To work at Edgar Wood Academy you must aspire to be an outstanding colleague and be willing to share and learn.  Above all else, all staff must like all young people and aspire to make them outstanding citizens who have real self-belief and feel good about themselves.  Edgar Wood Academy is no place for cynics and we wish to appoint positive people who want to make a difference.  Clearly, working here will be demanding.  However, we assure you that as a colleague you will be of great value and importance and in return, it is our intention to provide staff with excellent support, a professional development programme to support you with your future career aspirations and the resources to carry out a first class job. 

The school has recently moved into a modern, state-of-the-art building, with stunning views of the local countryside, but within easy access of several motorway links.  We can offer the opportunity to shape and develop a curriculum which will capture students’ interests, provoke serious thinking and develop their intellectual curiosity. The curriculum will be culturally relevant to our students and will serve to develop social attitudes and behaviours, celebrate British values and ensure that students have an inclusive approach to their local and global communities. Edgar Wood Academy have an extensive enrichment programme which will ensure that all pupils are engaged in a curriculum suffused with memorable experiences and rich opportunities for learning. 

Edgar Wood Academy is part of the Altus Education Partnership and as such our staff benefit from a wide range of support and development within a collaborative community.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In accordance with the recommendations set out in KCSIE the Trust carries out online searches on shortlisted candidates​

Edgar Wood Academy Vacancies

- Second in Science

- Teacher of Spanish or French


Second in Science

Required September 2023

Salary: MPS/UPS scale + TLR2a – TLR2b (£3,017 - £5,028)


Join us on our mission to provide a transformation education for the students of Heywood and Middleton, which opened its doors in September 2021. The school has recently moved into a modern, state-of-the-art building offering stunning views of the countryside, coupled with a convenient access to several motorway links and state of the art science classrooms to support the delivery of outstanding science practical’s/demos. Through your contribution, we aspire to enrich, empower, and support the local community of Middleton and Heywood. This role would suit a passionate and dynamic individual with an unbridled passion for teaching the Science curriculum. This is an exciting time to join Edgar Wood Academy as we are a new and expanding school with an intake of 300 students (180 in Year 7 and 120 in Year 8).

We would love for you to visit our school to discuss the post and have a tour of our new building on one of our open events at 15:30pm on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th or Friday the 31st March 2023.  Should you wish to attend one of these, please email our Head of Science –

Science Department

At Edgar Wood Academy, our Science Department is more than just a group of subject specialists – it’s a growing team of inspirational individuals who have dedicated themselves to providing our students with an exceptional learning experience. From our passionate Science Technician to our committed subject experts, every member of our team is driven by a desire to unlock the full potential of our students. We believe that every student and staff member deserve ample opportunities to explore the fascinating and diverse fields of Science, to ask and answer complex questions, and to understand how science has evolved over time and its potential for the future. This is supported by utilising CPD and access to  professional information from supporting bodies such as STEM, ASE, RSC, RSB, IOP & CLEAPPS.

As an educator in our Science Department, you will have the unique opportunity to shape and develop a novel curriculum that captures the hearts and minds of our students, provoke critical thinking, and improve scientific and intellectual curiosity. Our culturally relevant curriculum is currently being designed to develop social attitudes and behaviour, celebrate British values, and encourage students to have an inclusive approach to their local and global communities. Our KS3 Science curriculum is designed to offer a comprehensive study of all three disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), with increasing complexity and breadth as students’ progress throughout each year.  To ensure consistency across all classes, our curriculum is centrally planned, whilst still allowing the Teacher the freedom to inject their own expertise and creativity into the delivery of those lessons. Students sit 3 assessments a year during KS3 and frequently complete low-stakes activities that support Teacher judgement of student progress.

Application Pack - EWA - Second in Science

Closing Date: Monday 17th April 2023 at 12.00 noon

Interviews: Week Commencing 17th April 2023


Teacher of Spanish or French

Required September 2023

Salary: Main Teacher Pay Scale


We are seeking to recruit a Teacher of Spanish or French in a new school which opened its doors in September 2021, and which serves the local community in Middleton and Heywood.  This role would suit a proactive and resilient person with a passion for teaching the MFL curriculum.

Edgar Wood Academy’s MFL Department is made up of a team of two highly experienced subject specialists who are committed to providing an outstanding languages curriculum. We are reflective practitioners who collaboratively plan the curriculum with the relevant pedagogy in mind.

We are passionate about ensuring progress for all pupils by delivering an ambitious curriculum that develops pupils’ oracy skills and helps them to become articulate speakers who can use the language confidently, valuing communication over perfection.  We strive to ensure pupils understand the wealth of opportunities that learning a language can bring to their lives. Our curriculum has been carefully sequenced so that vocabulary is systematically taught and consistently revisited to empower pupils to use the language in a wide range of contexts. Classes are mixed ability in both Year 7 and Year 8. In Year 7, pupils learn about personality, school and free time and build upon their knowledge in Year 8 through the topics of local area, holidays, and festivals.

This is an exciting time to join Edgar Wood Academy as we are an expanding school with an intake of 300 students (180 in Year 7 & 120 in Year 8).

Application Pack - EWA - Teacher of Spanish or French

Closing Date:  Monday 17th April 2023 at 12 noon

Interviews: Wednesday 19th April 2023