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Erdington Academy Vacancies 

Thank you for showing an interest in joining Erdington Academy, part of Fairfax Multi- Academy Trust. Since joining Fairfax Multi Academy Trust in 2016, we have been on an improvement journey to ensure all students regardless of background or needs has the exposure and opportunities to ensure they

realised their ambitions. Everything we do is underpinned by our Trust’s values; Ambition, Dedication, Integrity, Excellence and Tradition. Our rewards and recognition systems, policies and processes are all defined by these values and our mission of Enriching Lives and Transform Futures.

We are an Academy with just over 900 students from Year 7 to Year 11. Located in the north of Birmingham, the Academy serves students who live in the immediate locality, with close to 60% from a disadvantaged background, 14% on the SEND register and 32% EAL.

This is an exciting time for you to become a vital part in Erdington Academies journey. In 2023 recognition was received for the continuation of year on year improvements, strong year 11 outcomes and a Ofsted judgement of Good in all areas. We believe this is just the end of the first chapter of our journey.

The current focus within the Academy is on ensuring participation and engagement through high quality teaching. CPD is focused on ensuring each individual member of staff continues to develop and improve in their roles and has access to a range of high quality developmental opportunities.

Staff care deeply about each other and our students, this starts with good behaviours and attitudes, this will always prioritise instilling positive behaviour and attitudes of our students, and the consistent application of expectations by all stakeholders. Our students are well behaved, the key reasons for this is that positive behaviour is not taken for granted and expectations are always modelled and re-enforced by all staff. The staff have genuine care and passion for the Academy and the community it serves. We work at pace to ensure the best education can be delivered on a daily basis and the resources required to bring about the necessary improvements are being made available, over the past few years we have renewed our library,
arts, music, drama and food spaces, and a programme of classroom renovation is in place. We are never complacent, we are continually reviewing and refining our practice to ensure students have the best opportunities. 

It is also an exciting time to join the Trust as we are now entering the next phase of our development, having established ourselves as a mature MAT. We have attracted and recruited a wide range of experienced central leaders who have worked in a range of different Trusts. Given this, and the extensive connectivity of members of the Central Team with other leading Trusts across the country, FMAT is very well placed to build on its existing strengths.

 Staff at all levels have a strong network within the Trust to collaborate with, share practice and grow. For the right person, joining our Academy will provide an opportunity to fulfil their vocational passion, whilst making a real impact, “enriching the lives, and transforming the futures” of our young people. They deserve nothing less than the best.

 I hope from reviewing the following information you feel Erdington is a place you would feel valued and want to come and make a difference for our students.

Simon Mallet | Principal

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Employee Benefits

We are committed to making FMAT a great place to work.  As part of this we offer the following benefits to all employees:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perkbox Wellness Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Green Car Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Technology Scheme
  • Perkbox Discount Platform
  • Recognition scheme
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Onsite parking
Safer Recruitment

FMAT is committed to providing the highest level of education and care to its students and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

FMAT recognises that the safe recruitment of its staff in the Trust is essential to safeguard the children in attendance. It is our duty to prevent unsuitable people from working with children – ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with children.

Safer practice in recruitment means thinking about and including issues relating to child protection and safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children at every stage of the process and for all people being recruited.  

For all posts, enquiries will be made with previous employers about whether a safeguarding concern has been raised against you.

View our Trust Candidate Pack  for more information

Here’s just a snapshot of what our employees have to say about working for Erdington Academy…

“I really enjoy working for Erdington Academy. Being an Office Manager is a real mixture of responsibility and fulfilment, where no day is ever the same!”

Julie Colvin | Office Manager

“I consider Erdington Academy a family, a home and most of all it is a place where you learn, develop and can build on your professional skills.”

Mollie Duncanson | Art and Design Teacher