Take the next step in your secondary teaching career with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust

Join senior leaders from Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and its five secondary academies on Wednesday 11 January 2023, at West Bromwich Collegiate Academy from 4.30pm to 7pm to discover the secondary teaching opportunities available in a growing multi-academy trust.

Attracting passionate, enthusiastic and talented teachers who are committed to providing the very best education for their communities is the latest challenge facing the profession, after a rollercoaster two years of the pandemic.

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, which currently has nine schools in the Black Country, with three more due to open in the next two years, prides itself on embracing challenges and adapting to do things differently.

By opening its doors to prospective teachers in January it hopes to attract new talent for its growing secondary schools, including Shireland CBSO Academy, opening in 2023 in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

The Trust aims to provide an outstanding education across its settings, providing curriculum and enrichment activities that are innovative and inspiring for students.

All Trust secondary academies follow the well-established Literacy for Life curriculum at Key Stage 3. As well as covering the national curriculum, this thematic and competency-based programme is technology- and experience-rich and provides an excellent foundation for Key Stage 4. Students who have been taught through Literacy for Life have consistently topped the authorities’ value-added charts. Students are taught the programme by the same teacher, allowing students and families a single point of contact in school for and their academic and pastoral wellbeing.

Sir Mark Grundy, CEO of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust said, “Education is a constantly evolving sector and as a Trust we pride ourselves on making sure we can adapt to face challenges head on. We listen to our staff and want them to be able to use their expertise effectively and do what they do best – teach. We empower them to do this by providing supportive environments, great facilities and ensuring their health and wellbeing are looked after.

“We are a local trust, and pride ourselves on serving the communities that we are part of. All of our academies are based within an hour’s drive of each other in the Black Country enabling us to offer our staff a variety of experiences across the Trust. We place a strong emphasis on our CPD offering and the collaborative opportunities that staff experience are second-to-none.

“We are a forward-thinking, innovative Trust that makes effective use of the latest technology to make a positive difference to the learning outcomes of our students supporting all abilities. We value learning, and we want our expert staff to excel professionally and give their best to our students.

“I hope that you consider coming to teach with us and joining us on Wednesday 11 January to find out more.”

Guests should register for the event by emailing recruitment@shirelandcat.net.