St James Academy has a strong caring ethos ensuring high levels of support for learners creating an atmosphere of mutual respect throughout the academy. Its philosophy is to embrace the talents of all its learners to ensure the success for all through outstanding teaching and positive behaviour.
As a Trust we are highly centralised, which means that all of our systems and processes are aligned. Everything we do is developed collaboratively involving many professionals and experts who work together across the Trust, all striving to provide the highest quality provision for our learners.
Teaching and Learning is supported by a central team of Subject Directors who are experienced teachers with leadership and mentoring skills who work across our academies supporting teachers in their personal development, data analysis and curriculum planning. Subject Directors have specific areas of focus such as Mathematics, Science, Reading, Writing and History.
The Values Driven Expectations behaviour model ensures that all learners are well focussed and that there is no low-level disruption in lessons; this allows colleagues to concentrate on leading high-quality teaching to inspire learners. Cutting edge data management processes also mean that key data is provided from the central team, freeing up your time to act on key information to accelerate learners’ progress.
The Trust recognises that our staff are our most valuable asset and investing in our people is a key strategic priority for the Trust.
A common and extensive programme of staff development operates across the Trust
All successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring service check and children and adults barred list checks, where the applicant will be employed in a regulated activity.
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