WHY JOIN BEAUCHAMPS?

To help you gain an understanding of what it is like to work at Beauchamps, we asked some of our staff to explain what it is like to work with us.

Ionela Preda – Teacher in charge of Spanish

I first joined Beauchamps in 2016, working for a teaching agency for a very short time. I am A French and Spanish teacher and Teacher in Charge of Spanish and I found my place here straight away; because the students made me feel so welcome, I soon joined as a permanent employee.

Here I can grow and I am trusted in my academic values and skills; this has triggered many other amazing things. I have been given the opportunity to begin a new path, previously totally unknown to me, to study Spanish as a University Degree.
Life in school is more like a family life… it has ups and downs sometimes, but here there is always the feeling that you can come back to your family. I feel that I can develop here, and I strongly believe that I am happy, appreciated, valued and trusted.

Janelle Gargrupe – 6th Form Pastoral Manager

I joined Beauchamps in September 2020 and I am the 6th Form Pastoral Manager. The staff and students are friendly here, and you feel a part of the Beauchamps family from day one. Staff really care for the pupils and go over and beyond their daily tasks to offer support. It is a busy environment, but I enjoy coming to work every day. There is a wellbeing service for staff that is advertised regularly, union representatives that are accessible, support given to staff in individual departments and by SLT. For myself one of my biggest supports is my line manager who is brilliant. I am also thankful for the support of the wider teams like reception, site team, I.T and cleaning maintenance staff; their support is invaluable for my day-to-day role. 
When I joined I did not know what to expect…. but if you come to work here you can expect to work in a safe, welcoming community.

Tom Harper – KS3 Coordinator – English

I joined Beauchamps in January 2018 as a trainee teacher in English and since then I have found a home away from home here. The values and family ethos of the school has made it a thoroughly enjoyable place for me to gain my qualification in teaching and to be part of its growing success.  

I am now KS3 Leader of English; in a short time I have been given opportunities to develop my teaching skills and progress within my department. I now create and implement engaging schemes of work that promote that English as a facilitator of life skills.  Aspire – a word that appears in the school’s motto reflects not only the students’ work but ours, as teachers. There are opportunities for us to flourish and time is given for our professional development.   

Well-being is a key aspect of our working day at Beauchamps; all teachers are valued and supported by the Senior Leadership team which is one of the many reasons Beauchamps will be my school for many years to come.  

To be a member of this family means that you are supported, cared for and nurtured to be the best you can be for the success of all. 

Bill Knight – Curriculum Lead – Law

I joined Beauchamps in September 2020 as a teacher of Law and Business, after taking a small break from teaching. I have 22 years of teaching experience, and as such, have worked in a variety of roles within a number of different schools.
Working at Beauchamps has rekindled my enthusiasm for teaching. I feel valued and supported by all members of staff. The school’s Senior Leadership Team have given me the opportunity to take responsibility for my teaching, enabling me to focus upon what is important within education … the students. The knowledge and skills experienced teachers bring to the classroom are valued by the SLT of Beauchamps High School; opinions are important and listened to, and you are given the opportunity to support the development of the next generation of teachers.
It has been a pleasure to teach at Beauchamps over the past academic year, and I truly feel part of a community and family that aspires to provide an educational experience of the highest quality.
When I joined I did not know what to expect…. but if you come to work here you can expect to work in a safe, welcoming community.