Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Queen Elizabeth Academy. The information in this section is designed to provide you with as much information as possible on the career opportunity at both our academy and our trust.
We play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment and workplace practices.
We hope you will find the guidance helpful and that it will answer some of the question you have. However, if you would like any further advice at this stage of the recruitment process, please contact our HR Support on 01827 712477 or via email at A.Bursnell@tqea.org.uk.
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The Queen Elizabeth Academy is part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies.
The Queen Elizabeth Academy located in the historic North Warwickshire town of Atherstone. The school’s traditions are founded upon the opening of the original Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in 1573. In 2016 the school moved into a state of the art learning facility which provides outstanding opportunities for our whole community to learn and grow together.
We epitomise our mission that, “We can and we will,” in all we do and the year on year successes our students celebrate is testimony to the lived experience of our core purpose. We provide every TQEA student, from all backgrounds and with all abilities, with an exceptional education underpinned by an ambitious curriculum and high quality teaching. It is a curriculum for all in which students’ talents in Humanities, Technology, Arts, Performance and Music are nurtured along with the Core curriculum of Mathematics, English, Science and Citizenship. In doing so we prepare students for lifelong learning and the opportunity to compete and succeed in their chosen career path. Therefore, for every student we have the highest ambitions and this leads us to expect excellent standards of personal behaviour and mutual respect from all in our community.
Most importantly we are relentless in our care for our students and are committed to safeguarding. We want our students to emerge from their time at TQEA as happy, personally and academically successful young people who are well-prepared to contribute positively as adults to their families and their communities.
We look for a number of outstanding qualities in our staff: an innovative and creative approach to their work; enthusiasm, positivity and an unfaltering commitment to our students’ success, and an open- minded, proactive attitude to working within a team. We want individuals who want to go the extra mile for our community.
Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do and by working together we aim to secure a successful future for all. We encourage those interested in joining our school to spend some time with us to gain a real understanding of our ethos and what we have to offer.
The dedication of the staff and the enthusiasm of the students, coupled with the support of our parents and carers, makes this a special place.
Extensive NQT support programme
Individual CPD package for every member of staff
Friendly, supportive staff
Good behaviour with very little, low level disruption.
WHY WORK AT TQEA - Click on this link to see what staff say about working in our academy.
Our team knows first-hand how to make education better for schools, pupils and their teachers.
For us, the future of UK education relies upon schools working closely together to share best practices, giving every child the best chance in life. We set up ATT to make this vision a reality.
As a not for profit trust, we work with our growing family of primary and secondary academies, and further education providers in the Midlands, East of England and South East.
Our mission is to provide the very best education for all pupils and the highest level of support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academies with everything they need to reach their full potential.
ATT Institute (Blended Leaning, People Development Curriculum)
Our Trust has created the Blended Leaning, People Development Curriculum: a comprehensive overview of people development experiences available to all ATT employees.
Our curriculum offer is vast and will be a vehicle to support all ATT employees in their endeavour to keep getting better! In order to keep improving, it is crucial that we continue to push for greater success by constantly updating our knowledge and skills; engaging with internal and external expertise that will evolve and disrupt our thinking and constantly evaluating and refining our practice. Irrespective of our role, our core business is mobilising teacher agency in order to transform the lives of the young people and communities we serve. This is the golden thread that runs through our people development curriculum vision. With a wealth of resources at our fingertips, this brochure is curated to help you filter through the many available courses, blogs and podcasts to engage in the very best people development activities that will enable you to engage in your own development synchronously and asynchronously. This brochure should be the spine of every people development discussion, acting as a roadmap for you to bespoke your own development.
We value the development of our employees and are able to offer our staff the following:
• Coaching and Mentoring
• Virtual Learning
• Career Development
• Secondment Opportunities
• Training for middle and senior leaders
We really value the hard work and commitment of our employees, which is why we offer lots of benefits to suit different work and personal circumstances and a working environment that encourages and inspires excellence.
An Exclusive Employee Benefit Retail Discount Portal
Retail discounts on hundreds of high street and online retailers are available. Saving you money on everything from fashion, groceries, leisure activities, cinema and days out.
Annual Leave entitlement
A generous annual leave is offered with entitlement depending upon grade and length of service in local government.
Free Support via an employee assistance and counselling service
Access to free, external, confidential advice and face-to-face counselling on personal and/or work-related issues. We also offer employees an in-house Occupational Health service supporting health and wellbeing.
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
The Pension Scheme is an important part of your employment package.
Flexible working gives employees the opportunity to achieve a better balance between work and other commitments - often by making small changes to working patterns and hours. Managers will make every effort to appreciate an employee's needs such as family responsibilities, work and caring responsibilities and be flexible as possible to try and accommodate their required working hours.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
We really care about the health and wellbeing of all our employees which is why we have a dedicated Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service which provides quality advice and guidance.
We aim to promote and maintain the health & wellbeing of employees, with the goal being to enable a positive relationship between an employee's work and their health.
An example of the type of support available to you;
• Access to free confidential help & advice available to employees all day, every day.
• Access to our ‘inhouse’ Mental Health Champions to offer support as necessary
You can view all current The Queen Elizabeth Academy vacancies on our webpage.
To apply for a job at TQEA, you will need to complete an online application form which can be accessible via our webpage, or via the ETeach portal.
The online application form contains several sections where you will be asked to provide your personal and employment details. All information shared is held with strict confidence and is in lines with GDPR guidelines. The application form is designed to enable to give the shortlisting panel full and clear information about yourself. Every application is given equal consideration, and if the shortlisting panel feel you meet the essential requirements listed on the personal specification, you will be shortlisted and invited to the next stage of the selection process. Whilst every effort is made to respond to all candidates, at times it is not possible to respond to those not successful in the shortlisting process due to the volume of application the academy may receive.
No job application will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age, trade union activity, political or religious belief.
At TQEA all roles are subject to satisfactory disclosure from a Disclosure and Barring Service (known as a DBS check).
If you have a disability and require assistant in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact our HR Support on 01827 712477 or via email at A.Bursnell@tqea.org.uk.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECK GUIDANCE
The Queen Elizabeth Academy’s HR Team oversee the recruitment and pre-employment checks process. All offers of employment are conditional on receiving satisfactory pre-employment checks.
Pre-employment checks are an important part of the recruitment process and must be undertaken before a successful candidate is confirmed in their new role and we reserve the right to withdraw an offer at any stage if the criteria relating to the conditional offer is not satisfactory.
Pre-employment checks ensure the academy make safe recruitment decisions and fully comply with legislation. We will verify candidates’ suitability to carry out the role and ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK, and are suitably qualified prior to appointment.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
The Queen Elizabeth Academy are committed to ensuring equality of opportunities in employment for all, and to taking action to avoid discrimination. The Trusts Equality Policy states that we will always ensure no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on grounds of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age, trade union activity, political or religious belief.
To achieve these aims we continue to:
Ensure that’s its employment practices provide equality of opportunity for both current and prospective employees and promote work culture that values diversity
Use the Equality Act 2010 and other appropriate legislation as a framework for action to support initiatives
Work in partnership with community groups and other agencies to remove any barriers to fair and equal treatment.
If you have a disability and require assistant in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact our HR Support on 01827 712477 or via email at A.Bursnell@tqea.org.uk