Glenmoor & Winton Academies are part of United Learning, and fantastic schools to work in and be a part of. The academies are an important part of the community they serve and have made significant improvements over the past four years, with both Glenmoor and Winton judged as outstanding.
We offer fantastic professional development opportunities, highly competitive salaries, re-location allowances and an opportunity to work in one of the most successful Multi-Academy Trusts in the country.
‘High achievement - high standards' permeates all we say and do. If this is the kind of school you want to work in and you want to come and be a part of our exciting journey, I look forward to meeting you.
Glenmoor & Winton Academies motto is "High Achievement, High Standards". We believe that every child matters and every lesson counts, creating well rounded citizens achieving academic excellence. Glenmoor & Winton is a highly inclusive school that caters for the needs of all students. We ensure our most able students are stretched academically and students with special educational needs and disabilities are expertly supported, allowing the Academies to ensure the best in everyone.
Situated on one of the most beautiful parts of the South Coast, Glenmoor & Winton Academies are two successful, single sex academies that benefit from a shared campus and teaching staff.
With both academies judged as securely Good in the summer of 2015 and well on their way to becoming Outstanding, this is an excellent time to become part of the team.
A unified approach to teaching and learning is manifest across both schools with a Senior Leadership Team praised for their "pursuit of excellence for all students". The "shared determination to succeed at the highest levels" is apparent amongst both pupils and staff at these schools which, since becoming academies in 2013, have demonstrated significant improvement to create an "outstanding learning experience" for students.
As part of United Learning, Glenmoor & Winton's progress is overseen by Dame Sally Coates, United Learning's Director of Southern Secondary Academies. The academies form a cluster of United Learning schools and academies in the area and work together with these and other schools to great effect. Partnerships are underway in terms of sport, teaching and learning, pupil experience and there is a strong focus on CPD for staff at all levels.
I am currently in my second year at Glenmoor and Winton, after completing my training year here at the Academies last year. For me, it was an easy decision that I would apply to remain at the Academies for my NQT year. The staff and students have all been nothing but welcoming since day 1. The transition to NQT year has been seamless and I feel fully and constantly supported by my colleagues and senior leadership alike. One of the best parts of working at Glenmoor and Winton for a new teacher is the commitment to CPD and the training programmes that are so comprehensive. I love being able to pick areas that I feel I want to develop in and attend CPD sessions with all levels of staff where we are supporting each other and encouraged to always try to look for new ways to improve our teaching. It is this dedication to keep pushing ourselves as teachers all the way through our careers that means that our students are being educated by the best teachers in the area, and I am proud to be one of them.
Katie Jones, NQT
This is my 12th year at Glenmoor and Winton academies and I have loved every minute. This place is very different from when I first started but the outcome has always been the same - high achievement and high standards and I have been along for the ride. I have had many opportunities to take on several middle management roles and been encouraged, supported, and mentored during each. I have had the pleasure of being a HOY for 7 years, Deputy in PE and my newest role Head of Department. Along with this I have worked closely with UL to produce resources and lessons for the United Learning hub. Without the opportunities I have had at the academies none of this would be possible as I have built confidence and improved subject knowledge through ongoing CPD and courses. We are always being challenged and pushed to be the best we can be, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I often get asked will I ever leave Glenmoor and Winton? This is a very simple and quick answer – NO because of the staff but most importantly the students. The students at Glenmoor and Winton are what makes me the teacher I am today, and I am #GWPROUD.
Sarah Bowen, Head of Department
I have taught at Glenmoor & Winton Academies for five years. Throughout my time here I have seen leaders at all levels seek improvement for themselves and our students. Staff are encouraged to be reflective on their practice and responsive to the needs of our well-mannered and dedicated students. Personally, I have benefitted from the schools excellent CPD model; witnessing excellent practitioners at work and having the opportunity to discuss T&L on a daily basis. The model allows staff to progress at their own rates, with lots of support available throughout the year. Overall, I have enjoyed my time at the school and am proud to work at such a high performing institution.
Sam Lanahan, Lead Practitioner
I have worked at the Academies for 15 years and I have seen a huge change over the years especially when we became part of the United Learning team. The teamwork at the Academies is beyond belief, every member of staff has an important role and I believe we all care about each and every pupil. Working together we have created an atmosphere of dedicated learning. Pupils and staff all work together to achieve a fantastic outcome for themselves and others. I have always been lucky to be able to tell people I truly do love my job.
Sarah Peryer, Learning Coach
Since arriving at Glenmoor and Winton academies, I feel proud to work in a thoroughly inclusive school that truly strives to support and reward the individual students. Working at the academies over the past year has incrementally improved my personal development; I feel supported in each action as a teacher and am given every opportunity to better my teaching practice. The incredible pastoral and behaviour team bestow the necessary confidence for me to fully utilise the policies in the school; the effect on students’ learning is palpable and beneficial. As head of Ennis house, it is my privilege to work with students who are zealous and ardent about charity events and competitions – their enthusiasm is boundless. Not only this, but even the staff are perpetually driven to help students and get involved at every opportunity. Indeed, the academies work their very hardest to achieve the best for their students and I’m elated to say they succeed.
Elliot Pottle, Head of House
Here at United Learning, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. Because we are a group, we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits.
We are working with Perkbox to offer employees over 250 exclusive benefits, all through their easy-to-access platform and app. Featuring a huge range of perks, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off meals out at restaurants nationwide, and savings on food, technology and clothes shopping, the unique website and app have been designed to add value to every lifestyle.
Other benefits include:
- A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local
- Occupational sick pay;
- Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the United Learning Institute.
- Cycle to work scheme
- Dining savings
- Gym savings
- Retail savings
- The opportunity to work in Academies that are making rapid progress;
- The unique opportunity to teach both boys and girls but single sex lessons;
- Access to high quality in-house CPD as well as the opportunity to work with external providers such as
- NCSL, PiXL and professional leadership coaches;
- The chance to work in Academies where teaching and learning is high on the agenda and staff are:
- encouraged to constantly experiment, develop and reflect on their practice;
- The opportunity to work with dedicated students who have high aspirations;
- The opportunity to work with friendly, supportive support staff, teachers and leaders.
By joining Glenmoor & Winton Academies you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.
The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.
The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.