The Academy has undergone a transformation in recent years and we are now a high achieving and successful learning community. Our progress figures for 2016 put us once again in roughly the top third of all schools nationally and in 2016 we also won the DfE's Character Awards.

We are a caring and supportive community; we pride ourselves on providing high challenge but also significant support for our students, whether that support is academic or social and emotional. We are proud to be a diverse community, we welcome everybody. Our core values are equality, responsibility and respect. Our behaviour and rewards system is built around these core values. We are conscious that we are shaping young people for the future and not simply training them to pass exams.

We are looking for colleagues who are up for these challenges; who want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with; who want to challenge the consequences of poverty and deprivation through education; who are committed to their own professional development and who want to be outstanding teachers, classroom assistants, administrators, leaders, and support workers across a wide range of roles in our academies.

The Academy is part of the Co-operative Academies Trust (CAT), a multi-academy trust with academies in Stoke-on-Trent, Manchester and Leeds.

What we offer…

  • The opportunity to work in a highly successful Academy with a growing reputation as a high-performing educational setting.
  • Significant opportunities for professional development and growth within the Academy and the Trust.
  • The opportunity to work under the ethics and values of the Co-operative.
  • Co-operative Academies Trust benefits package inluding discount gym memberships, childcare vouchers, healthcare packages and co-operative discount offers.


Mrs C. Blight (P.A to Principal) on 01782 882309 or 


Teacher of English (maternity cover with possibility of permanent role)

We currently have a vacancy for a teacher of English (maternity cover). The post is offered for two full terms from January 1st 2018.  It is likely that due to a growth in student numbers there will be a vacancy for a permanent position in September 2018.  We would hope that the person who we appoint to the maternity cover would be a strong candidate for the permanent position.

English is a high profile, popular and well regarded subject at the Academy.  English is consistently one of our highest achieving subjects.  The successful candidate will be joining a creative and well-led department that out performs national average in a range of indicators.  The English results showed a rapid improvement between 2014 and 2016 under the legacy GCSE.  A*-C increased from 56.3% in 2014 to 71% A*-C in 2016 with 85% of students making 3 levels of progress.  Under the new GCSE in 2017 the matched English figure was 65% 9-4 and 37% 9-5.

We are primarily interested in recruiting the best possible teacher to the English department and will base our decision upon this.  We are open to recruiting either a newly or recently qualified teacher or an experienced teacher.

Deadline of 12 noon on 19th October 2017

Head of History (1.0 FTE - TMS/UPS plus TLR 2B- £4442)

Lead the teaching and learning of history within the taught curriculum.  This includes delivering, managing and evaluating schemes of work; ensuring the appropriate curriculum is being taught and that KS4 qualifications are delivered in line with specifications in order to support strong student achievement.

History is a very popular subject at the Academy and the facilities are state of the art and well resourced.  The department is part of an immediate faculty of Social Science and MFL.  The team at the moment comprises of 11 teaching staff who are a mix of full and part time.   The history department itself comprises three full time teachers. 

Deadline of 12 noon on Thursday 19th October 2017

Learning Support Practitioner

We currently have a vacancy for a Learning Support Practitioner. The position is temporary from November 2017 to July 2018. See below for details. 

To assist the teacher(s) in the implementation of the students’ curriculum and to carry out, under the direct supervision of the teacher(s), individual programmes of learning, specifically to support the students’ concerned.

To assist in the implementation of any other programmes of support designed by other professionals such as advisory teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

To contribute to the student’s integration programme, as identified by the school.

To assist in the preparation of teaching materials and equipment in support of the student concerned.

To assist the school in maintaining a close liaison with the pupil’s parents or carers.

To assist the teacher(s) in maintaining a detailed record of progress, recording observations of strengths and weaknesses as appropriate. 

To support the general care, welfare and safety of the pupil.

Deadline of 12 noon on Monday 30th October 2017.