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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


English, Media studies

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances

TLR 1.2 £11,407

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who will inspire our young people and lead our English and Media Studies Departments. 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.

What the school offers its staff

Westwood College is part of The Talentum Learning Trust which comprises 9 schools within and around the town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The Trust promotes high aspirations and excellence for all. Our aim is to develop a strong partnership between the academies, students, and the wider community to secure an outstanding learning experience for everyone. We have high expectations and strive to create independent learners fit for the demands of the 21st Century.

The school 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.

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.

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
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.’

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