We take a look at a unique Sikh Free School that will offer vegetarian school meals, have part of an ex-hospital as its premises and is recruiting its staff team through Eteach!
Leicester’s first Sikh Free School will open in September, and is already taking applications for children to join reception or year one. Its specialism will be Literacy and Physical Literacy.
According to the Falcons Primary website, the school has been established because currently the Sikh faith is not represented in the Leicester ‘family of schools’. It will be a non-selective community primary school, offering places for up to 420 learners aged 4-11. Although Falcons is a Sikh faith school and will have a distinctive ethos, 50% of its places will be for non-faith pupils and the school is open to children (and staff) from all backgrounds.
In line with its Sikh ethos, the school will be offering a vegetarian diet, though it isn’t trying to convert pupils or their parents to vegetarianism. To support working parents, there will be a breakfast club from 7.30 and after school care till 6.00 pm.
The school has recruited Stephen Snelson as headteacher. Previously head at Farndon Fields Primary in Market Harborough, he is a member of the DfE’s Primary Headteacher Reference Group which is made up of leading head teachers from a wide range of schools across England. “It’s really exciting to be joining a school at the very start of its journey,” he said. “I was attracted by the ethos of the school. Our intention is to inspire a love of learning, create a culture where exceeding expectations is the norm, and one where pupils share and give to the local community.”
Eteach is proud to be working with this innovative school to help build its staff team. To view current vacancies visit http://www.eteach.com/Job.aspx?VacNo=517280