Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
About Writhlington School
Creating Opportunity Inspiring Achievement
‘A school where leaders and teachers have created a positive learning environment which makes a strong contribution to pupils’ confidence and enjoyment of school – Pupils’ personal development is enhanced by the extensive programme of extra-curricular opportunities available to them’ - Ofsted
Dragonfly Education Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust based in North East Somerset, our secondary schools include Writhlington School and Mendip Studio School. Our philosophy is simple, we believe that with the right support, guidance, provision and challenge all children are capable of achieving greatness in whatever field they choose.
The Leadership team and teaching staff is focussed on raising the expectations of pupils, through consistently well planned and delivered lessons, tracking of individual pupil progress and structured feedback.
The teaching, leadership and pastoral support across the schools means that our students get the benefit of the shared facilities and curriculum opportunities. Mendip Studio School has recently received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted. The inspection outcome is a testament to the hard work, talent and commitment of all staff across the campus.
The Trust places Quality First Teaching as one of its core values. The pursuit of teaching excellence on a daily basis is a fundamental requirement in all of its schools.
Within Dragonfly Education Trust the key focus is the development of a series of learning ‘essentials’, these are:
- challenge for all students at all times to exceed what they think they can achieve
- raising expectations of everyone involved in learning: students, parents, teachers and support staff
- marking and feedback that promotes and enhances learning
Dragonfly Education Trust prides itself in employing staff that are leaders in their field or have the potential to be so. Staff are expected to continue to focus on developing their practice through numerous CPD opportunities, both internal and external, and where best practice is identified, to share it with colleagues.
At Dragonfly Education Trust, we are committed to continually learn and improve our practice each and every day through collegiate working.
Our staff are our greatest asset and we aim to create a workplace where everyone can give their best.
Why choose us?
We have an outstanding state-of-the-art campus that is equipped with modern technology to make your working environment a pleasant and inspiring place to be.
You will be encouraged to develop professionally through an extensive in-house CPD programme and this can include external training.
Any new approach you have to improve the outcomes for our students and the school will be welcomed.
You’ll have the opportunity to join our wide range of extra-curricular activities:
- A large Combined Cadet Force with Army and Navy sections
- An internationally recognised orchid project
- An amazing array of sports and incredible sports facilities
- International exchange links with China, Tanzania, Burundi & Rwanda that support the 14-19 curriculum
- Trips to Europe, USA, Africa, China
- Theatre workshops as well as special touring workshops for children ages 10-18
We continually strive for high levels of staff performance by offering support and working collaboratively to achieve the best for our students.
Thank you for taking the time to read about working with us.
Further information about the school and details of our staff benefits can be found in the downloadable documents, 'Ethos' and 'General Details', located within any current vacancy.
To understand how we process your personal data during the recruitment process, please read the document below, 'Data Processing: Pre-Employment Personal Data'
I enjoy working at Dragonfly Education Trust because it is a school that strives to develop each student into a well rounded, confident individual developing and nurturing their talents. School leaders have been proactive in encouraging and supporting me so that I can enhance my skill set to confidently take on a leadership role. Overall it is an exciting and positive place to work!- Laura Lennon, Subject Leader: English.
Having worked at Dragonfly Education Trust since 2003 I have taken on a number of roles in this time. I have felt well supported in each role and have been able to develop my position within the school. We are a team here and I enjoy working collaboratively with like-minded colleagues who are all striving for the best. Although this is a large school it feels like a family and people are not missed as individuals. I also benefit from being a parent working at the school where my child is educated and therefore see the school from both perspectives. As a parent I enjoy the level of involvement and the excellent communication as well the range of opportunities open to my child both inside and outside of lessons - this has transformed him.- Joe Godber, Teacher of English and Lead for KS5
I'm in my third year now, during that time I've come to appreciate the wide variety of opportunities and activities our staff and students can get involved in. I went to a private school and I feel that our students get the same experience that I did, but they get to go home at night!- Irene Moynihan, Teacher of Science