Progress Assistant

Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy, Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton City Council (Grade 4) - £20,092 - £21,748 (pro rata for Term Time only)
22 Feb 2021
22 Mar 2021
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We are offering an exceptional opportunity for a talented and inspirational member of staff to join an ambitious team who are focused on securing outstanding provision for our students.

Wednesfield High Academy is situated in the north-east area of Wolverhampton. There are approximately 900 students attending the academy including 100 in our Sixth Form. This is an extremely exciting time to join us on our journey to becoming an outstanding academy. We are an academy that is growing in numbers and have been oversubscribed for the past two years. We are currently launching our new University of Wolverhampton Multi-Academy Trust Sixth Form, merging two of the most successful Sixth Forms for student progress within the city of Wolverhampton and operating out of two campuses to create ‘Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow’. We are extremely proud that the academic progress our A Level students made in 2019 was the highest in the city.

The Academy has strong links with the University of Wolverhampton who are our Academy Sponsor, bringing a range of professional learning opportunities which are funded as a benefit of employment. The successful candidate would have the chance to work with Trust Academies and a University. Full support and mentoring will be in place to support the successful candidate in their own career development.

We have a committed, talented teams of staff who work exceptionally hard to ensure the success and enjoyment of students.

We aim to ensure that our community, as a whole, show these values in everything that they do.

If you feel that you have the drive and commitment to add to our SEND capacity, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are seeking to appoint a talented, energetic and inspirational Progress Assistant to support our SEND provision

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a secure understanding of how to raise attainment levels for all our students and support them in making progress to achieve excellent outcomes. The candidate must be able to show ways of improving attitudes to learning within an education setting.

Should you wish to visit or discuss the role further please contact the Head of School Mrs Niki Carpenter via

Skills and Experience

A relevant degree and QTS

Previous experience of teaching Computer Science at KS3, 4 and 5

Experience of strategies / interventions to ensure students make outstanding progress

Motivational and keen to improve provision for our students

Be able to establish successful relationships at all levels

Maintain effective communications

Demonstrate appropriate inter-personal skills

Ability to prioritise time effectively

Self-confidence and presence

Personal impact, commitment, enthusiasm and integrity

Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse academy population

Willingness to maintain their professional development

Closing date - 22nd March 2021.

This is an excellent chance to join our Academy and we would encourage prospective applicants to come and take an informal tour of our wonderful building.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has not been successful.

The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

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