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Akeley Wood School is a dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We educate around 800 children and have a progressive approach to teaching and learning. We look to recruit high calibre staff committed to achieving the highest standards and to actively take part in the school life. An energetic, flexible and empathic attitude is required with a strong belief that every child can acquire strategies to ensure they fulfil their true potential. Personal integrity, honesty, energy, stamina and enthusiasm are all essential attributes.

Current Vacancies

Akeley Wood Junior School are seeking to appoint a Part-Time, Term-Time only, Wrap-Around-Care Assistant based at our Wicken Park campus. You will be responsible for the delivery of safe, creative, appropriate activities and the general welfare of pupils in our After School Wrap-Around-Care. Candidates must have good communication skills and be a dedicated team player. This is a part-time position, working 3.30pm – 6.30pm Monday to Friday, during term time. Salary is dependent on age.

How to apply:
Please complete the attached application form. Email the completed application form with a supporting statement to seniorschool.careers@akeleywoodschool.co.uk
Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted, and we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancies before the advertised closed date.

Akeley Wood School is a dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We educate around 700 children across three campuses and have a progressive approach to teaching and learning. We look to recruit high calibre staff committed to achieving the highest standards and to actively take part in the school life.

We are seeking to appoint a full time Phase Leader for Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4) from September 2024. This role is based at our Wicken Park campus in rural Northamptonshire, near Milton Keynes.

The successful candidate will be committed to supporting children to achieve the very best they can through an engaging and inspiring curriculum. They will be innovative and creative in their teaching and be a strong team leader.

Benefits to working at Akeley Wood School:

  • Membership to the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave.
  • Access to My Staff Shop - £1,000’s of savings to be made across the year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme, operated through My Staff Shop.
  • 24/7 wellbeing support through Cognita Care First, our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Free school lunches.
  • A discount on fees for children at Akeley Wood School.

How to apply:

Please download and complete the application form below. Email the application form plus a covering letter to juniorschool.careers@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Please note: CVs are not acceptable for this role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 3rd May 2024, 5pm.


Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted, and we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancies before the advertised closed date.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Akeley Wood School is a dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We educate around 700 children across three campuses and have a progressive approach to teaching and learning. We look to recruit high calibre staff committed to achieving the highest standards and to actively take part in the school life.

We are seeking to appoint a full time Pre-School Teacher from September 2024. This role is based at our Wicken Park campus in rural Northamptonshire, near Milton Keynes.

The successful candidates will be committed to supporting children to achieve the very best they can through an engaging and inspiring curriculum. They will be innovative and creative in their teaching and be a strong team player.

This would be an excellent opportunity for an ECT, although we will consider teachers within the first 3 years of their career. The successful candidate would be supported by the Nursery Manager, work alongside our Reception team and be mentored, if an ECT, by our Assistant Head - Academic.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

Standards and Quality Assurance

  • To participate in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum and organisation of the school and the pastoral care of pupils.
  • To supervise daily lunch sessions and other break duties as timetabled.
  • To plan, monitor and support the work of Teaching Assistants.
Teaching and Learning
  • To be responsible for the education, welfare and personal care of pupils, have regard to the aims and objectives of Akeley Wood School policies.
  • To share in the responsibility for the discipline and pastoral care of the pupils, including the safeguarding and promoting of children's welfare.
  • To support the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, staff and other professionals in the preparation of schemes of work, lesson plans and school policies.
Assessing and Reporting
  • To assess, record, track and report on children's progress and attainment in line with school policy.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the children's individual profiles.
Benefits to working at Akeley Wood School:
  • Membership to the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave.
  • Access to My Staff Shop - £1,000’s of savings to be made across the year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme, operated through My Staff Shop.
  • 24/7 wellbeing support through Cognita Care First, our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Free school lunches.
  • A discount on fees for children at Akeley Wood School.
Salary: ECT up to M3

How to apply:

Please download and complete the application form below. Email the application form plus a covering letter to juniorschool.careers@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Please note: CVs are not acceptable for this role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 3rd May 2024, 5pm.


Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted, and we reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancies before the advertised closed date.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Akeley Wood Senior School is located across two historic sites in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside offering a stimulating setting for first class teaching and learning. Years 7 – 13 are taught across the two sites. A dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We strive for a holistic education at Akeley wood and achieve this through the supportive environment and diverse breadth of learning and development within our Senior School.

