Ashcroft Technology Academy
Wandsworth, United Kingdom
About Ashcroft Technology Academy
Quotes from our recent Ofsted inspection (February 2015) when the Academy was graded to be "OUTSTANDING":
“Teaching is typically outstanding. Teachers have very high expectations. They enjoy positive and productive relationships with their students. All teachers have a secure grasp of their subject and a very good awareness of examination requirements. “
“Students make rapid progress from their various starting points and achieve outstandingly well. Attainment is exceptionally high across a range of subjects including English, mathematics, science and religious education. “
“Disadvantaged students, disabled students and those with special educational needs achieve highly because they are well known to staff and strongly supported in class. Targeted funding is used effectively to provide additional support for these students. “
“The sixth form is outstanding. Sixth form students achieve well and make excellent progress in their chosen subjects. They are ambitious, determined and highly confident young adults. The leadership of the sixth form is a particular strength. “
“Students’ behaviour in lessons and around the academy is faultless. They work hard and concentrate well in their lessons. Attendance rates are high and punctuality exemplary. Disruptions in lessons are very rare.”
About the Academy
We have a reputation for setting high expectations and for delivering an excellent learning experience for all our students. We are innovative in our approaches to teaching, learning and professional development and we encourage our teachers to think creatively, to innovate and to support each other in developing practice. At Ashcroft Technology Academy you will work in teams of highly educated and very motivated teachers, support staff and leaders. Our staff are passionate about their work and we have a well-established culture of sharing best practice and of encouraging staff to grasp opportunities so that they can progress professionally. We are therefore looking to recruit well-educated and enthusiastic professionals so that we can achieve even greater success.
Ashcroft Technology Academy (ATA) is a highly successful school in south west London that originally opened in September 1991 as one of 15 original CTCs established in inner city and urban areas. ATA is a school built on a partnership between industry, commerce and education to provide high quality and well-resourced facilities for the education of young people aged between 11 and 19. The Academy has 1,250 students on roll.
- is graded an outstanding school (Ofsted 2015) with high standards of behaviour
- is a highly successful and heavily over-subscribed school in Putney, south west London
- provides excellent quality and well-resourced facilities
- had 81% of Y11 students achieving English and Maths GCSE, with 53% of the cohort gaining the EBACC. The Progress 8 score is +0.48 placing Ashcroft in the top 5% of state schools
- is the highest performing Sixth Form in Wandsworth Borough
- offers excellent opportunities for career development
- is close to the A3, to East Putney tube station and Putney main line for easy commuting
We take the ‘business’ of education very seriously. We believe that students can only give of their very best and achieve well if they are able to learn in a well-ordered and well-managed environment. In order to achieve this, we operate a very strict discipline code which promotes positive learning behaviours. Our teachers and support staff are crucial in managing this environment, which we know they cannot do entirely on their own. You will be very well-supported in the Academy by the Leadership Group so that you can easily deliver and support in lessons in an environment in which students are not known to disrupt learning. In fact, the support you will receive from all staff will be second to none. In departments there is a strong sense of camaraderie, new members of staff are assigned a ‘buddy’ and we operate a breakfast PD schedule, termly PD activities and a whole host of extra-curricular activities and trips – so you will very quickly be able to involve yourself in all aspects of Academy life and get to know colleagues in all subject areas. Whichever stage of your career you are at, we are looking for people who share our drive and ambition to give our students an outstanding learning experience.
If you wish to apply for any posts advertised please ensure you download our application form and send electronically directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your application is dealt with swiftly.
More details can be found on our website http://www.atacademy.org.uk/page/?title=Career+Opportunities&pid=144