Hear from our teachers

“All of those kinds of admin tasks are done by office staff or computer systems or they have been eliminated because they’re not necessary. I feel like everything that I do here directly impacts my pupils or the development of myself or other staff.

That’s why it’s been such a successful school. They’ve got some genuinely amazing teachers, people who are really passionate about what they do. Experience isn’t the key factor – it’s the right ideas, the right mindset.

It’s an incredible school, it’s expanding, you can have so much input. So, I’d say if you want to teach, this is as good a place as you can find. You’ve got the systems there to do it right, and you’re supported to do it properly. You know that the outcomes are there as well."

Head of Science 

“I work at AJK knowing I can make a difference to the young people’s lives and education.
Regardless of your experiences, you will develop your practice rapidly."
Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

“I work at AJK because it is an outstanding school that offers pupils a high quality education. The staff have consistently have high expectations and share a common vision for their pupils. At AJK you benefit from regular CPD, receiving regular feedback to improve your teaching practice.”
Head of Mathematics
 
"AJK is an unusual school in that it actually practices what it teaches to its scholars! Working within such a hardworking, organised, positive environment you really do feel part of a team and valued as a member of that team. With deeply instilled routines throughout the school, behaviour expectations are consistently high and clearly understood by staff, scholars and parents. 
A growth mindset is embedded throughout the whole school. Through weekly observations and instant feedback and guidance, teachers are constantly encouraged and fully supported to develop their skills. Working within such an open environment teachers feel comfortable to ask for any support they feel they may need."
Reception Teacher
 
"I feel like everything that I do here directly impacts my pupils or the development of myself or other staff - that’s why it’s been such a successful school. There are some genuinely amazing teachers and people who are really passionate about what they do. Experience isn’t the key factor – it is having the right mindset and wanting to constantly improve.
As the school is expanding, you can make a difference to the long-term direction. If you want to teach, this is as good a place as you can find."
Lead Teacher