12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Competitive STPCD Salary (Group 7 school)

Job summary

The Mercian Trust and Local Governing Body are looking to appoint an inspirational leader for Aldridge School.

Applying for the job

Please check that you meet the person specification before applying for this post.

Complete the Leadership Application Form.

Please submit a supporting statement / document no longer than 3 sides of A4 outlining the following:
• How your recent and relevant experience has prepared you to be successful in this post.
• How the impact you have had in your career to date is an appropriate foundation for you to undertake this role.

Please return the completed application form to Lin Koo, email Koo.L@the.merciantrust.org

Please note – your ability to communicate a wide range of information with appropriate examples and evidence clearly and concisely in your supporting statement will be assessed as part of the shortlisting process.

Download an application form - 147 KB

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1559 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01922 211388

About Aldridge School - A Science College

Aldridge School is a comprehensive school of around 1,600 students situated near the centre of Aldridge village. We believe that it is our responsibility to work to meet the needs of every
individual student, challenging them to achieve their best, supporting them to become responsible young adults and preparing them for their next steps into the world of work or further education.

Aldridge School is a good school (Ofsted 2017). It is a school which is proud of its traditions and successes which have been achieved through hard work and high expectations. In particular, we encourage our students to be Respectful, Responsible, Resilient and Ready to learn in order that they will be happy and successful at school and in the wider world beyond.

Aldridge School has a dedicated, talented and conscientious team of staff who work together to provide a high standard of teaching, excellent pastoral care and professional support services. Our broad curriculum is designed to meet national expectations, be relevant and interesting, support our students in achieving the best possible standards in external examinations and to equip them with the skills they need to be successful in adult life.

At Aldridge School we have a popular and thriving Sixth Form. We are very proud of our students' success with 90% securing places at University or on Higher Apprenticeships when they leave our Sixth Form. We offer a very broad range of both academic and vocational
courses at level 3, ensuring that Aldridge School Sixth Form is an option for a wide range of students.

We also enjoy strong links with surrounding primary schools, working with students in Years 5
and 6 including work in Science, Maths, English, Performing Arts and Enterprise. We are proud of our community and we work hard to promote this pride in all our partnerships, so that we can make sure that future students from these schools enjoy an easy, enjoyable transition to Aldridge School.

Aldridge School has a long and proud tradition of outstanding musical teaching, in both our general curriculum and our scholarships, which are awarded to up to twenty seven of our most gifted and aspiring students each year. Aldridge School has an ambitious annual music making programme and students have the opportunity to join one of our many instrument ensembles. We support our music students with exemplary teaching staff, who are supplemented by a group of passionate, high level instrumental tutors.

Music scholars take part in extra studies, which sets them on the path to the highest level of music and academic qualification. Their lessons include performance, Grade 5 theory and exploring different musical styles to develop their composition skills. They could reach ashigh as Grade 8 on two or more instruments and may even elect to take a performing diploma. A long line of past students have continued their studies at Oxford, Cambridge, major universities and the Royal Music Colleges.

Students at Aldridge School are friendly, polite and respectful. Strong relationships between staff and students contribute significantly to ensuring that students are happy and feel safe.

Arranging a visit to Aldridge School - A Science College

To arrange a tour of the school, please contact Mrs Jo Timmis (PA to the Headteacher) on 01922 743 988 Ext. 2224

School location

Tynings Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0BG

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