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Revealing the Champion Within

Growing in our thinking, feeling and learning together

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Woodland Academy Trust is a growing trust of four, soon to be five Primary Schools in South East London and North Kent.

All of our schools share the same mission; to reveal the champion within.  We inspire our young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in their own lives and wider society.  Every person in our Trust has a champion within them and we will equip them with the skills, experience and beliefs to see the champion within and live like a champion each day.

In order to fulfil our mission, we will be growing in our thinking, feeling and learning together, and this is how we want to develop our staff.  We want everyone to understand what this means as a lived experience, we recognise we are stronger together and value the collaboration of all our staff.



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  • Job Title

    School Business Manager

  • Location

    Greenhithe

  • Posted

    11th June 2021

  • School

    Knockhall Primary School

  • Salary

    £29,446 - £33,510

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Post Title: School Business Manager Location: Knockhall Primary School Status: Fixed term until 31st July 2022 Hours: 36 hours per week Working weeks per year: 52 weeks Grade: Ken ...

  • Job Title

    Key Stage 1 Teacher

  • Location

    Erith

  • Posted

    25th May 2021

  • School

    Northumberland Heath Primary School

  • Salary

    £29,915 - £45,766

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Reception Class Teacher Full Time Permanent Scale points M1 - UPS 3 Northumberland Heath Primary School are looking to recruit a key stage 1 teacher from 1st September 2021.  ...

  • Job Title

    Reception Class Teacher

  • Location

    Erith

  • Posted

    25th May 2021

  • School

    Peareswood Primary School

  • Salary

    £29,915 - £45,766

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Reception Class Teacher Full Time Permenant Scale points M1 - UPS 3 Peareswood Primary School are looking to recruit a Reception teacher from 1st September 2021.  We welcome ...

  • Job Title

    Nursery Practitioner

  • Location

    Erith

  • Posted

    14th May 2021

  • School

    Peareswood Primary School

  • Salary

    Outer London NJC Points 12 - 16

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    Nursery Practitioner Full time 36 hours a week (term time only plus 2 weeks) between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm 1 Year Fixed Term Peareswood Primary School are looking to ...

  • Job Title

    Nursery Teacher

  • Location

    Erith

  • Posted

    14th May 2021

  • School

    Peareswood Primary School

  • Salary

    Teacher's Pay Scales

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Nursery Teacher Full Time 1 Year Fixed Term Peareswood Primary School are looking to recruit a full time teacher to deliver the nursery provision at the school, Monday to Fri ...

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Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who will fight their corner, an individual who understands the power of education and strives to ensure that every child will become the best that they can possibly be.  Every single member of staff within the Woodland Academy Trust is a champion. 

Join our team, become a champion. 

At the Woodland Academy Trust, we never offer anyone a job. We offer a career.  Some of our benefits include: 

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance
  • Membership to the national college for teaching and leadership
  • Membership of our Trust network of teaching professionals and leaders for support and development
  • The opportunity to feel safe and supported to try new things, experiment with your skills and be yourself
  • Cross-Trust learning and development
  • Cross-Trust celebration and events
  • Excellent CPD opportunities in house and from our external partners
  • The opportunity to take part in education research and your own further learning
  • Dedicated career pathways to support your progression
  • Being valued for who you are and the skills you bring
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Our Wellbeing Dogs

Treacle, Willow, Elsie and Betsy

Each of our schools has its very own wellbeing dog.  The dogs attend school each day and are trained to support our children.  The wellbeing dogs are also a great addition to the staff team and our staff benefit greatly from a cuddle with the dogs.

The benefits of having a school dog are:

  • A calming effect on pupils
  • Improved behaviour and concentration, reduced stress and improved self-esteem
  • Encouraging expression, participation and confidence for all children
  • Fostering a sense of responsibility;
  • Motivating pupils to think and to learn
  • Developing an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of animals
  • Encouraging respect and thereby improving pupils’ relationships with each other, parents and teachers
  • Teaching children to nurture and respect life
  • Helping work undertaken with the most vulnerable children
  • Helping children build confidence in reading
  • Improving attendance
  • Helping overcome a fear of dogs
  • Increasing staff morale and wellbeing
  • Developing the understanding of unconditional love
  • Supporting with the development of cooperative play
  • Supporting children to develop empathy
  • Further promote our Well Being agenda for pupils.  
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