Lead Teacher Team

The Lead Teacher Team

‘Great leaders are teachers not tyrants. They help their followers to see and understand more. They inspire them to become more and motivate them to do more’ Thomas Jefferson.

Lead Teacher Team

St Birinus School celebrates not only the leadership skills of the students but also the potential impact that lead teachers can have upon inspiring leadership, expression, aspiration and dedication in the students. For this reason St Birinus School has a ‘Lead Teacher Team’ who strive to provide extra opportunities for all students in four key areas, Literacy, Oracy, STEM and Careers and Sport, overseen by the Lead Teacher for Leadership and Ethos. The activities provided are aimed at enriching student experience and enabling them to evolve as young leaders. For this reason, the opportunities are tailored each year to meet the needs of the current students. In 2017-2018 the opportunities were as follows:



STEM and Careers


Spelling and critical knowledge tests across the Key Stages to place students into differentiated groups.

‘Expression Day’ debate with student audience.


Year 10-BMW Career Trip, Work experience preparation interviews.


Creation of the Advanced Sports Programme.



Tracker used to assess student knowledge and progress.

Year 10 competed in the Oxford Debating Competition at the Oxford Student Union.

Year 9- BMW Career Trip.


Entrance and participation in national, county and local competitions in a variety of sports.

Differentiated homework then set- to test grammar, spelling, sentence structure.


KS3-Mock Magistrates trial.


Year 8- 1:1 interview session with individuals employed in business.


Sports Awards Evening.

Creative Writing Competition.

Debating Club every Tuesday.

Large scale STEM Careers Event ‘The Big Event’.

Rockley water sports trip.

Book Club

Year 10 ALP Student ‘Oracy Day’.

Arkwright Project


Barcelona football tour’.

Theatre trips across the year.



Ski Trip to Sunday River Resort, Canada.



A programme of guest speakers


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