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.
Salary: MPS/UPS, plus SEN point
Closing date: 19th April 2021
Interview: week commencing 26th April 2021
Start date: September 2021 or sooner through negotiation.
Application Pack: The Principal application pack for the post is detailed within the supporting documents.
Applying: Please apply via ETEACH by sending your application form and covering statement. 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 an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to protecting our pupils and staff and therefore have a rigorous recruitment process which includes assessing candidates’ suitability to work with children. All staff will be required to hold an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
At Raleigh Learning Trust we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief.