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Whether you are a trainee, newly or recently qualified teacher, a more established teacher, leader or a prospective associate staff member, as an outstanding school, Darrick Wood provides the ideal environment for you to develop as a professional. Designation as a Teaching School means we are able to provide a wealth of opportunities for all staff. Our core values of respect, responsibility and honesty combine with our ethos of high expectations and clear established systems to provide the ideal environment for all educational professionals. All teachers receive a laptop/tablet and our classrooms are very well resourced. All staff receive free access to our Sports Centre which is open until 10pm daily.
Click on the staff profile links to see what our staff have to say about their experiences of Darrick Wood School. If you would like more information, download our prospectus, view the rest of this website, or contact us for a tour of the School.
Mrs Donald joined the school last year as an SDS teacher in the Physics Department. After spending 20 years as an Optometrist, she had swapped her quiet consulting room for the excitement and challenges of a Physics Laboratory filled with teenagers.
“Darrick Wood fosters positive attitudes to learning and expects excellent behaviour from all pupils. Pupils have pride in their school and have clear expectations of what is acceptable as ‘The Darrick Wood Way’. Teachers and pupils alike thrive in an environment of mutual respect, responsibility and honesty. Pupils benefit from excellent technology and resources and dedicated staff who challenge and inspire. The School buildings are well presented and litter free, providing an atmosphere conducive to structured learning.”
Mr Poole joined Darrick Wood School as a trainee. He has since become Assistant Achievement Co-ordinator and has become an integral part of a large and successful department.
“To work at Darrick Wood School is to work at an outstanding school where you are valued as a member of staff. Furthermore, you are part of a forward thinking school continuously striving to better itself who; at the heart of its philosophy has the children’s best interests.
Support at all levels is available whenever needed and means that you are both happy and able to fulfil your role as a teacher. Having this support in place has enabled me to settle in and immediately feel part of something. Furthermore, the staff at Darrick Wood are friendly, approachable and helpful; always willing to stop, talk and offer advice.
Students at Darrick Wood are well behaved and respectful. They have a real desire to learn and seem to believe fully in the school moto of respect, responsibility and honesty.
As an NQT I have had support from a mentor who has guided me through the transition from trainee to teacher. In addition, I have had support and training throughout the year from different members of staff on different aspects of being a NQT. I have also had the chance to observe teachers of other subjects both to improve my own practice and to get a better idea of how the school works. The support I have received from my mentor and other colleagues has enabled me to achieve the role of Assistant Achievement Co-Ordinator for year 10 starting from next year. A real achievement and testament to a supportive and forward thinking environment that wants new staff to both improve and develop.
Working at Darrick Wood School is both a privilege and a pleasure.”
Mr Eynon has worked in education for over 10 years, and joined Darrick Wood School in September 2014. Prior to joining Darrick Wood School, Mr Eynon worked as a Senior Leader in another school, and has also been Head of Geography and Head of House. He is currently Deputy Head Teacher, with various roles of responsibility in the School, including the attainment of Key Stage 4. Mr Eynon is a Specialist Leader of Education and leads the Geography Executive group for PiXL.
“People often talk about educational establishments and refer to the ‘feel’. It’s something that can’t quite be quantified, but I remember my immediate reaction to the overwhelmingly positive ‘feel’ that Darrick Wood School had when I first visited. I invite you to visit the School to experience it for yourself. This unquantifiable feeling really does demonstrate the potential of a cohesive community of staff, students and the wider community to form a world class school. With clear expectations in all areas of school life, Darrick Wood School supports all learners (staff and students alike) to be their own personal best. In my opinion, Darrick Wood School is fully worthy of its World Class School Quality Mark.
As a Senior Leader in the School, I feel privileged to work with such a dedicated, professional and enthusiastic staff body. Staff place the immediate concerns of our students at the centre of all that they do, and work co-operatively to ensure that the best possible outcomes for all can be achieved. Our Darrick Wood School Vision for Learning epitomises this philosophy. By concentrating on five key areas, the community of Darrick Wood School works together to ensure that we reach world class standards in relationships, ownership, engagement, challenge and progress.
