Offa's Mead Academy

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 4 - 11 years

About Offa's Mead Academy

Offa’s Mead Academy is located in Sedbury, a village in the Forest of Dean district of west Gloucestershire, on the eastern bank of the River Wye, facing the beautiful Welsh town of Chepstow.  We are close to Beachley Barracks and the academy draws 40% of its pupils from the families of service personnel based at the barracks. The current number on roll is 127.  Children start their time with the academy after the early years foundation stage, joining part-way through the school year. In addition, many pupils also leave part way through the school year so we have an exciting challenge of ensuring every student who comes through our gates gets the best education!

In December 2018, following a full inspection, we were confirmed as an ‘inadequate’ school by Ofsted. Since that point, the Trust and the Offa’s Mead team have worked tirelessly to bring about change through building educational excellence.

We value and respect the views of the children. The Pupil Leadership Team (PLT) gives the children a voice to express their opinions and make decisions which affect the whole school. For example, choosing books to purchase after our fundraising. Taking care of our children and encouraging them to develop a positive attitude is an essential element of the work we do at Offa’s Mead.

Pupil behaviour is a strength at Offa’s Mead Academy. They are advocates for the academy and work hard to challenge themselves in the classroom. They are supported through the curriculum, with schemes such as Jigsaw, as the academy develops every child holistically, whilst also championing the importance of educational outcomes.

At Offa’s Mead Academy we provide a broad and balanced curriculum. To view our curriculum across the year please click  here.


Staff Benefits


We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences  that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.


We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.


All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme).  Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.


We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.


This is a hugely exciting time to be joining the organisation, and as we pivot from being in turnaround mode to becoming a high performance organisation on the pathway to sustainable excellence. This will see us building our in-house education improvement capacity and expertise, making sure that our schools have all the support they need to deliver an excellent education for every child, every day.

Our people are our single greatest resource and we want to make sure we are creating the optimum environment and conditions so that everyone in AET can do their very best work. We will only deliver on our promise of excellence for all of our children if we attract, develop and retain the very best talent in the country and surround them with exceptional development throughout their careers.

We want people on our team who are excited by scale and the prospect of having a deep and lasting impact on the lives of tens of thousands of children. We also want people who are intellectually rigorous, stay curious, and generous enough to be committed to the messy challenge of collaboration.

AET has an exciting future ahead and by joining us on this journey, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the children and young people in our schools.

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.

To find out more about AET please click here.

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Address: Beachley Road, Sedbury, Near Chepstow, Gloucestershire, NP16 7DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1291 622932
What people say about us

Offa’s Mead Academy creates a safe, happy and caring environment, where all children are valued, encouraged and supported to achieve their best in all areas of learning and development.

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