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Current openings

  • Job Title

    Student Support Mentor

  • Location

    Littlehampton, West Sussex

  • Posted

    13th February 2024

  • School

    The Littlehampton Academy

  • Salary

    £22,621 per annum (actual)

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    We are looking to appoint a Student Support Mentor to our inclusion team, providing specialist interventions for both vulnerable and challenging students. This role will suit indi ...

  • Job Title

    Science Teacher

  • Location

    Littlehampton, West Sussex

  • Posted

    8th February 2024

  • School

    The Littlehampton Academy

  • Salary

    Main Scale including ECT or UPR

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    For September 2024 (or earlier), we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring Teacher of Science to our team of subject specialists. You will teach across the ability r ...

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introduction to our academy

The Littlehampton Academy (TLA), part of the Woodard Academies Trust, is an improving 11-19 Academy serving the local community of Littlehampton and the surrounding area. TLA boasts excellent facilities, having moved into our state of the art new building in 2012. However, TLA is much more than just a fantastic building. We need talented staff at all levels within the Academy to ensure we can inspire, empower and accelerate outcomes for the young people we serve.

Our ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to the students we teach. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals, and excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths for our students. Our aim is to offer students not only a first-class education, but also to teach them real-life skills that will provide lifelong benefits.

About Littlehampton

What we stand for

TLA is a Christian designated academy and we are proud to be part of the Woodard Academies Trust. We aim to provide a rich and diverse educational environment that welcomes people of all faiths and none, and where every child is 'known and nurtured'.

We set high standards for our young people: all students are set challenging academic targets personalised to each child. We also expect our students to make us proud with their personal conduct: they are excellent ambassadors for the community and have been rightly praised for their courtesy and consideration of others. Students are encouraged to be confident, to have self-respect and to present themselves smartly at school.

Woodard Academies Trust



Woodard Academies Trust is an education charity formed to deliver an academy programme on behalf of Woodard Schools.  Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England Schools in England and Wales.  Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos of faith, unity and vision and are determined to inspire young people to make a difference.

Our Christian ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to our students.  We prioritise inclusion and value individuals and our academies welcome students and staff of all faiths and none.

We excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths.   Our aim is to offer students a first-class education and teach them real-life skills that will provide lifelong benefits.  We are passionate about enrichment and the development of the whole person, so our schools and academies run extensive sporting, music, arts, community and charity programmes. Duke of Edinburgh and programmes through The National Citizenship Service feature strongly in our academies.   

Working For Us


It is our strategic aim to be an employer of choice and we are well on the way to achieving this. Employee engagement and wellbeing is very important to us. In a recent employee engagement survey with a response rate of 85%, over 70% of our people told us that:

  • “Woodard Academies are good places to work”
  • “They have the skills and training to do their jobs well”
  • “They have a shared understanding of what they are seeking to achieve”
  • “They are proud of what they achieve”
  • Our staff also told us where we need to improve and we are actively working together to address these issues.

Induction and Career Development:

  • Induction and a strong programme of in-house training
  • A mentor programme for all newly qualified teachers
  • Teaching Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP delivered with SSAT)
  • Active collaborative networks

Pay and Conditions:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme with high levels of employer contribution
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment
  • Generous holiday entitlement or term time working
  • Employee Support

Strong and visionary professionals who:

  • Are committed to the Trust’s ethos and values
  • Can contribute to bringing our academies to standards of excellence
  • Are passionate about making a difference
  • Have the capacity to inspire and lead



Our Vision

Our vision is based on high expectations, inspirational leadership and increasingly personalised learning pathways, leading to improved educational achievements and enhanced opportunities as our young people prepare for, and move into, adult life. We focus on ensuring a first-class holistic education that stimulates, challenges and develops the whole person, and enables each individual student to achieve in all areas of their school life.

We ensure that our students keep pace with national and international developments, providing them with the real-life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Alongside outstanding teaching and learning, we provide a huge range of extra-curricular activities that develop new interests and skills, celebrate all aspects of learning, and challenge young people to move out of their comfort zone. "Our aim is to be recognised as a centre of excellence where learning is fun and high standards are achieved."

Our Values

Our values are rooted in our Christian ethos and are central to our vision. We reflect respect for diversity, care for our local and global community and act as stewards to preserve and value our environment. Our curriculum as well as our enrichment activities embody British values and responsible citizenship. We work together as a family, showing love and respect for others, confidence in ourselves, and pride in our achievements.

Our Staff Charter

We do …

  • support the development of staff through effective and tailored CPD
  • support staff with effective planning and delivery through the TEEP model
  • expect staff to plan collaboratively and share resources
  • insist staff follow the behaviour policy to allow for consistency that supports all staff
  • expect faculties to work as teams and take charge of their areas regarding behaviour and standards
  • plan, share & consult the calendar and meeting schedule so that its clear and fair for all staff
  • plan professional development to meet the needs of the individual as we expect our staff to do for our students
  • let staff have compassionate leave for family events
  • collect data on students twice a year
  • have staff forums where issues and solutions can be discussed
  • have an e-mail protocol to help staff manage their workload 

We do not …

  • deliver ‘one size fits all’ CPD
  • expect staff to write lengthy lesson plans
  • expect staff to plan every lesson from scratch
  • expect classroom staff to work alone on standards and behaviour
  • schedule events and meetings every night of the week
  • deliver CPD that doesn’t link with the Academy Improvement plan
  • expect staff to miss special family occasions such as their child’s Christmas nativity play, first day at school or graduation because they are working
  • collect lengthy written reports on students
  • expect staff to respond immediately to requests 


Privacy Policy


We respect your privacy and understand that privacy is important to you and that you care about how information about you is used, so this privacy policy sets out details about what data we collect and how we use it within Woodard Academies Trust including at our Academies.

When we process your personal data, we will always do so in accordance with the UK’s data protection laws which includes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Our Location

Littlehampton, West Sussex

Our Location

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CB24 4RS