7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MS1 - UPS3 (1.0 FTE)

Job summary

The Ladder School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team.

The Ladder School is an academy that is part of The Mercian Trust. The Ladder School is a Free School set up by the trust to offer effective alternative provision for the young people of Walsall.

Based on the edge of Walsall town centre there are excellent links to the local and wider community. The Ladder School will operate under a commissioning model, where local mainstream schools will identify students at risk of permanent exclusion and will move them to The Ladder School, to transform their behaviour and enable them to be successful in their future. These students have struggled in mainstream education environments and benefit significantly from the smaller class sizes and additional support on offer at The Ladder School.

The successful applicant will have a confident understanding of the Maths curriculum and have the ability to inspire and challenge students’ attitude towards Maths, through their passion and knowledge of the subject. Only applications from those with Qualified Teacher Status will be considered for this post. A willingness to teach a second subject, if required, would be preferable and a TLR would be available, to lead on an area of whole school development, for an exceptional candidate.

The successful candidate will be:
• An excellent teacher with an ability to motivate pupils to make progress
• Interested in the pastoral aspects of education.
• Outstanding in managing challenging behaviours.
• Positive in outlook and believe in the power of education to change the path of Alternative Provision students’ lives.
• A team player prepared to with colleagues and share ideas and resources.
• Passionate as a Maths teacher and keen to inspire their classes and students.
• Have a thorough understanding of current developments and issues in the teaching of the subject and
• wider profession.
• Committed to their own continuing professional development and contribute towards that of others.
• Innovative and committed to develop solutions to raising achievements.
• Knowledgeable of how assessment for learning, target setting, and department improvement planning and can raise achievement.
• Committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children.
• Hardworking, committed, reliable and enthusiastic.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school before making an application, please contact reception to arrange an appointment.

All applicants interested in this post must complete an application form. These can be found on our website, TES,WM Jobs or the Government Portal and returned to recruitment@tls.merciantrust.org. CV’s and non- Mercian Trust Application Forms will not be accepted.

The Ladder School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website: www.theladderschool.org.

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 14 May 2021 at Midday
Interviews: W/C Monday 17 May 2021

Employee benefits

A TLR, to lead on an area of whole school development, would be available for an exceptional candidate.

Applying for the job

If you are interested in the advertised position, please complete the application form in the supporting documents. CVs/Non-Mercian Trust applications will not be accepted.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
5 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01922 285848

About The Ladder School

We are an Alternative Provision Free School located in Walsall Town Centre. We opened in February 2019 to a small cohort of students. Over the coming years we will continue grow and become the ‘go to place’ for alternative provision in the borough.

At The Ladder School, we recognise that mainstream school does not suit all young people and we are here to offer a second chance. We work on a commissioning basis, that means that a school or a Local Authority must approach to place student. Unfortunately, we cannot accept direct referrals from parents/carers.

The staff work incredibly hard to ensure our students make the most of the opportunities they get whist they are with us. Unlike other provisions, we offer a range of GCSE courses, supplemented with some vocational courses to ensure students receive a well-rounded education.

We are a positive environment, that uses praise and encouragement to enable our students to see things differently. We have a set of values that underpin everything we do.

This academic year and next, you will see a brand new, purpose built school emerge out of St Matthews Quarter, where we will have specialist facilities for our students to thrive and grow.

Arranging a visit to The Ladder School

If you would like to visit the school, please call 01922 285848

School location

Lower Hall Lane, Walsall, WS1 1RL

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