Year 6 parents:

The closing date for applications to secondary schools is 31st October 2019!

Open Mornings:

For new reception starters in Sept 2020, we have 2 open mornings on 16th Oct and 28th Nov. Please see letters page for info!

Vacancy:

We have a new vacancy for a KS2 Class Teacher. Please see our vacancies page.

Please Note:

There is a Bedford Borough camera monitoring parking on the yellow zig-zag lines. Stay safe.

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Working at Elstow School

Elstow School is different, and hence working at Elstow School is very different!

We expect our staff to be aligned with our values of  aspiration, respect, honesty and high expectations. These really do drive what we do at Elstow.

We also expect our pupils and staff to ‘go the extra mile’. We are unashamedly in favour of hard work. As a result, our staff are very special, and our pupils get a great deal.

At the same time, we have tried to strip away some things that are common in many schools, but we think take up too much time. This particularly relates to teaching staff, but we think this makes working at Elstow enticing and exciting.

For example, we have:

  • a reasonable feedback policy that does not require the marking of books, nor the evidencing of feedback beyond the pupils getting better at the subject
  • plans and resources prepared at the start of term
  • impeccable pupil behaviour, management of which is led by the Senior Leadership Team and not dependent on individuals
  • complete support over any behavioural issues via SLT
  • very high SLT presence in a supportive atmosphere.
  • autonomy over workload – no micromanagement of your time
  • extensive CPD opportunities via our relationships with some of the best Trusts in the country, and via our Director of Education
  • a curricular-focussed professional learning offer

The growth of our Trust is also definitely going to mean enhanced career opportunities.

Nothing can match a visit, and we welcome visits from prospective colleagues, even if no vacancy is currently advertised. Please contact us to arrange a tour and a chat with the Principal or Executive Principal of the Trust.

If you know you want to work at Elstow School or Advantage Schools, but no post is currently advertised which suits you, please fill in an application  form and we will keep you informed!

Small school, big curriculum, infinite possibilities.

We are a small school, where teachers and students know and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the School is of paramount importance, and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.

No CVs please apply using our application form.

Application Form –  Teacher

Application Form – Support