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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    7 July 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - We are looking for teachers who are keen to develop their career, working in one of our vibrant, innovative and forward-thinking schools with the many career opportunities we can offer for both new and existing staff.
  • View all Part timejobs - Part-Time applicants will also be considered. Many of our employees work flexibly in different ways, including part-time. We are happy to discuss these options and the flexibility they offer at interview and also later on during your employment with us.

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale - depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for talented teachers who:

  • Are hardworking and committed
  • Are able to meet each student at their point of learning and support their access to a meaningful and enjoyable curriculum.
  • Through excellent interpersonal skills can develop strong partnerships with colleagues, parents and carers
  • Enjoy working as part of a team

Developing your career through the Vale Academy Trust:

The Vale Academy Trust is a vibrant, innovative and forward thinking group of schools with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Whilst each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, all are unified in their drive to provide an outstanding educational experience and benefit from the expertise that comes from working closely together.

What the school offers its staff

The Trust has a strong record of supporting and developing teachers throughout their career. Employees have full access to extensive and supportive CPD training through a wide network of teachers and scheduled opportunities to share the experiences and expertise of other colleagues.

We will support you in a variety of circumstances through a range of policies such as enhanced maternity leave, shared parental leave, flexible working, parental leave, an Unpaid Leave Policy (enabling employees to apply to take a career break from work).

Many work flexibly in different ways, including part-time. We are happy to discuss these options and the flexibility they offer at interview and also later on during your employment with us.

We also offer Emergency and Special Leave arrangements which allow our employees to apply for paid time off to deal with both unforeseen emergencies and to attend significant events.

The Vale Academy Trust works in partnership with relevant Trade Unions, seeking their input into our people policies and initiatives.

As a Trust we follow the School Teachers Pay and Conditions and the Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales (the“Burgundy Book”).These are the pay and conditions used by local authorities.

Your Health and Wellbeing is Important to Us and you will ve access to support through Occupational Health and a Counselling Service; this includes a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme with access to specialist financial, legal and personal advice. We have several Mental Health First Aiders in our schools trained to promote well-being and to signpost staff to relevant support agencies.

We run a successful and popular cycle purchase plan via Cyclescheme, whereby you can get 25-39% off a new bike, paying for it out of your salary on a monthly basis.

We also offer all staff an enhanced sick pay scheme.

Further details about the role

In 2023 the Vale Academy Trust is proud to be celebrating its 10th anniversary of building brilliant futures together.

The Vale Academy Trust is a workplace based on respect; this is supported by our Dignity at Work Policy and our Code of Conduct. We believe that everyone should be treated equally with courtesy and fairness.

Please do also take a look at our website, which outlines some of the initiatives happening across our Trust and you can hear some of our colleagues describing on video their unique professional journeys on the 'Work for Us' page.

Feel free to arrange a visit and to talk to some of our staff about working for the Trust.

Commitment to safeguarding

SAFER RECRUITMENT STATEMENT The Vale Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information. The Vale Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ communities.
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About Vale Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

In 2023 the Vale Academy Trust is proud to be celebrating its 10th anniversary of building brilliant futures together. The Vale Academy Trust comprises eight church and community schools based in the South Oxfordshire towns of Wantage and Abingdon; two secondary schools and six primary schools, none of which are more than 10 miles apart. We are shortly due to open a new primary school in Grove, St John's CE Primary School, part of the first 'all through' school in the area. This means we work closely together to achieve our vision: To be a family of schools recognised for providing exceptional, stimulating, inclusive learning opportunities in a safe, happy environment; To inspire the highest standards of achievement and personal growth for the young people in our schools and for everyone who works for the Trust; To work together and share excellent practice to support the learning needs of all within our local communities, well into the future. We believe in developing our people to be able to model the highest quality of teaching and leadership, growing and inspiring our own leaders and supporting the aspirations of our staff.

Arranging a visit to Vale Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hpittard@vale-academy.org.

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