Teaching at St Margaret's

At St Margaret's School for Girls there is a culture of academic excellence. Ambition flourishes in an environment where students are supported to excel in their learning journey. This can only be achieved through the incredible dedication of our teaching staff. 3 Junior Teacher Miss Emma Thomson wanted to share her experience so far of teaching in our junior school.

"I am so impressed with how much information and techniques the girls retain," Miss Thomson remarked, highlighting the girls’ focus and the conducive learning environment that aids their understanding.

This ethos of ambition is further nurtured by the presence of older role models within the school community. Miss Thomson noted, "They have very good examples of older girls to look up to who they see every week." Opportunities for mentorship, such as paired reading sessions and leadership roles in clubs and assemblies inspire younger students who eagerly anticipate their turn to become one of the 'big girls.'

A cornerstone of St Margaret's educational approach is the close collaboration between teachers and parents. Through initiatives like 'Well Done Wednesdays,' parents have regular opportunities to engage with their child's learning progress, fostering a strong partnership between home and school. 'Find out Friday' further supports this collaboration, providing parents with insights into classroom activities and facilitating home learning.

Miss Thomson emphasised the impact of the school environment on her teaching: "I find myself being able to really focus on my teaching strategies and take time to prepare engaging and meaningful lessons even more than ever before," she reflected. The team focus among teachers, coupled with small class sizes, enhances collaboration and enables teachers to tailor their approach to meet the individual needs of each student.

St Margaret's unique blend of a close-knit community and the opportunities of a larger school environment provides students with a rich array of extracurricular activities. Miss Thomson highlighted the diverse range of opportunities available, allowing students to explore and cultivate their personal interests beyond the classroom.

With a commitment to supporting every learner and fostering a culture of ambition, St Margaret's School for Girls continues to empower its students to thrive academically and personally, setting them on a path to success.

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