quality learning experiences and that staff are given opportunities to work together and develop their skills so that collectively we maintain high standards of Teaching and Learning.

Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all the students at Stoke Park.

We are seeking motivated professionals who have

  • demonstrable ability to be an exceptional member of staff with clear capacity and the desire to improve where necessary
  • potential to progress in your career
  • possession of a wide range of skills to support our students, staff, parents and community in pursuit of excellence
  • the skills, experience and ability to gain the confidence of students and staff
  • professional presence and capability with an excellent ability to motivate and empower students and staff
  • a clear sense of fun, energy, drive and passion
  • the ability to engage children, manage their behaviour, attitudes and aspirations, whilst maintaining a high level of expectation and focus upon mutually respectful, positive relationships.
  • excellent knowledge of effective strategies to raise achievement and excellence in teaching and learning

We believe each of our students has the capacity to achieve their very best and we do all we can to help them to do this.

So what makes us a good employer? In addition to celebrating our staff, we fully embrace continual professional development, bringing in external education consultants as well as supporting National programmes, we are always looking for opportunities to grow future leaders and we give greater than the 10% PPA allocation. We give rewards for 100% attendance and staff are very supportive of one another.

If the information given here resonates with you we would be glad to welcome you for a tour and confidential chat at Stoke Park School.

Why not come and see for yourself?

We are happy to welcome visitors to the school at any time. This can be during the school day or evenings by appointment. Please contact our Head teacher’s PA, Joanne Gosling on or email Jgosling@stokepark.coventry.sch.uk to arrange an appointment. We would love to meet you. Mrs Gosling will also be happy to deal with requests for a confidential discussion with our Head teacher, Sue Jones should any candidate wish to make contact prior to applying for a position.

Location

Stoke Park School & Community Technology College
Dane Road
Coventry
West Midlands
CV2 4JW
Tel: 02476 450215
Email: admin@stokepark.coventry.sch.uk

Coventry is a vibrant exciting city with good communication links to the rest of the country, with plenty to do with all for all ages a vibrant night life and artistic and cultural scene.

‘To build a better world we need to replace the patchwork of lucky breaks and arbitrary advantages that today determines success – the fortunate birthdates and the happy accidents of history – with a society that provides opportunity for all.’ - Malcolm Gladwell



Continuing Professional Development and Support

We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Stoke Park offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers for staff at different stages in their career.

We are responsive to staff needs supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching.

NQT induction programme

As a Newly qualified teacher you will flourish given the right provision, advice and guidance which is why we deliver a highly supportive, bespoke programme which supports you throughout your NQT year.

The programme responds to the needs of the recipients but there are a number of core topics which will be featured each year including for example contact with parents, how to operate at your first Parents’ evening, behaviour management strategies, gauging an appropriate pace in the lesson, improving differentiation an so on.

Coaching Programme

We are fortunate at Stoke Park that we have a whole school coaching programme that supports staff to be the best they can be. It is a non-judgemental programme that runs throughout the year giving staff the opportunity to further develop areas of their own practice and take some risks in their teaching with the support of a colleague.

The programme has been designed to increase the impact of staff development on student learning and achievement. Watching one another teach is extremely valuable and often the best CPD we can get. Staff will have 6 different coaches throughout the year of varying experience.

CPD Pathways

Staff follow identified pathways and receive training to support and develop their practice. Sessions, often an hour in length, are delivered in-house and also by external education consultants. There is also the opportunity to participate in Action Research projects linked to school priorities.

Teaching and Learning Briefings

Teaching and learning briefings are an opportunity for us to deliver further CPD or to encourage staff to discuss pedagogy in department or year teams with their colleagues. These briefings are an opportunity to share good practice and new ideas. They can also be used for quick standardisation and moderation purposes. A Head of Department may want to use them to deliver subject specific CPD.

Learning Lunches

Stoke Park has, over a number of years, developed a happy, disciplined and very high achieving learning environment. We welcome applications from colleagues who feel that they can contribute to the ethos of this forward-looking school and who are committed to the continuous challenge of raising standards for all in a multi-ethnic setting.

Middle Leader Development

The Middle Leader development programme supports HoDs and HoYs with contextual CPD. The programme incorporates training from current leaders within school as well as providing opportunities for middle leaders to work with external consultants.

External CPD

As Stoke Park is part of Partnership Plus, a Coventry based training provider there is the opportunity to attend local out of school training. We encourage staff to attend external training opportunities to develop their interests and skills.

Mentor training

Stoke Park work with a variety of partners to train PGCE, Teach First and School Direct teachers. Training for mentors is provided both in-school and externally by our partners.