Woodfield Academy is proud to sit at the heart of the Redditch three tier system and provides education for middle school pupils aged 9-13. The academy has excellent facilities on a par with most secondary schools and being one of only a few schools to have its own floodlit 3G sports facility.
The post has developed as we start a new period of transition at the Academy. The present headteacher started in September 2021 and has the opportunity to build a leadership team. This is an exciting point of the leadership development as the current Deputy and Assistant Headteacher positions have been in an acting position over the past year and the Directors are seeking permanent appointments. The creation of a senior leadership team which is forward thinking and ready to establish the Academy as a leading-edge provider is an exciting prospect.
You must be a team player who communicates well with pupils, staff and parents whilst being able to assert initiatives developing those around you. This will lead to the ultimate aim of developing an ethos that everyone representing the school badge work hard for each other. It is important that a community ethos is established where wearing the Woodfield uniform comes with pride and is seen as a privilege.
This is a unique opportunity to lead pupils who are in the age range most susceptive to learning. Applications from leaders in both the KS2 and KS3 sectors are encouraged as applicants from either key stage will demonstrate different qualities which will move the academy forward.
So, if you want;
A new challenge,
Enjoy working in Years 5-8,
Have up to date pedagogical knowledge,
Can implement the latest research,
Can build good relationships,
Are able to build a safe and nurturing environment,
Strive for the highest outcomes,
Except nothing but the best teaching,
Then we look forward to seeing you at the Academy.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates using the school’s own application form, which is available below and also from the school’s website. The form should be completed in full and be accompanied by a letter of not more than two sides of A4, in which you should clearly explain why you wish to apply for this post in this school, at this time and why you think you are a good candidate for this position.
Should candidates wish to visit the school prior to the closing date for applications, on either Friday 24th September, Tuesday 28th September or Thursday 30th September, please contact Sharon Little by e-mail or telephone for an appointment.
Shortlisting for interview will take place soon after the closing date. We hope to send out invitations to interview shortly after Thursday 7th October 2021. Please note that not all candidates for whom we request references will necessarily be invited for interview.
As the academy’s most valuable resource, the staff deserve to be treated fairly and equally to ensure that the best employees are engaged to work with our children.
The Board of Directors are committed to discharging its legal duty to behave as a reasonable and fair employer and therefore Woodfield will apply best practice in the recruitment and selection of all staff.
We expect all staff to share this commitment in safequarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.