Working with us
Why teach at The Williamson Trust
We passionately believe that when we work together as members of a supportive, cohesive community built on aspiration, high expectations, and pride in their own and each other’s achievements, there are no limits to what can be achieved. Our values and ethos are firmly rooted in traditional values with an uncompromising culture of no excuses, and we insist on high standards for staff and pupils. We mean this, we follow it and we refer to it every day because we believe in it. Every pupil matters, every pupil can achieve, every lesson counts. We make no excuses and we expect none from pupils or staff.
We offer staff a unique opportunity to experience other contexts and phases and to network with colleagues in other Trust schools. We will support you to be the best you can be. Great schools are built by committed staff who believe there is no ceiling to pupil’s achievement. We know our staff within our schools work hard and aim to recognise this wherever possible. For all staff we take professional development seriously and have created career pathways to help you map out your career aspirations. Additionally, we provide an array of professional development programmes for our staff including NQT, middle and senior leader programmes supported by the MTSA. In October, we offer pupils and staff a two-week half term.
We want our teachers to concentrate on what they do best – teach. We have clear, consistent behaviour systems and every teacher has their own classroom. Our teachers plan the curriculum together allowing them to share expertise as well as the workload. This enables our teachers to retain autonomy in planning to meet the needs of their classes thereby developing a creative approach to teaching and learning. Our pupils will strike you with their confidence, respectful and caring matter. Together teaching and support staff form part of a vibrant, inclusive team which is helping to change our pupils’ lives.
Our values and ethos are firmly rooted in traditional values with an uncompromising culture of no excuses, and we insist on high standards for staff and pupils. We mean this, we follow it and we refer to it every day because we believe in it. Every pupil matters, every pupil can achieve, every lesson counts.
- An outstanding classroom teacher looking to make a difference to children’s lives
- Looking for a real challenge and want to progress your career – we want to work with teachers who are ambitious for pupils and for self
- Want to be recognised professionally for your achievements and have access to professional development opportunities.
- Truly believe that pupils are at the centre of everything we do and are willing to support pupils to succeed and really care about them.
- Inspire pupils through the delivery of your teaching that empowers our pupils and allows them to unlock their potential to make the maximum progress.
We work in an external environment that is constantly changing where standards are incredibly high not only for our pupils but for our staff as well. Not only are we willing to invest in you but will do all we can to remove distractions and competing demands so that you can focus on teaching and learning.
What do we offer
We provide high quality professional development both within our academies and through Trust wide events. There is a mixture of in-day and twilight training which will increase your current knowledge and skills through targeted workshops. We have also developed a career matrix for teaching staff which sets out the different opportunities available to you alongside a variety of career paths. We are also part of the MTSA (Medway Teaching Schools Alliance) who run a number of programmes for teachers new to the profession through to leadership development programmes. All of which you will have access to.
On appointment we will discuss your specific career pathway using the career matrix to ensure that you are given the opportunities to succeed. This could include developing your practice as an NQT, and providing advice and guidance on possible career paths including, subject specialism, pastoral care or lead practitioner. Alternatively, you may see yourself as moving into leadership and as part of our succession planning processes your leadership talents will be identified and nurtured.
All of our teachers are important to us and for this reason we offer competitive salaries. However, we appreciate that some roles within our primary and secondary phase will attract a retention payment, particularly in areas which are hard to recruit. Our benefits page will provide you with more information on how we reward our staff together with copies of the career matrices.
This is our commitment to you.