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  • Job start date

    4 September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 June 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

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NJC Grade 10, SCP 26-28

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please refer to Job Description and Personal Specification document.

What the school offers its staff

We are popular school at the heart of its community rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with consistently positive outcomes at GCSE, our core purpose to “Inspire education and Inspire lives’. We have a strong track record in terms of examination results with excellent Progress 8, Attainment 8 and VA scores as a result of good progress from students across all key groups. We offer a broad and rich curriculum with student’s academic and personal development central to all our work. Oldbury Wells School also has an established Sixth Form (Bridgnorth Sixth Form) which gives students a clear pathway into post 16 provision.

We are seeking to employ a committed Safeguarding and Welfare Officer to work within the Pastoral Support Structure in school to support the needs of all students and undertake the operation requirements of a Designated Safeguarding Lead. We are looking for candidates who will bring additional experience to a well-established team, who actively promote and understand what makes Oldbury Wells such an effective school and who appreciate and promote our inclusive school ethos. In return, we offer a school which is a great place to be and a great place to learn, where students Enjoy, Aspire and Achieve within all elements of their academic and personal development.

Oldbury Wells is a flourishing academy, the founding school of the TrustEd CSAT Alliance which currently comprises a family of nine schools all based within Shropshire. Our Trust is committed to supporting local education and enjoys strong partnership arrangements with all local primary schools. At the center of our work is quality and inclusive education for students of all abilities; all our partner schools work closely together to support professional development opportunities which ensure all members of the team are able to develop within their role.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people within all Trust schools. The Trust complies with the statutory legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children in accordance with statutory guidance including KCSIE guidance. In order to meet this responsibility, this includes a rigorous recruitment and selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Trust Job Descriptions and Person Specifications make reference to safeguarding and child protection and that all posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS). All advertisements include our safeguarding statement and commitment.

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About Oldbury Wells School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
791 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Oldbury Wells School is a popular and successful 11-18 secondary school in the picturesque market town of Bridgnorth. It was the founding and lead member of the TrustEd Schools’ Partnership which on 1st May 2022 merged with the Central Shropshire Academy Trust to form the TrustEd CSAT Alliance.

The Trust is a family of nine schools based in South Shropshire and Shrewsbury. We are passionately committed to providing an excellent education for all our pupils and we are working together to secure that aim.

Oldbury Wells has secured strong Ofsted results for many years, most recently in 2018 when it was confirmed as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The inspection report captures the strong practice which takes place throughout the school which make Oldbury Wells a ‘great place to be and great place to learn’ and captures well our values and ethos. Since inspection, school results at KS4 have improved further and provision and outcomes have remained strong throughout the Covid pandemic. There is every reason for the school to aspire to be 'Outstanding' and this is something we continue to work towards.

In relation to student’s outcomes, in 2019 Progress 8 was significantly positive; this had been the case for four consecutive years. Groups such as Pupil Premium students, SEND and Low Prior Attaining students’ progress very well (all well above zero in 2019). Our intake is slightly higher than national in terms of prior attainment, but not significantly so. High Prior Attaining pupils perform in line with national expectations, this group of students remain a key focus for us in terms of stretch and challenge across the curriculum.

We use school self-review and improvement planning thoroughly to guide our work. Our strategic objectives and clearly articulated development plans express our ambition to be an even better school. All members of the team contribute towards the development of the plan, with each area developing a plan which links directly into whole school objectives.

The school has been well subscribed in recent years and we have around 900 pupils on roll from Year 7 to Sixth form. Our sixth form is called Bridgnorth Sixth Form and we are the only school locally with sixth form provision, which provides our staff with an opportunity to develop practice into Key Stage 5 and beyond.

Our pupils are wonderful, and our parents are keen to support us and for their children to do well. We enjoy a strong local reputation, and our school community is proud of their school and wants it to enjoy further successes. Pupils arrive to us from Bridgnorth town, local Shropshire villages and from further afield (largely South Staffordshire / Wolverhampton). Our rural catchment means that more than 70% of our pupils arrive at school by bus, either local authority buses for Shropshire pupils, or from our own chartered buses for out of area pupils (at cost to those parents).

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kate.dwane@oldburywells.com.

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