Westbury Academy is an academy providing education for pupils who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Pupils at Westbury Academy join the school following completion of an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP). With the agreement that placement at the academy is an appropriate setting to meet an individuals needs.
Pupil places at Westbury are at a premium within this and other authorities, and there is often a waiting list for pupils requiring full-time education.
The Academy is designated as a mixed academy but currently only has boys on roll. Pupils are aged between 7 and 16 with a total of 117 boys at present. Due to the success of the school the City Council invested in a £4.75 million new build which was completed last summer. The size and capacity of Westbury Academy increased to 120 places, from 80 places through a phased expansion. This resulted in purpose built classes for KS3 and KS2 pupils with 2 state of the art Science laboratories.
Westbury staff are unwavering in their belief that all children deserve a second chance and with the right resource, leadership and support, they are well placed and ready for the next phase of improvement. Pupils achieve well above expectations in special school settings, often due to the outstanding experience during the primary stage, which is built on as they progress through school.
Westbury Academy is part of the Raleigh Learning Trust. For more information about the trust please visit the Trust website.
Salary: L21—26 (£69,031—£78,025)
Closing date: 12 February 2021 at 5 pm
Interview: w/c 1 March 2021
Start date: September 2021 or sooner through negotiation.
Application Pack: The Principal application pack for the post is detailed within the supporting documents.
Informal discussion: COVID-19 risk assessments prohibit academy visits at this time. Informal discussion are welcomed and can be arranged with either the CEO or Trust Improvement Partner by making contact with Claire Beardsall as per the application pack.
Applying: Please apply via ETEACH or by sending your application form and covering statement to Claire Beardsall. Covering statements should be no more than three sides of A4 and should aim to highlight your experience and skills against the job description and what differences you would make to the life chances of the children at the academy.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Raleigh Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and then ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard them. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service.