The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, part of the Woodard family of schools, is a dynamic and popular 11–18 academy located between Worthing and Brighton, serving the students of Lancing, Sompting and Shoreham. Our aim is that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with teaching and learning experiences that allow them to fulfil their potential. We believe that students succeed when the environment is caring and orderly, with teaching that fires the imagination and brings learning to life.
September 2020 will see further significant student growth for the Academy; as such, we have some exciting new vacancies available, including the need for a maths Teacher. Do you want to work in a supportive and forward-thinking team that is committed to teaching maths based on the best and latest research? As an academy specialising in maths, we are at the forefront of implementing a mastery approach to teaching maths. We do not simply use third party materials but instead continually look to adopt and adapt the most successful evidence based strategies to ensure our students have the best possible outcomes. We work collaboratively, both within the department and with other schools, to continually review our practice and to ensure that our human resources are used as efficiently as possible.
The Maths department has seen results improve year on year. The students that have benefitted from our mastery approach throughout their secondary education are making particularly impressive progress, thereby validating our approach and ensuring we have the backing of the wider Trust of which our Academy forms part. We aim high and we are looking for others to join us in developing and delivering the best maths learning experience for our pupils.
We are seeking someone who loves asking, designing and improving beautiful maths questions and wants to join a team of like-minded maths teachers. You must believe that everyone can achieve!
SRWA teaching staff benefit from the following:-
- a collaborative approach and strong collegial relationships;
- the opportunity to join and/or benefit from Action Research Groups;
- proven student progress;
- excellent student behaviour;
- an extensive CPD programme tailored to skills and experience;
- strong links with Brighton and Sussex Universities;
- an established STEM group including work with RICARDO Engineering, a world leading company supporting Mathematics at SRWA;
- dedicated staff wellbeing space and 1-1 mental health booster sessions available;
- free use of the Academy’s fitness suite;
- free on site car parking and easy access to local public transport;
- childcare voucher scheme;
- cycle to work scheme.
Quotes from last full Ofsted inspection report, Feb 2018
"Staff morale is high."
"Pupils’ behaviour is good…Pupils come to lessons ready to learn.”
“An atmosphere of mutual trust and respect are strengths of the school.”
A Staff well-being survey commissioned externally in September 2019 for SRWA revealed that:
These were some of the areas Staff considered to be ‘outstanding’:
- Staff morale
- Job satisfaction
- Opportunity for staff to offer ideas
- Opportunities for staff professional development
- Support from line managers
- Appreciation of staff achievement/contribution
- Induction of new staff
- Students' respect for staff/others.
Students and staff at SRWA are lucky enough to benefit from a purpose built school with outstanding facilities. As well as a reputation for excellent work in STEM we are also known for our superb performing arts offering and are home to the Sussex Bears Basketball Academy which brings superb sporting expertise.
The successful candidate will:-
- demonstrate the skills of a good teacher
- be able to interest, encourage and engage students
- provide appropriate levels of challenge so that all students make good progress
- use methods and resources that enable all students to learn effectively
- use assessment information effectively to plan the next steps in students learning
- make effective use of their time
- secure high standards of behaviour from students
- be able to demonstrate a proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of aged 11-18 students (or of successful training for NQTs).
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to interview and, if necessary, withdraw the advertisement before the closing date of 21 February, should the right candidate be appointed. Visits to the Academy are welcomed.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this commitment. All posts will be subject to receipt of two satisfactory references and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.