Choosing where to teach is one of the most important decisions you are likely to make. The place you live, the people you meet, job satisfaction and the professional support you get, all play a part in determining the quality of your life. Don`t compromise. Come to lslington, the most vibrant borough in the heart of London. Here, raising achievement is the key task and we are looking for teachers who have the highest aspirations and who will play a vital role in ensuring pupils maximise and achieve their potential.
lslington is at the cutting edge of educational developments. New initiatives abound including an education action zone, excellence in cities, sports lottery developments, single regeneration grants, and exciting specialisms in technology, arts and media. All borough schools will be on the internet by 2001. There is a major drive to improve literacy and numeracy as well as examination achievement.More than 24,000 pupils attend Islington schools. There are nine secondary, four special, three nursery and 49 primary schools. The primaries include 38 County, nine Church of England and seven Catholic. The majority of these have nursery classes attached.
The borough`s four special schools admit children with mild and severe learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism.
Islington schools manage a higher proportion of the Authority`s local schools` budget than the vast majority of schools elsewhere in the country. This gives them a higher degree of independence and flexibility in the use of resources. High quality services, including the Barnsbury Centre - a training and development centre - are available from the local Education Department.
We are committed to raising achievement, getting results, and giving children the best education possible.