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Overview

Green Dragon Primary School and Nursery is a successful, vibrant and happy school. We are an inclusive community school that respects the backgrounds of all of our pupils and their families. We are really proud of our inquisitive and hard-working pupils and grateful to their families for the huge support they give us.

We provide all our pupils with an excellent education, equipping them with life-long learning skills, through a world-class curriculum, taught by our talented and skilled teaching and support staff. We are rights-respecting school, following the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

 

Our School Ethos

The school is committed to:

  • Being an active member of the local community;
  • Providing a safe and stimulating environment in which children love and value their learning;
  • Encouraging all children to become successful learners, confident and healthy individuals and responsible citizens;
  • Promotion of the ethos that at Green Dragon all children are important, their opinions are listened to and valued.

We are an inclusive community school that recognises and celebrates the diversity and backgrounds of all our pupils and their families.

Working for Us

If you are searching for your next teaching post, and want to join our team of Personal Goal Superheroes, why not contact us now? You will be working at a great school and will be part of a friendly, helpful team. We are always interested to hear from enthusiastic, passionate and committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you are looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you are interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

Why join our team of learners?

We have a positive school environment at Green Dragon where all students feel comfortable, valued, accepted, and secure in a setting where they can interact with caring people they trust. As educators we constantly work towards improving our school climate, culture, and conditions so that our children's learning is improved. 

We have exciting opportunities to join a 'Good with Outstanding features' school at the heart of a thriving local community in outer London.

Green Dragon promotes the highest standards for all of our children, widening their horizons and raising their aspirations, embracing new technologies and initiatives to fully prepare the children for their future in an ever-changing world.

Check out the following link and scroll down to hear what our children and staff think of the school : -https://greendragonprimary.co.uk/hounslow/primary/greendragon/site/pages/ourschool/vacancies

 

Our Local Area

Brentford is a suburban area of outer west London where the Gran Union Canal and River Brent converge before joining the River Thames. Brentford offers a selection of river and canal walks along the Thames path providing great views of riverside attractions including rustic houseboats and Victorian buildings. Brentford is well located surrounded by highly desirable areas such as Chiswick, Kew, Richmond and Ealing and boasts ‘The Golden Mile’ along the M4 corridor where many international businesses are based.

Attractions:

Brentford has a wealth of outdoor and open spaces Syon Park, the home of the Duke of Northumberland, to Gunnersbury Park, the London Museum of Water and Steam, The Waterman’s Centre, Brentford Football Club, St Pauls, Carville Hall and Boston Manor Park. These are all within a ten minute walk from the town centre so are never far away. In addition, Kew Gardens and Chiswick High Street are short bus ride away.

Travel:

Green Dragon Primary School has good road links. The school is minutes away from the A4, A406, M4 and M3.

Tube Stations:

Our closet London Underground station is Gunnersbury Station which is a 20 minute walk away or short bus ride away (237 bus).

Kew Bridge Mainline station (South West Trains) is a 5 -10 minute walk from school and offers easy access to Central London, Richmond, Clapham Junction, Putney and Twickenham.

Buses:

The 237, 267 and 65 buses run frequently to locations such as Richmond, Ealing, Chiswick and Hounslow from Brentford High Street. The shopper will appreciate the direct bus to the Westfield Shopping Centre in White City.

CPD

"Inexperienced members of staff are supported very well, enabling them to develop their knowledge and skills quickly. Leaders, including middle leaders, provide challenge and support for other teachers. Members of staff are very positive about the support and training they receive."

Ofsted, January 2016

How do we ensure CPD is at the forefront of all we do?

To ensure continued developments in teaching and learning for our children, we have a focus on CPD so that we can be the best we can be. All staff are encouraged and expected to challenge themselves throughout each academic year and add to their professional knowledge, skills and understanding.

Weekly INSET sessions:

The school leads weekly INSET sessions throughout the year with a clear focus on the school improvement targets and professional development. INSET sessions are strategically planned to give the maximum impact on the quality of teaching and learning and the children's educational experiences. Weekly INSET sessions and our five whole school INSET sessions are differentiated to meet the needs of all staff members and phases across the school.  Our CPD programmes enable our staff members to be at the forefront of their own learning and help create a coherent and shared learning culture across the school. 

NQT mentors and phase leaders:

Middle Leaders are encouraged to complete accredited Middle training courses while NQT’s and NQT's+1 work with their mentors to design tailor made CPD programmes to strengthen their development. We have a sharp focus on collaboration with other local, national and international settings, through school-to-school support networks and the International Primary Curriculum and International Early Years Curriculum. The school welcomes groups of teachers from other schools to conduct learning walks across school and there are opportunities for staff to visit other school. Two of our teachers are currently lead trainers for the IPC and IEYC and have trained colleagues in the UK and abroad. Mentors and phase leaders provide support through informal chats; advice on how to ensure work-life balance is improved; pre and post-teaching reflections and guidance; coaching and mentoring planning, teaching, learning and assessment; marking together; appraisal targets and support in reaching them. Mentors and phase leaders help to provide staff with regular opportunities to observe each other, team-teach and work on areas of development together.

Courses and training:

NQTs attend regular training with the borough and with our teaching alliance. Other members of staff are encouraged to attend training to follow their interests or areas of development. Current and recent courses include: Developing Middle Leaders; NQT+1 for second year teachers; Securing Judgements in Early Years; Science Leaders Hub.  

Teaching and Learning Newsletter:

A regular newsletter written for and by staff includes highlights such as: who to follow on twitter; recent educational research headlines; tips staff have learnt on recent courses or from observing each other.

Career progression:

Many of our teachers join as NQTs or on their PGCE placement and through our coaching and mentoring, progress to be phase leaders and subject leaders. Our current staff include Specialist Leaders of Education; International Primary Curriculum and International Early Years Curriculum trainers who lead sessions in the UK and abroad and a Teach First Leader. These members of staff have all developed their knowledge and skills in these areas while at Green Dragon.

The school works hard to develop all staff members in order for them to enjoy their role, develop to be the best they can be and to be successful. Ultimately this is to provide the best learning experiences for all the children and staff who work and learn at the school.

Performance Management systems enable staff to work together in identifying starting points, sharing evidence about practice and trying out new approaches. It is both challenging and supportive.

The school works hard to develop all staff members in order for them to enjoy their role, develop to be the best they can be and to be successful. Ultimately this is to provide the best learning experiences for all the children and staff who work and learn at the school.