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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    21 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Mainscale-Upperscale: £28,000 - £43,685

Additional allowances

TLR 1: £10,711

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who will inspire our young people as part of our Mathematics Department. This is an exciting opportunity to join our experienced team across key stages 3, 4 and 5.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, motivated, enthusiastic and a creative teacher. You will be committed to comprehensive education and keen to teach students in the 13 – 19 age range. You will be given every support in your professional development and the opportunity to be part of a forward-looking, high attaining and civilised community.

What the school offers its staff

Westwood College is a well-established and successful 13-19 secondary school and shares a joint sixth form with Leek High School. In our most recent Ofsted Inspection (March 2019) inspectors confirmed that we remained a ‘Good’ school, noting that:

  • Teaching is engaging and creative in many subject areas, which motivates most students to work hard and achieve well.
  • Students embrace diversity and value the school’s inclusive nature.
  • Members of staff were very positive about working at the school and feel well supported by leaders.

I enclose for your information:

A job description for the post

Equal Opportunities policy and monitoring form

Guidance to Candidates

An application form

If you wish to apply for the post please complete an application form. In addition, write a brief letter of support (no more than 2 sides of A4) which outlines your experience, your aims, and what you’ll aim to bring to Westwood College. Please note that we do not accept curricula vitae.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and these positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

There is an interview guarantee scheme in operation for people with a disability, who meet the essential criteria of the post. Please let us know on your application form if this applies to you.

Closing date for applications is 9am on 21st April 2023.

To apply and for further details please email recruitment@ttlt.org.uk with WWC Head of Mathematics in the subject line or contact Mrs Thirza Eades, School Business Manager, on 01538 370930 / 01538 225050.

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.

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About Westwood College

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
779 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01538 370930

Westwood College is a mixed, non-denominational academy for students aged 13-19. Located in Leek, a market town in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands, it has roughly 800 students.
Set in the grounds of a stunning 17th century manor house, Westwood College is part of the Talentum Learning Trust. Made up of 9 schools within and around the town, the Trust’s mission is to support and enable all learners to believe in themselves, to succeed in life and to aspire to be all that they can be.

The ethos of Westwood College centres around ‘Respect, Resilience, Ambition and Pride’. The school has aimed to build a community based on tolerance, sensitivity and an appreciation of difference. It commits to providing a broad, varied and stimulating education that is also personalised to meet the needs of each individual student. Students are encouraged to be part of decision making in their college life, to value the opportunities offered to them by the school, and to fully engage with their learning.

Outcomes for students at Westwood College are strong. In 2019 at Level 2, 74% of students achieved English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above and 45% at grade 5 or above.
Following their short inspection in February 2019, Ofsted recognised Westwood College as a ‘welcoming, friendly school. Pupils and sixth-form students are happy here because they say that they are treated as adults and feel their voices are heard. They develop a strong sense of equality and fairness.’ Teaching was noted as being ‘engaging and creative in many subject areas, which motivates most students to work hard and achieve well. The quality of students’ work in many cases is extremely high.’

Arranging a visit to Westwood College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email teades@ttlt.org.uk.

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