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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main or Upper Scale

Job summary

 Ofsted stated (2018): “An impressive ethos pervades the school. Its motto ‘Love to learn, learn to live, live to love’ reflects the Christian principles that underpin the school’s work. The school is fully inclusive of all faiths and beliefs. It values each individual whatever their background, aptitudes and experiences. It has nourished a very positive climate for learning in the school, which helps all pupils to thrive.”  SIAMS (2017) identified: “Parents speak highly of the care which their children receive and are very supportive of the vertical tutor groups which develop a caring, family environment.  Pastoral care extends to all members of the school community.  Staff also talk about the school having a family feel which is welcoming to new members of staff and supportive of all.”  The Governors of this Church of England academy are seeking to appoint a Head of French who believes in nurturing children as individual characters, acquiring values which equip pupils to work with others in contributing to something larger than themselves.  Walkwood Church of England Middle School is an excellent school to be part of, where pupils are caring and cared for, focused and a pleasure to be with. We think our school is very special, and want to maintain as well as develop its distinctiveness.  The post holder will be responsible for planning and delivering high quality lessons and engaging pupils with activities that challenge and excite, teaching across KS2 and KS3, and across all ability ranges. The successful candidate will demonstrate consistently high standards of teaching and excellent classroom management, drawing on the great behaviour of our pupils. Additionally, the new Head of French’s approach will allow pupils to flourish by sharing with them an inert desire to learn as they build confidence within the language.  Walkwood Church of England Middle School is committed to the protection and safety of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be expected from the successful candidate. 

Additional allowances

A Teaching and Learning Responsibility of £ 2,873 per annum will be paid.

Applying for the job

Please complete a Walkwood Church of England Middle School application form which can be found on our website at www.walkwoodms.worcs.sch.uk

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
School size
671 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Contact phone number
01527 543361

About Walkwood Church of England Middle School

 Principles and purpose At Walkwood Church of England Middle School we: ·        Hold each child as precious ·        Support the development of good character ·        Seek for the best rates of academic progress ·        Engender care, happiness & love  At Walkwood Church of England Middle School our purpose continues to be for pupils to: ·       develop a deep desire to learn, engaging with the roots of the learning process; ·       cultivate values that will shape their living both within and without the school; ·       experience awe and wonder, and consider both spiritual and human dimensions.  Borrowing an adage from St. Irenaeus: “The glory of God is a human being fully alive!”   Vision and Values  The school has been an established Christian community for an extended period, being welcoming and friendly, with pupils who are expected to behave and be eager to learn. Those pupils who find this a challenge are fully supported through highly functioning classroom practitioners and well-developed pastoral support.   Walkwood Way ‘Love to Learn; Learn to Live; Live to Love’ Our aim is that all children attending the school will become life-long learners who are curious about the world around them and are creative in their exploits while caring for others and themselves. We seek to enable our pupils to make informed choices, becoming increasingly independent and playing their part in the community. We offer pupils a spiritual dimension that is distinctively Christian, and honours other faiths and those people who profess no faith.  We aim to inspire every child – whatever their abilities – to achieve their very best, and make a valuable contribution to the Walkwood community. We want our pupils to love to learn.  Our school is not just about knowledge, it is also about skills. It’s about inspiring children to look at the world differently, and about challenging them to be fascinated by lessons and subjects. In this way, we encourage our pupils to learn to live, preparing them for an adult life in a changing world, and as such we seek to equip our children for the future. Our ‘Learning Superheroes’ allow teachers to hone pupils’ learning skills. We want pupils to excel in school…and in later life.  As a Church of England school, we are fully inclusive of all faiths and beliefs. While Christian principles underpin all of the school’s values, we know that these morals are shared by many faiths. We look for our pupils to take into their lives beyond our school an outlook that allows then to live to love the experiences, people and spirituality that they encounter.   Walkwood pupils Our Christian ethos, embedded in all aspects of school life, ensures that every child will know what it is to be cared for and valued. All pupils receive the very best education and an equal opportunity to learn and achieve academically, socially and spiritually. We know that enthusiastic, happy, confident children are most likely to persevere and work to the best of their ability. We aim to build upon this and foster a love of learning in all children. Our Fruits of Faith and Superhero Thinking Skills form a firm foundation to school life where children are encouraged to develop independent learning skills, be thoughtful and take responsibility for their actions.   Walkwood staff We set high aspirations for all our pupils, both academically and socially, as well as allowing pupils to consider the spiritual dimension. Therefore, we have high expectations. Christian values lie at the heart of our work and we aim to provide a broad, rich, stimulating education to develop a thirst for learning in all children. We aim to challenge all our children to raise their standards and support them in that challenge, encouraging them to become reflective, resilient learners. Firm and fair discipline, based upon Christian values, is vital in creating an environment in which all children can flourish. We aim to make every child feel positive about their learning and achievements and our role as staff in school is to care, encourage and listen as well as to teach.   Walkwood community Our Fruits of Faith were developed as a Christian expression of the nature of the school, but also to define the characteristics of an interconnected community. These values are part of teachers’ planning, as well as part of decision making by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors. We wish for our pupils to be aware of their role in the wider world, open their eyes to the diversity within it, celebrating the richness of human experience and the potential of divine expression.    

Arranging a visit to Walkwood Church of England Middle School

Due to Covid restrictions visits to the school are not allowed.  A tour of the school will be part of the interview process.

School location

Feckenham Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 5AQ

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