Weston Favell Academy
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Weston Favell Academy
Weston Favell Academy is a friendly and supportive environment which is absolutely dedicated to improving the lives of our young people – we want all of our students, and staff, to be the best that they can be. As a member of staff here, you will be joining a dynamic and diverse team that works hard to ensure that all of our students are able to make progress while in our care. Weston Favell is at an exciting stage of its development. Our progress towards outstanding is clear and we need to continue to grow a strong and committed staff team that is entirely focussed on providing an outstanding education for our young people.
The Weston Favell Academy is located in the eastern district of Northampton. It is an 11-19 academy with capacity for 1650 pupils, of which 300 will be in the sixth form.
The academy serves a local area which is socially mixed but is close to national averages in most respects. The majority of pupils come from homes defined as ‘white British’; the relatively small proportions of pupils from different ethnic backgrounds are well integrated.
Since joining the Greenwood Academies Trust in 2012, we have been on a journey of improvement. The culture and ethos of the academy has been transformed – students now demonstrate a positive attitude to learning and are keen to do well. They respond well to their teachers and are keen to engage in learning and an ever increasing range of extra-curricular activities. The academy is predicting improved progress and attainment as the changes in teaching, learning and leadership become embedded.
There is a clear team spirit at Weston Favell and new members of staff would be joining a strong and supportive group of professionals. There are multiple opportunities to work collaboratively to ensure that we are all continuing to improve our practice.
In September 2016, the Trust launched a new Learning Alliance which supports the development of all staff across the Trust. The Learning Alliance encourages collaboration, reflection and active learning amongst professionals which has a positive impact on the experience and outcomes of our learners across the Trust.
The Academy occupies a large, split-level site with extensive sports facilities, including a swimming pool and green spaces. There was a recent major PFI building project which has delivered impressive accommodation to support learning across the curriculum.
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