Mr Ben Crossley, Teacher of Science
Mr Crossley was born on the Island and attended Gatten and Lake Primary, Godshill Primary, Partlands School and Archbishop King before winning a scholarship for Portsmouth Grammar. After only a term there, he moved to Qatar in the Arabian Gulf with his family where Mr Crossley attended The Doha College, achieving A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and English. Returning to the UK, Mr Crossley gained a BSc. in Genetics from Queen Mary College, University of London. Prior to teaching, Mr Crossley worked in Corporate Conferencing for an investment bank before returning to the Island to take the Graduate Teacher Programme at Carisbrooke High School.
Mr Crossley has taught at several Island and mainland Schools, including Verulam School in St Albans, becoming heavily involved in after school clubs and Second in Science for KS3. Mr Crossley moved to The Da Vinci Studio School in Stevenage to expand his understanding of Project Based Learning, where he became Head of Year 11 and Project Coordinator. Previously, Mr Crossley was working in London at the City of London Academy in Islington as Second in Science.
Mr Crossley’s goals…
Mr Ben Crossley
QTS (Graduate Teacher Programme) – Carisbrooke High School
BSc in Genetics – Queen Mary College, University of London
A Levels in Biology, Chemistry & English – The Doha College, Qatar
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.
Mr B. Crossley – Teacher of Science
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