We pride ourselves on being both forward-looking and innovative whilst also being outward facing, involved in the local community and far beyond. Once you step into our community you begin to realise what a unique and special place this is, one that values individual contribution and, just as with our students, encourages staff to pursue their interests and achieve their ambitions.
Teaching at Latymer
At Latymer Upper School, we place particular emphasis on nurturing teachers intellectually and professionally, supporting their own development as lifelong learners and educators. All teachers are timetabled with ‘protected time’, during which they can choose to conduct their own research to deepen their subject knowledge, undertake Masters programmes or even PhD qualifications. We also expect teachers to be professionals with an up-to-date knowledge of pedagogy in the 21st century and provide time and resources to help them develop. For example, in 2018/19 two colleagues completed Master’s level qualifications in education and teachers visited schools, universities and other educational establishments in places as varied as Boston, California, Melbourne and Brussels.
The students here at Latymer are fiercely intelligent and academically ambitious, making the role of a teacher both stimulating and intellectually rewarding.