Sandwell, United Kingdom
About Sandwell Academy
About the Academy
Sandwell Academy opened in September 2006 and in January 2014 was judged outstanding by Ofsted for the second time. We offer you the opportunity to make a positive contribution in this over-subscribed school which specialises in Sport and Business Enterprise in the culturally diverse borough of Sandwell. The Academy educates approximately 1250 students, including the Sixth Form. Students benefit from a broad curriculum, a flourishing extra-curricular programme, a safe and caring environment with high levels of pastoral support and an emphasis on traditional values of good behaviour, mutual respect and excellent attendance.
All staff play an important role in establishing a positive and caring school ethos, where a culture of success and celebration is consistently promoted. Successful candidates will enjoy an 80% teaching commitment and the benefits of working in state of the art facilities and an environment of developing education initiatives.
Sandwell Academy is sponsored by Tarmac, the Mercers Company, Thomas Telford School and West Bromwich Albion FC. The Academy works closely as part of a family of schools including Madeley Academy, Walsall Academy and Thomas Telford School.
The general aim of Sandwell Academy is to maximise student performance in all its forms. We offer a broad curriculum which includes the National Curriculum with the opportunity of specialising in Physical Education and Business Enterprise. In the Post 16 phase, we provide a wide range of vocational and academic opportunities for students of all abilities, emphasising opportunities in Physical Education, Sport, Business Enterprise and use of Information Technology when appropriate.
- To improve attendance to that above local and national average.
- To develop qualities of enterprise, self reliance and responsibility.
- To involve, as fully as possible, the wider community, including industry, business, commerce and parents in the education and training of the students.
- To operate a longer school day.
- To share research with the neighbouring schools and the educational community and where possible support collaborative developments locally.
- To remove the artificial barrier that exists between vocational and A-Level courses.
- To improve Post 16 staying on rates to those comparable with France, Germany, USA and Japan.
- To deliver the National Curriculum with extra Physical Education and Business Enterprise.
- To develop students as independent learners, preparing them for life long learning.
- To ensure that all students obtain their educational entitlement, irrespective of gender, religion or special need.
We expect great things from our students; teachers and parents work together with commitment and dedication to achieve success.