Those who can, teach
I AM PROUD of the fact that I lead a team of academics whose background, experience and qualifications would be cherished in any profession. It should not come as a surprise that teaching attracts intellectuals, predominantly because it is hugely demanding. It requires not just deep subject knowledge, but also the ability to enable others to understand new concepts and to enjoy their learning.
As the leader of ambitious and hardworking deep-thinkers, it is my duty to ensure that they are developed so that they are able to enjoy long and successful careers. As a result, behind the scenes there is a full range of 1-1 mentoring and training to enable people of all experience levels to debate and improve the way they teach. For those looking to the next step, we offer middle and senior leadership training courses. I am delighted by the fact that many of our middle leaders started their careers here, but equally proud to be able to identify very many middle and senior leaders in some of the finest schools in the country who spent the first years of their career at Wilson's.
Teaching is undoubtedly hard work, but it is also hugely rewarding. The students here are a delight, with all of us enjoying intellectual stimulation on a day to day basis. This is one of the reasons why we have former lawyers, university lecturers, engineers and business owners on our staff – because they find their work here much more rewarding than their previous endeavours.
If you feel that teaching might be a possible career for you or for someone you know, I would urge you to look at the Graduate Scheme we run which is called 'Teach at Wilson's'. Further details can be found here. Any member of the Senior Leadership Team will be happy to discuss the options informally. If you are an existing teacher, why not register for our talent pool (which can be found on the same page)?
N. Cole, Head
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