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  • Start date details

    Easter term or sooner is possible

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £61,882 and £68,400

Pay scale

L12 to L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Skills, Qualities & Abilities: professional and personal attributes:

• High quality teaching skills

  • Ability to diagnose and intervene wisely when solving problems

• Strong commitment to the vision and ethos of Edgar Wood Academy

  • Commitment to their own professional development
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to remain positive and enthusiastic when working under pressure
  • Ability to organise work, prioritise tasks, make decisions and manage time effectively including in relation to the work of others
  • Ability to delegate appropriately
  • Empathy with children
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent presentational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Stamina and resilience
  • Self-confidence


  • Experience of Middle/Senior Leadership in a secondary school
  • Successful experience of managing organisational change in a school leadership role

What the school offers its staff

Edgar Wood Academy is currently one of three institutions in the Altus Education Partnership (a MultiAcademy Trust) alongside Kingsway Park High School and Rochdale Sixth Form College (“TES 6th Form College of the Year 2021” and “Ofsted Officially Outstanding 2022”). Edgar Wood Academy and the Trust have a very strong educational reputation in the local community and are in a financially robust position. The Trust works as a partnership of equals, where all Academies are distinctive institutions working together for the benefit of all students, within which, Headteachers and local Governing Bodies have delegated authority and associated autonomy. The Trust expects to expand further in the next few years, working with Academies in the Primary and Secondary phases to improve the quality of education across the borough.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Edgar Wood Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
295 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thank you for your interest in Edgar Wood Academy. We are incredibly excited to have been chosen by the Department for Education to open a new school to serve the local community in Middleton and Heywood. Helping our students realise their potential lies at the heart of everything we do. Through a culture of mutual respect, strong behaviour and high standards, we aim to inspire and engage all pupils, regardless of prior attainment or social background.

By joining our school, you will be part of an exciting journey, building the school from its foundations and helping to create the ethos, values and culture of our school. We believe in strong discipline, which allows our teachers to teach and our students to learn. As a result, we will improve student achievement through high-quality teaching in a safe and caring environment. We value each individual child in our school and recognise that each has different talents and gifts, which we will nurture over the course of their school journey. We will help each student to develop, both personally and academically, so that they have the knowledge and skills to progress to an aspirational career, a fulfilling life and make a positive contribution to their local community.

The school has recently moved into a modern, state-of-the-art building, with stunning views of the local countryside, but within easy access of several motorway links. We can offer the opportunity to shape and develop a curriculum which will capture students’ interests, provoke serious thinking and develop their intellectual curiosity. The curriculum will be culturally relevant to our students and will serve to develop social attitudes and behaviours, celebrate British values and ensure that students have an inclusive approach to their local and global communities. Edgar Wood Academy have an extensive enrichment programme which will ensure that all pupils are engaged in a curriculum suffused with memorable experiences and rich opportunities for learning.

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