Belvedere teachers are enthusiastic, motivated, adaptable and well organised. All of these characteristics are reported as being vitally important when recruiting teachers for overseas. Any teachers who do not demonstrate these characteristics from the outset of the interview process cannot proceed with their application. Our teachers have needed to obtain strong A levels, usually a minimum of three B Grades at A Level with at least one in English, Maths or Science. Most will have at least a 2.1 degree, often obtained from some of the leading Russell Group Universities. They will have attended leading teacher training universities, many of which have been graded as outstanding by Ofsted.
- Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU): www.ljmu.ac.uk/AboutUs_City/index.htm
- Edge Hill University: www.edgehill.ac.uk | www.edgehill.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgce
- Manchester Metropolitan University: www.mmu.ac.uk/birleyfields/faculties/education.php
Our teachers often have significant life experiences which contribute to their effectiveness as a teacher. Many will have travelled overseas and some have either completed placements abroad or lived as a dependent in a variety of countries. We are proud that our teachers have undertaken voluntary work in a wide range of settings, such as providing care in orphanages, English tuition in remote communities, mentoring disaffected young people and coaching of a variety of sports.
Teachers that we recruit will have undertaken a number of challenging placements. They will have experienced diversity in our schools; students with special educational needs, English as an Additional Language and worked across at least two Key Stages. All Belvedere Teachers will be at least Good, if not Outstanding when assessed against the 2012 Teacher Standards.
The staff we recruit will be expected to participate in your extra-curricular programme, contribute to curriculum development, be flexible in the class that they are appointed to, work beyond the school day, participate in the wider community and be an ambassador for your school.