Mr Ben Britton, Teacher of History
Mr Britton grew up in Newport, Isle of Wight, and achieved A-levels in History, Biology and Chemistry at Carisbrooke High School’s Sixth Form. After a year of study at Durham University, he continued his degree at Moorlands College alongside a youth work role with Isle of Wight YFC, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Applied Theology.
He went on to St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, to study a Secondary PGCE and began his teaching career at a state school in Bracknell.
Mr Britton was part of the YFC core team on the Island and particularly enjoyed working in schools. He has been teaching for 6 years and is an experienced tutor, NQT mentor and middle leader, including a whole school SMSC role and two Head of Department positions. His track record of observations and results has consistently been recognised as outstanding by senior leaders.
He loves all things musical and plays piano, drums and guitar to varying levels of proficiency. Mr Britton also enjoys walking and trying to make jokes.
Mr Britton’s goals…
Mr Ben Britton
A-Levels in History, Biology and Chemistry – Carisbrooke High School
BA (Hons.) in Applied Theology – Moorland College
Secondary PGCE – St Mary’s University, Twickenham
Expectations of pupil progress
A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.
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