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Working at Woodlands Primary School

Safer Recruitment

All applicants for any post within Woodlands Primary School will be subject to detailed recruitment checks including reference checks, DBS checks and prohibition checks. All short-listing procedures include safer recruitment checks and further checks may be undertaken where necessary.

If you believe in high expectations for EVERY child, are resilient and have a great work ethic then we want to hear from you. With an exceptional staff offer in school, a high quality curriculum, talented staff members to support you and many opportunities to work trust-wide (including an annual trust conference with keynote speakers), Woodlands Primary School could be the right place for you.

What can

we offer you?

  • An outstanding staff profile. We have excellent teachers, teaching assistants and a specialised team working with children with complex needs.
  • A forward thinking Senior Leadership Team, who are relentlessly focused on improving outcomes for children.
  • A trust curriculum framework and assessment, based on research and the knowledge of our pupils. 
  • Many CPD opportunities both within school and across the trust.
  • Fantastic children who are courteous, polite and a pleasure to teach!

What do we expect from our staff team?

Together, we learn better. We ensure we are all ‘on the same page’ at Woodlands. To make this happen, we are consistent with our teaching and learning approaches and want to be the best we can be. This is what helps our children learn best. Alongside this, we expect staff to be innovative, creative and excel in the delivery of our curriculum.

We will give you

You must

Coaching opportunities to support yourself and others. We provide realistic, but high, expectations on you as a practitioner.

Want the best for all pupils in school, every minute of every day. You will go the extra mile to achieve this.

A reduced workload by ridding un-necessary tasks, including extensive written marking.

Set high personal goals and have high expectations of others (children and adults).

Time for staff to plan, prepare and assess for what is most important – children’s learning.

Be clear on the path you want to take for your own career and use the support of others to achieve this.

The ability to think, perform and reflect as an individual, is a skill we carefully teach children at Woodlands. As a member of staff, you are also expected to maintain these standards.

We will give you           

You must

An ambitious curriculum, carefully planned but with scope for you to add your own teaching style.

Come to work each and every day feeling positive and confident about your abilities and be ready to grow, learn and inspire.

An excellent staff who are dedicated to everything that they do.

Be warm and welcoming to all staff, children and parents

A wonderful group of children who are very sociable and welcoming.

Show a growth mindset in all tasks and challenges, and take these on with a smile!

When you feel inspired, you are more able to take risks, move out of your comfort zone and try something new. Teaching and learning is an area where risks can be taken each and every day, to ensure that new and exciting opportunities are given to the children.

We will give you

You must

Time to read, trial and develop research based strategies in your classrooms, and through Professional Development Meetings.

Read widely yourself as a practitioner, being aware of new and exciting research and share this with other staff.

The opportunity to share effective practice in classrooms and to visit other colleagues.

Be outward facing and passionate about trying new things and taking risks.

Adhere to 35 hours of development time per teacher and assess its effectiveness.

Use research to trial what works well in classrooms.

Support behavioural expectations throughout school, including staff expertise and a tailored curriculum offer for those who need it.

Ensuring your professional behaviours display everything we expect of children (including behaviour and attendance).

The Mercia Learning Trust is invested in the staff that work for them. For more information on how we do this, please visit their webpage by clicking here.

View our Staff Vacancies page here

If you are interested in joining the Woodlands team, or would like to visit the school or discuss any queries, please contact the school office.