Working at Bishop Challoner


Fatemah Abidi - Teacher of Geography and More Able Co-Ordinator from Bishop Challoner on Vimeo.

Whether you are planning to start your teaching career at Bishop Challoner via our School Direct or PGCE training programmes, or as a newly or recently qualified teacher, or a more experienced teacher with or without leadership responsibilities, you will be assured of several features in your time with us.  Outstanding support from your faculty teams and the support of a designated mentor / buddy colleague; the opportunities to be involved with action-based research on topics that match your pedagogical interests with the needs of the school; the unique opportunity to develop gender-related teaching and learning in a federation of two schools; the opportunity to contribute to a well-established network of sharing good practice across twelve faculties using a range of innovative media; the provision of outstanding CPD opportunities including bespoke individual and team-based training programmes, leadership courses e.g. NPQML, NPQSL, Lead Practitioner accreditation, OLEVI facilitator training, mentor training and support with post-graduate courses of study.


Kevin Eastwood - Head of Drama and Head of Year 11 Girls from Bishop Challoner on Vimeo.


City Excellence in Teaching

City Excellence in Teaching is an innovative one year secondary school-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme through School Direct, in partnership with the Institute of Education and four other secondary schools in Tower Hamlets. Several staff have successfully completed the programme and are now in their first and second years of teaching here at Bishop Challoner.

Find out more here