Croydon, United Kingdom
About Applegarth Academy
Together we will achieve
Each of the schools within the STEP Academy Trust has a unique character and Applegarth is no exception.
Applegarth Academy is a happy two-form entry primary school on the outskirts of Croydon. We have very high expectations and expect our children to make the best possible progress across the curriculum and beyond.
How we work
As a STEP academy, our values – Passion, Urgency, Positivity, Aspiration and Commitment – are at the heart of everything we do. We have a collaborative approach to teaching and learning, and support each other to achieve our goals.
We share high expectations for our children and make learning fun and engaging through the International Primary Curriculum. Relationships throughout the school are good, and we are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
Nursery and Enhanced Learning Provision
We have a Nursery attached to our school which provides children from the age of three with a rich and creative learning environment. We are also fortunate to have one of Croydon’s Enhanced Learning Provisions on our school site, for children with speech and language difficulties.
Location and facilities
Set within extensive school grounds, we have a large playing field, pond area, peace garden and lots of different playground areas for our children to enjoy. We have excellent transport links, with the tram line into Croydon just a few minutes’ walk away. From Croydon, central London is a short train journey away and the town is on the outskirts of the M25.
STEP Academy Trust
We know that it is the exceptional quality of our staff that is key to our success. That’s why we’ll invest in your career and give you an unrivalled benefits package.
We are a growing family of primary academies that strive together for excellence. So we spread best practice, transfer staff to support partner academies, share specialist knowledge and consistently challenge the status quo. Giving you every opportunity to grow and develop in your role.
We want you to do well, that’s why we offer:
- Great opportunities for accelerated promotion – right across our nine-academy trust
- Fully funded leadership training courses (MPQML, NPQSL, NPQH)
- Fully funded Masters and PhD courses
- At least seven NQT development days each year
- Pay rises for all teaching staff above those awarded nationally (we recently awarded all teaching staff a 2% pay increase – double the 1% recommendation from the Government).
And with free lunch every day, we’ll keep you well fed too.
We are always looking for talented professionals who share our mission. If you share our drive to improve the life chances of all children, we’d love to hear from you.