Opportunities for professional development are broad and exciting at Darrick Wood School. The School is extremely supportive to enable the professional development of staff, whilst a culture of collaboration amongst staff ensures that leadership opportunities are rife for colleagues at all stages of their career. Even as a Senior Leader, I have been incredibly well supported to continue to develop my own career, both inside and outside the class room.
Most crucial to the success of Darrick Wood School, however, are the students. If you visit the School, you will find them overwhelmingly hardworking, positive and polite. Expectations of behaviour and attainment are high at Darrick Wood School, and students work in collaboration with staff to consistently reach the high standards set. Students are positive about taking on challenges, are not afraid of failure and are resilient to try again until they succeed. If you have ever read or heard about Growth Mind-set, then students at Darrick Wood School certainly fulfil the core mind-set to be growth-orientated. A culture of growth mind-set permeates the entirety of the Darrick Wood School community, and staff are dedicated to reflect upon best practice and improve at every opportunity to ensure the best for everyone at Darrick Wood School. I’m happy to say that the overwhelmingly positive ‘feel’ of Darrick Wood School, that I first experienced over two years ago, continues to grow to this very day."
Miss Teale trained at Darrick Wood School in 2012 and joined our successful Geography Department as an NQT in 2013. She is currently Assistant Achievement Co-Ordinator for Year 13 and is part of a team of E-Learning Specialists within the school.
“I knew upon joining Darrick Wood School that I was becoming part of an educational institute which upholds the highest standards for both the staff and the students. The school is set apart by its forward thinking mind-set and the continuous focus of how we can foster students to fulfil their potential and become lifelong learners.
Students at the school are eager to learn, driven by curiosity. They value relationships with their teachers, therefore behaviour in lessons and around the school is exceptional. Pupils are also appreciative of the hard work and effort staff put into lessons and feedback. The positive attitude displayed by students makes them a pleasure to teach.
I was lucky to start my teacher training at Darrick Wood School through the SCITT programme. As my first placement for the autumn term, I was really impressed by the support that I received; both from my mentor, the Geography department and the wider staff in the School. Even though I was only at the School for a short time I was welcomed and made to feel like a permanent member of staff.
As an NQT the first term can be daunting but the introduction programme run by the School ensured that I had a confident start, being well accustomed with the School’s routines, procedures and expectations. I can see that there are many opportunities for me to progress but also to develop professionally. This is a real strength of the School and as staff we are always encouraged to reflect on our practice and consider ways to ensure all teaching has the highest impact.”
Mr Cook has been at Darrick Wood for 11 years and started as an NQT teaching Physics before being promoted in September 2015 to Head of Physics. He was a Physics mentor for Bromley Schools Collegiate for 6 years and for the last two years has been a Senior Mentor.
"Darrick Wood is a world class school with hard working, well-mannered pupils who are determined to succeed and achieve their full potential. They are supported in their learning by highly skilled and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure that each and every pupil succeeds regardless of their ability and background. Our School values of respect, responsibility and honesty are core to everything we do. As a result, the learning environment is positive, challenging and rooted in mutual respect so pupils feel safe to ask for assistance when needed.”
Mrs Brasier-Bingham joined Darrick Wood School in 1978 as a newly qualified teacher. She was appointed to be in charge of girls’ PE. A few years later in addition to the PE role Mrs Brasier-Bingham was then promoted to be a Head of Year. She is still working within the PE Department and is our longest standing Achievement Co-ordinator. Mrs Brasier-Bingham is also the longest serving member of staff at the School. She plays a very active role in school life and promotes the ethos of the School with great passion. Mrs Brasier-Bingham has led the School’s ski trips since 1982 which is one of her personal passions; she also supports many other school trips.
“I have been very fortunate to have been a member of staff at Darrick Wood for my whole teaching career. We work hard for each other and particularly for the pupils to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. We have very good facilities for both lessons and extra-curricular activities. The pupils have access to a wide range of experiences including many day trips and trips abroad, fund raising for charities and many school events. These prove fantastic opportunities for all of us to take learning into a broad range of environments. All in all, a fantastic school with high expectations of everyone in the Darrick Wood School community.”