Mr Springett

History Teacher

I started at St Bede's in 2016 as an NQT. I have had the chance to work on various Teaching and Learning projects, including the creation of our 9 Principles of Teaching and the 4 Part Lesson Plan. The school has also encouraged me to be involved the Diocesan aspiring leaders programme which has done a lot to enhance my skills. I have also been supported through a part time Masters Degree and encouraged me to read and implement research in school. I have also had had a lot of opportunity here to attend various CPD sessions both in and out of school.

Mr Tones

Subject Leader of ICT and Business

Teaching at St Bede's is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The school invests in creating a culture that attracts the best teachers and then develops them through a comprehensive CPD programme.

I initially trained at St Bede's as a GTP trainee and secured a full time post in the ICT Department. I quickly gained a promoted post as the E-Learning Coordinator. In 2008 I became Head of ICT. I have been given lots of opportunities to grow professionally and in June 2013 was appointed Head of Computing, ICT, Business and Enterprise.

Miss Emmerson

Maths Teacher

I joined St Bede's in September 2015 after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a first class degree in Maths and Business.

​I chose St Bede's for its outstanding reputation and the high quality support and guidance I knew I would receive throughout the year. I also decided to choose School Direct as my route into teaching since you are in the classroom from the first day and getting the invaluable experience of working with the children. I also experienced a whole year in schools rather than short placements which made me feel more prepared for starting my NQT year as I knew what to expect.

​Throughout the year I learnt a lot about teaching. I learnt how to manage difficult behaviour, stretch and challenge the most able and support those with additional needs. I enjoyed working with a range of classes where I could implement the strategies that I learnt in school and at SCITT, and watching the students enjoy my lessons.

I am now completing my NQT year at St Bede’s, and I know that I am in a department, and school, which will continue to support and challenge me.

Miss Proudlock

History Teacher

I was thrilled to complete my NQT year at St. Bede's, a school that truly strives to live out its values in everything it does. The NQT programme is extensive and comprehensive; supplementing and developing your initial teacher training in all areas. They are at the forefront of teaching and learning and are constantly working to improve as a school community. St Bede's looks after you the person, not simply you the teacher and view it as their responsibility to make you feel included and embedded in school life. There are endless opportunities at St Bede's for whatever avenue of teaching you wish to pursue and your choices are supported through effective CPD. An NQT year at St Bede's is the perfect foundation for any teaching career. At the end of my NQT year, I was promoted to the post of temporary Assistant Subject Leader, a role which I was delighted to embrace.

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