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.
15th October 2021
The Queen Elizabeth Academy
18,562.00 - £24,012.00 per annum
Put the power of ICT behind our students’ education. #TransformingLives As one of our highly valued ICT Technicians, you will be based at The Queen Elizabeth Academy. We will look ...
15th October 2021
The Queen Elizabeth Academy
£22,233 - £25,038
Head of Year (Non-Teaching Role) Required As Soon As Possible 37 hours per week Term Time plus 4 weeks, Monday to Friday £22,233 - £25,038 Actual Salary Paid The Queen Elizabeth A ...
The Queen Elizabeth Academy is part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies.
We are 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.
Laura – Head of Media Studies
“Our pupils are a real pleasure to teach and our staff are a group of fantastic, dedicated individuals who help make the working day just that little bit easier!”
Jordan – Pastoral Leader
“On walking into the building for the first time, I remember getting a feel of a real unity between the staff and a sense of the passion they have for their jobs, and this has been proven further throughout my time here.”
Gabriella – ECT Teacher
“TQEA is nurturing the next generation of teachers to lead in a firm but friendly way providing a knowledge rich and diverse curriculum.”
Jo – Administration Team
“Here at TQEA all staff are treated in a fair and equitable manner and we work together as one team in a friendly and forward thinking environment.”.
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.
We have one core purpose:
To have the biggest positive impact in the varied communities we serve through ensuring top drawer education for our learners. #TransformingLives
How do we ensure this across our trust?
In all we do we are:
What does this look like across our trust?
Our ‘Institute’ is an umbrella term for all people development available to all ATT stakeholders. It serves our whole ATT community: children and young people, parents and carers, employees and the wider community.
We are committed to the very best people development. We empower all stakeholders through equality of opportunity and place the needs of our stakeholders and the communities we serve at the front and centre of all we do. We believe we are better together and value collaboration within and beyond our organisation. ATT People Development activities will be the very best learning our stakeholders have ever had. Through high-quality people development we will all transform lives and communities.
Our Institute is a learning eco-system through which all people within our communities and beyond can thrive. It starts with the belief that we are all leaders of our eco-system. Leadership does not just come from the top; it has to be genuinely stakeholder-led. Irrespective of our role: admin, education, estates, finance, governance and operations, we all have a responsibility to make things better for children and young people and to help ensure that teachers are delivering a top drawer education. Thus, we have a professional obligation to keep getting better through engagement in people development activities so that the ‘edge’ between schools and communities, where educators work with pupils, parents and carers and communities is the best it can possibly be.
We resolutely believe it is our moral and professional imperative to hear all voices and use our own agency to develop others within and beyond our Trust. ATT employees must use their local leadership to develop and lead others beyond their immediate setting and beyond our own Institute. The advancement of our Institute in this way, will lead to whole of system improvement and transform more lives and more communities.
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.
At Academy Transformation Trust we put our people's welfare and wellbeing at the centre of everything. Our Wellbeing Strategy covers 4 key areas: Working Environment, Personal Growth, Health and Lifestyle Initiatives and Culture. 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;
Retail discounts on hundreds of high street and online retailers are available through our Together Benefit’s Platform. Saving you money on everything from fashion, groceries, leisure activities, cinema and days out. This also includes a bike scheme, gym scheme and an employee assistance programme which gives you access to free, external, confidential advice on personal and/or work-related issues. We also offer employees an in-house Occupational Health service supporting health and wellbeing.
On our journey of #transforminglives, we are building a Diverse and Inclusive Community. We are aspiring to promote our Inclusivity, via Curriculum and Employee engagement. Together, we want to break down barriers, enjoy each individual and celebrate the value they bring to our Trust Family.
To apply for a job at TQEA, you will need to complete an online application form, accessible via our webpage, or via the ETeach portal.
The online application form is designed to give the shortlisting panel full and clear information about yourself and your suitability for the position. All information shared is held in strict confidence and in accordance with GDPR guidelines.
Whilst every effort is made to respond to all candidates who apply, at times it is not possible to respond to those not successful in the shortlisting process due to the volume of applications the Academy may receive.
All vacancies have an application pack containing a wide variety of information relating to the academy & our Trust, as well as details specific to the vacancy, including a person specification giving the essential & desirable skills or experience.
If you have any questions, would like to book a tour of the Academy or require more information please contact our HR Administrator Alison Bursnell on A.Bursnell@tqea.org.uk who will be happy to help.
If your application is successful & you are invited for an interview, clear details will be provided regarding what to expect on the day. The exact schedule for each role will obviously vary, but will usually include a tour of the academy plus the chance to meet students and staff. This process will be a chance for you to find out for yourself what working at TQEA is like, and learn more about our ethos and values.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECK GUIDANCE
Our HR Team oversee the recruitment and pre-employment checks process. All offers of employment are conditional on receiving satisfactory pre-employment checks including references and a satisfactory disclosure from a Disclosure and Barring Service (known as a DBS check) and we reserve the right to withdraw an offer at any stage if the criteria relating to the conditional offer is not satisfactory.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunities in employment for all, and to taking action to avoid discrimination. 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. You can find our Trust Equality Opportunity Policy on the Academy Transformation Trust website.
If you have a disability and require assistance 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
We are a Disability Confident Employer