Pimlico Primary, a brand new Future Academy, opens in September 2013 with two Reception classes. Future Academies is currently recruiting two exceptional Reception teachers with the energy to embrace new thinking in education.
Our new school is beginning to emerge from our Lupus Street site. We’re already three storeys high and workmen are beginning to build four walls around what will become South Westminster’s most sought after space for teaching and learning.
We’re carefully selecting books for our library shelves, resourcing ‘The Lab’, a classroom for art and science workshops, and, in the coming months, our rooftop garden will begin to grow.
A similar story of new beginnings unfolds a short walk away in Future Academies’ head office. Just as builders work steadfastly to ensure our school building is ready in time to welcome our founding cohort of 60 pupils, so too is the team at Future Academies preparing to fill blank canvas classrooms with the things that really matter in the business of improving life chances: a coherent and content-led curriculum delivered by remarkable teachers.
At Pimlico Primary we’re investing in the power of cultural literacy to raise our pupils’ aspirations, academic standards and teachers’ expectations of those in their charge.
Just like many other primary schools, we have a big picture. What distinguishes us from the rest, however, is that our big picture is made up of small details. We’re developing the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework as a springboard for teaching and learning. It’s a springboard to leap back in time to the first civilisations of the Ancient Near East, where our chronological and cumulative history curriculum begins. It’s a launchpad from which we will shoot off into outer space to learn about the solar system. It’s the first rung in the ladder towards reaching the shoulders of giants. Just as we will encourage our pupils to learn about the best of what has been thought and said, we’re looking to appoint two open-minded teachers ready to learn about and build on effective practices in successful schools from around the world.
If you think you have what it takes to grapple with and enjoy using new subject knowledge in your classroom, then we’d like to hear from you. If you’re interested in finding out more about our Early Years education and beginning a career at Pimlico Primary, join us on Thursday 14th March for an informal twilight session (further details can be found here). Alternatively, you can read more about our teaching vacancies here.
Closing date for applications: 18th March 2013