Empowering everyone to achieve excellence West Row Academy has a unique opportunity for an outstanding, creative, and caring teacher to join us in ensuring our children fulfil their potential and produce extraordinary work! You should possess the ability to use your initiative, take creative risks and have a positive outlook.
This position is full time permanent.
Our Academy is a member of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust (EMAT), which is a family of twelve primary schools and one secondary school who work closely with one another to ensure best practice and outcomes in our schools. EMAT is one of the highest performing Academy Trusts in Great Britain and being a member of EMAT means that we have access to the best educational advice and support on offer in the country today.
We have high aspirations for all our pupils and aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and supportive environment where children can excel. Every child who comes to us brings something unique and special to our community. We are an inclusive school and welcome everyone, doing everything we can to support pupils and their families. We are a family friendly school and we actively encourage families to be involved with all aspects of Academy life.
West Row Academy opened in December 2017, becoming part of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust. The school has been an important part of the village of West Row since it was originally built in the Victorian era as West Row Community Primary School. The residents of the village hold a special place in their hearts for the school and are often involved in fund-raising and other activities.
West Row was the location of local farmer, Gordon Butcher’s, famous find of ‘The Mildenhall Treasure’ – a hoard of highly decorated Roman silver tableware from the fourth century AD. The find was declared treasure trove and acquired by the British Museum. West Row Academy is built on top of the site of a Roman villa so with so many connections to the Roman Empire, we thought it fitting to reflect this heritage in our Academy logo – a treasure box, full of silver and gold coins.
Team West Row – Our Ethos and Values
At West Row Academy, every family we work with is part of our team. Our aim is to work collaboratively with all families, holding true to our values at all times.
Learning and The Curriculum at West Row Academy
Our aim is to provide personalized learning for all our pupils, based on individual learning needs and aspirations. We do this by focusing on a pupils’ stage of learning, rather than their chronological age and by following ‘Learning Without Limits’ principles that ensure that children are taught to recognize the depth to which they understand a concept before selecting a learning task that will stretch their knowledge and skills further. Through these principles, we offer a curriculum that is:
· Engaging, relevant and challenging
· Encourages creativity, risk-taking and problem-solving
· Develops highly confident, independent learners
· Provides a focus on the development of English and Maths· Provides opportunities for students to engage with the local and global community.
· Encourages the appropriate use of technology
· Supports personal growth, development and positive behaviour
· Is progressive through the key stages and supports transition.
· Allows pupils to develop a view of the wider world and understand their place within it.
We want our pupils to recognize the power their have in managing their own learning and actively encourage them to challenge themselves; have the confidence to try new things and make mistakes (mistakes prove that you are trying)! To this end, alongside the National Curriculum, children are taught using techniques that aim to build their learning power.
Teachers work alongside children in order to ensure that they know what stage their learning is at and what they need to do next in order to progress. They do this via conversations in lessons and via marked work in which the children are given advice as to what to work on next. This empowers children to understand the stage of their learning and helps them to select the best learning challenge to help them progress further.
With around 240 pupils, the Academy has nine classes – two Early Years classes; two Key Stage One classes and Five Key Stage Two classes. Our intake is set at 45 in Reception, so we review our class structure at the end of each academic year.
Closing Date: Friday 03 December 2021 Noon
Interview date: TBC
If we receive sufficient applicants of a high calibre, we may bring the closing date forward.
Visits to the Academy are welcomed. Please contact Mrs Ashlea Hewitt or Becky Dring at reception to make an appointment: 01638 715680