Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Weavers Academy
Weavers Academy is a mixed secondary school, catering for children between the ages of 11 and 18 years and located in Wellingborough.
Since September 2013 we have been part of the Creative Education Trust. This has enabled the school to rigorously pursue rapid improvement for the children we teach.
Weavers Academy started life as a Technical Grammar School, before becoming a community school and then a foundation school. It converted to academy status in September 2013.
Values and vision
Underpinning our vision - ‘striving for success by focusing on learning’ – the school has pursued a rigorous and continuous programme of educational improvement. As a result, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment techniques have advanced and driven student progress. Work that the school has done to further improve behaviour and attendance has resulted in students becoming increasingly ambitious for their futures.
The successful applicant will be joining a learning area that is both committed and driven to deliver for the students. There is a real passion about pedagogy and practice and teachers’ subject knowledge is excellent. Outcomes have been improving and student progress is positive. There is a real excitement about the curriculum and how it can be implemented successfully through a range of approaches that make it meaningful, relevant and engaging.
Our unique Knowledge Connected approach teaches students to analyse and understand their curriculum of study through the application of six key concepts, encouraging them to identify and solve problems in practical and creative ways that give them a sense that they can have an impact on the world around them.
We were delighted to have been awarded a ‘good’ judgement from Ofsted in May 2017. However, we are not complacent and want to achieve much more for our students and to build on the school’s strengths. We seek to appoint an ambitious, creative, committed and energetic colleague to be a key contributor to the achievement of this goal.