4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

plus Wren allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Professional Skills and Experience

  • Possess a good degree and QTS.
  • Be an excellent teacher with the ability to inspire students in their learning.
  • Have at least two years’ experience of teaching and form tutoring.
  • Be able to lead and role model on delivery of school vision, ethos and policies.
  • Show evidence of continued educational professional development.
  • Have relevant experience of working in comprehensive and multi cultural environments.
  • Demonstrate success in raising attainment and standards of teaching and learning.
  • Possess a good understanding of school leadership and management skills.
  • Have sound technical understanding of school management issues.
  • Have demonstrable experience of being part of successful school innovation.
  • Demonstrate experience of taking part in effective self-evaluation systems.

People, Relationships and Communications

  • Be committed to maintaining a distinctive and inclusive Christian vision in the Academy.
  • Be able to relate to young people in a positive and constructive way and inspire them to achieve more than they think possible.
  • Have qualities which earn the trust and respect of students, staff, parents, and governors.
  • Demonstrate the inspiration to motivate and lead staff as a whole and the ability to build on the strengths and expertise of a team of tutors.
  • Demonstrate integrity, optimism, credibility, resilience, calmness, and a sense of proportion.
  • Be able to encourage students to meet the highest standards of behaviour for learning.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Relate positively to parents and other stakeholders and engage them successfully in the life of the Academy.
  • Be able to build constructive working relationships with local schools and external agencies and the local authority.
  • Appreciate the balance between the academic and social development of young people, needed to create an outstanding school.
  • Embody our vision and values in every day work and practice, particularly those of justice, kindness and humility (Micah 6v8).

What the school offers its staff

All teachers joining Wren receive a high-quality professional development experience. We hope that simply by working at the new academy, teachers will become better practitioners and that much of the best professional development will be found in working with Wren colleagues. However, we explicitly prioritise CPD with an innovative programme which provides 3 discrete hours for the development of teachers. Within this structure there is a focus on engaging with the latest educational research, with many colleagues undertaking research projects related to their practice. Therefore, we are looking to recruit teachers who are keen to become the very best teachers whilst focusing on ensuring excellent progress and the creation of firm foundations which will lead to GCSE and A Level success.

Our new buildings which we occupied in December 2022 are architecturally impressive and provide an exceptional teaching environment with breath-taking views across the greenbelt and into London. As well as a range of good-sized well-equipped classrooms the site benefits from the following features:

  • A welcoming and pleasant restaurant area for both staff and students which is set at the heart of the school
  • Dance studio, extensive gym, and assembly hall
  • Impressive Sixth Form social and study areas
  • Excellent performance spaces both in and outdoors
  • Pleasant outdoor social and learning areas for both staff and students

The development of a second academy has led to collaboration and innovation opportunities which benefit all staff and have improved the provision of both schools. Many professional development opportunities have been created which ensure that all colleagues are well equipped and encouraged to be effective in their role. The Head of Music at Wren Finchley is keen to work collaboratively with the successful candidate to create excellent music provision across the Trust.

At Wren you will be given time to plan and evaluate your lessons and intervention strategies. You will be part of a learning dialogue with colleagues for which time is set aside. Most importantly of all, you will be working with young people who are talented and enthusiastic about their learning. We believe that observing other teachers and having them observe you is a professional entitlement and especially important given our focus on quality first teaching. It is an expectation that all Wren teachers will be confident and open in seeing lesson observation as a key element of how we learn as professionals.

Other benefits of teaching at Wren Academy Enfield:

  • Children of colleagues working at Wren for over two years will be given priority for a place in Year 7 of the school they work at.
  • Career development opportunities in a successful and growing Multi Academy Trust with plans to expand further.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities including support for programmes of further study and planned career development.
  • Free refreshments and a lunchtime allowance.
  • Timetabled professional development time during the school day.
  • Planning and evaluation time during the school day.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@wrenacademiestrust.org

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About Wren Academy Enfield

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
549 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Wren Academy Enfield

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@wrenacademiestrust.org.

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