Early Careers Teachers

As a quality school we select the most proficient ECTs. Associate Senior Leader, Miss Farrar runs an excellent induction programme with weekly seminars for your development and support. Your Subject Leader also takes an active role in mentoring and advising you, observing lessons and helping you develop teaching strategies and resources. As an expanding school, we have been able to appoint a large number of ECTs in recent years. Most have matured rapidly as teachers, enabling them to take on positions of responsibility within the school or elsewhere. Therefore we have a young and innovative staff. Our teachers are the key reason for our success.

At Beauchamps we give our students the best possible education, so we recruit only high quality teachers. The school is continuing to expand, and this year we will be making appointments in most subject areas. Our staff work tirelessly for the benefit of our students. We want to hear from teacher trainees who have the confidence and enthusiasm to join a winning team. If you believe that you are the best in your subject and would like further details please register your interest by email to hr@beauchamps.essex.sch.uk We will then contact you with details of suitable vacancies, as they become available.

MR Harris

My name is Mr Harris and I’m a trainee teacher in the Maths department. I teach Maths and Further Maths for those at A-Level. Before becoming a teacher here, I studied Maths at the University of Essex, and I was also a student at this school from Year 7 all the way through to Year 13.
I often helped fellow students while I was in A level in Maths and Further Maths, and I realised that I really enjoyed helping people to improve, so I have wanted to be a teacher for a few years now. I really enjoyed my time here, so I came back. For me, if I enjoy my job and feel happy and secure, then that’s the most important thing.
I am currently completing the BEC SCITT, which is the same provider that I did a 4-week internship for last summer. I chose this provider because I enjoyed the internship. In the BEC SCITT, I spend 4 days a week at Beauchamps, with the other day (Thursday) requiring me to go to Bromfords (the SCITT centre in the morning) to learn about teaching theories, and then to St John Payne in Chelmsford for my afternoon session which is subject specific. These are now being held online due to the national lockdown.

In the first term, I was required to attend zoom calls on the Friday also for the PGCE side of things, which is the university aspect that I also have to pass in order to obtain NQT status. I am assessed by two PGCE essays, and also assessed by 5 teacher theory essays and some subject-specific tasks. These form the curriculum of the SCITT, and mean that I do not have to collect any extra evidence as I am assessed against the Teachers’ Standards by the curriculum. I should hopefully become an NQT at the end of this academic year, and be a fully qualified teacher a further two years in the future.
The SCITT is what I expected it to be at this point, although it is more work than I thought. I’ve enjoyed every moment I have been in school, but I enjoy the teaching side more than anything else. I’d like to thank the whole Maths department for their support. Each and every one of them has been brilliant and picked me up when I have bad days. I’d also like to thank Mr Harper and Mrs Pepper. Mr Harper really showed confidence in me and faith to bring me back, and Mrs Pepper was always supportive of me as a student; I may not have been in this position without her.
Once the virus is restricted and we can go back to ‘normal’ lives, I would like to be much more involved in extra-curricular activities around the Maths Department. In 10 years time, I would like my focus to be more on A Level teaching. I enjoy the content taught here more than I do the GCSE content, and maybe one day I will be the Head of Department.
I would like to get involved in the Staff vs Students football again. This was always a nice end to the week where we could build relationships through a common shared interest.

Miss Windeatt

I am in my first year of training to be a Maths teacher. I’m involved with GCSE Psychology at the school too. I graduated earlier this year from the University of Exeter. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, so I planned to start my training as soon as I left university. I’m passionate about Maths and about playing a part in shaping the futures of young people.
There are many reasons why I chose Beauchamps High School; alongside the school’s outstanding reputation, family ethos and long-standing presence in the local community, I have a strong family connection with the school and I have been familiar with Beauchamps from a young age. My first experience here was drawing on the wall of C1 with green whiteboard pen at age 3! Coming from a family of teachers, I have grown up seeing first-hand how rewarding and worthwhile a career in teaching can be. I have always imagined completing my teacher training here at Beauchamps, and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to do so.
I have chosen the 1-year SCITT pathway through which I will achieve QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and a PGCE. I chose this pathway because I wanted to get straight into the classroom and spend most of my training year in school. I spend 4 days in school and 1 day out of school in lectures by the Billericay Education Consortium, my training provider, over at Bromfords. I achieve my Qualified Teacher Status through experience and teaching in school. I’ll have many observations over the year by my school mentors and mentors from the BEC, to monitor how I’m getting on with my teaching and hopefully be awarded the QTS at the end! The PGCE involves completing 2 assignments for the University of Suffolk – 1 of these is on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and the other is a piece of research that I carry out in school and report on in an essay. Hard work but high reward!
Despite the pandemic, I am thoroughly enjoying my first term and getting to know the fantastic students at the school. I am teaching more and more lessons as the year goes on. I am particularly enjoying getting to know my Year 7 class and sharing “lightbulb” moments with them during our lessons. They will always be my very first class which is a strange thought!
I would like to thank Miss Pitts for her support and encouragement as my mentor since I joined the school, as well as the Maths department for their welcome. Also, thank you to my Dad (Mr Windeatt) who has always inspired me to become a teacher and teach here at Beauchamps.
Looking to the future, I aim to fully embrace teaching Maths across all key stages and then look to move towards a pastoral leadership role. I care hugely for the wellbeing of young people and helping them to achieve their best. I recognise the immense importance of wellbeing in its fundamentality in enabling young people to learn efficiently and achieve their best. I look forward to supporting wellbeing events in the future and using what I have learnt in my Psychology degree to support students in a pastoral role.
I am looking forward to getting involved with some of the many extra-curricular activities on offer at Beauchamps. I am interested to find out more about being involved with the Duke of Edinburgh Award, having thoroughly enjoyed DofE myself at school. I’d even like to explore the possibility of organising some cheerleading sessions… Watch this space!

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