Lumiar Stowford, a pioneering education project based at Wingfield near Westbury in Wiltshire, that is soon to become the first Lumiar Independent School in the UK, is looking to recruit a talented tutor to join its team.
Established in Brazil in 2003, the Lumiar approach provides a flexible and rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on project based and outdoor learning. The result is a dynamic and innovative way of educating, that offers parents an alternative to the conventional system and curriculum.
“By putting greater focus on developing social and emotional skills and knowledge alongside the more traditional academic subjects, we give our students the opportunity to discover their full potential and be active in their local community and environment,” explained Stowford’s Rebecca Saxton.
“In this way they can develop a strong self-confidence and purpose that will enable them to become the future change makers – challenging and questioning outmoded ways of thinking and creating viable and exciting solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
“Our approach is about creating happy healthy children that can tap into their natural skills and abilities and thrive and adapt in an ever changing modern world.
“We are currently looking for a talented tutor to join our team at this exciting time in our development. The successful applicant will be someone who is aligned to the idea that great teaching is about facilitated learning, not about filling children with content or facts. They believe passionately that education must evolve with the world and are ready to play a role in making that happen in the UK.”
“The tutor will support a group of children (aged 8 – 11) at the heart of which will be creating a secure and positive space for learning. Learning through doing is a crucial feature of our approach and we are looking for someone that will be enthusiastic about bringing learning to life in creative ways. That person will also model great energy, a passion for their work, adaptability and a willingness to listen and recognise every child’s individual needs.
“They will lead the children through their ‘school day’, having overall responsibility for the children, including opening circle, developing projects, reading sessions, play and games.
Alongside them, Masters will lead the core skills sessions and specialist subjects whom the tutor will also support as needed.
“The Tutor will become part of an established, dynamic team and be fully supported in their role with opportunities for further training and professional development.”
The role is full time, five days a week, starting in September. To view the role description, please click here
The deadline for applications is Friday 18 May 2018.