We are currently seeking a Head of Faculty for English & Media from September 2024. You will be able to lead, motivate and inspire staff and children. Experience of mentoring and supporting colleagues is essential. Good organisational and time management skills.

An energetic, flexible and empathic attitude is required with a strong belief that every child can acquire strategies to ensure they fulfil their true potential. Personal integrity, honesty, energy, stamina, enthusiasm are all essential attributes. To ensure that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered across all key stages (3-5).

To ensure that all pupils engage successfully in their learning and are able to make progress towards their agreed targets.

Benefits to working at Akeley Wood School:

  • Membership to the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave.
  • Access to My Staff Shop - £1,000’s of savings to be made across the year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme, operated through My Staff Shop.
  • 24/7 wellbeing support through Cognita Care First, our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Free school lunches.
  • A discount on fees for children at Akeley Wood School.

How to apply:

Please download and complete the application form below. Email the application form plus a covering letter to
seniorschool.careers@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Please note: CVs are not acceptable for this role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 10th May 2024, 5pm.


Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted and all supporting statements should be no longer than two A4 pages. We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancies before the advertised closed date.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Akeley Wood Senior School is located across two historic sites in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside offering a stimulating setting for first class teaching and learning. Years 7 – 13 are taught across the two sites. A dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We strive for a holistic education at Akeley wood and achieve this through the supportive environment and diverse breadth of learning and development within our Senior School.

We are currently seeking a Teacher of English for our English & Media Faculty from September 2024. You will be a motivated, well organised, and passionate in your subject to drive the continued success of the department.

An energetic, flexible and empathic attitude is required with a strong belief that every child can acquire strategies to ensure they fulfil their true potential. Personal integrity, honesty, energy, stamina, enthusiasm are all essential attributes.

To ensure that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered across all key stages (3-5).

To ensure that all pupils engage successfully in their learning and are able to make progress towards their agreed targets.

Benefits to working at Akeley Wood School:

  • Membership to the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave.
  • Access to My Staff Shop - £1,000’s of savings to be made across the year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme, operated through My Staff Shop.
  • 24/7 wellbeing support through Cognita Care First, our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Free school lunches.
  • A discount on fees for children at Akeley Wood School.

How to apply:

Please download and complete the application form below. Email the application form plus a covering letter to
seniorschool.careers@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Please note: CVs are not acceptable for this role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 10th May 2024, 5pm.


Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted and all supporting statements should be no longer than two A4 pages. We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancies before the advertised closed date.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Akeley Wood Senior School is located across two historic sites in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside offering a stimulating setting for first class teaching and learning. Years 7 – 13 are taught across the two sites. A dynamic and friendly place to work with opportunities for professional development. We strive for a holistic education at Akeley wood and achieve this through the supportive environment and diverse breadth of learning and development within our Senior School.

We are currently seeking a Teacher of Humanities (History/Politics specialism) to join our World Studies Faculty from September 2024.

To successfully teach Key Stage 3 Humanities including RS, to teach KS4 (GCSE) & KS5 (A Level) History. For candidates with experience to include the teaching of Politics (KS5). You will be a motivated, well organised, and passionate in your subject to drive the continued success of the department.

An energetic, flexible and empathic attitude is required with a strong belief that every child can acquire strategies to ensure they fulfil their true potential. Personal integrity, honesty, energy, stamina, enthusiasm are all essential attributes. To ensure that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered across all key stages (3-5).

To ensure that all pupils engage successfully in their learning and are able to make progress towards their agreed targets.

Benefits to working at Akeley Wood School:

  • Membership to the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS).
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave.
  • Access to My Staff Shop - £1,000’s of savings to be made across the year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme, operated through My Staff Shop.
  • 24/7 wellbeing support through Cognita Care First, our Employee Assistance Program.
  • Free school lunches.
  • A discount on fees for children at Akeley Wood School.

How to apply:

Please download and complete the application form below. Email the application form plus a covering letter to
seniorschool.careers@akeleywoodschool.co.uk

Please note: CVs are not acceptable for this role.

Deadline for applications: Friday 24th May 2024, 5pm.


Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted and all supporting statements should be no longer than two A4 pages. We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancies before the advertised closed date.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.