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. Results in 2016 AND 2017 put us in the top third of all schools nationally, with our latest Ofsted inspection in November 2017 highlighting that we are still good with outstanding personal development, behaviour and welfare.

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.


Miss K Hollinshead (P.A to Principal) on 01782 882309 or


POST TITLE: Vice Principal with strategic responsibility for teaching and learning and staff development.

SALARY: Range – L22 - 26

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Teaching and Learning Coaches; Induction and Trainee
Leader other line management posts by negotiation.

The role is a newly created role designed to give the academy expertise and capacity in the academy’s main focus of becoming an academy with highly effective teaching and learning.

The Ofsted report of November 2017 agreed with the academy’s own self-evaluation that teaching and learning should be the main focus in moving the academy from overall good to
As the Vice Principal: Teaching and Learning, you will be responsible for giving strategic direction to the teaching staff. The core purpose is to improve the quality of the learning experience for the students by developing the pedagogy of the staff.