News and Articles

The latest news, articles, features and blogs from around the trust.

Class Teacher – Poppyfield Primary Academy

Poppyfield Primary Academy is a brand new free school in Cannock which in September will have Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes. The school will continue to grow one year group each academic year.

We are looking to appoint a permanent teacher to teach our first year 1 class.

We welcome applications from teachers with a range of experience however this post would not be suitable for an NQT.  The position will allow the successful candidate to be part of a small team and grow with the school as it reaches its full capacity.

For full details please click the links below.

Class Teacher – VPA

Victoria Park Academy is a growing 3 form entry Primary school in Smethwick and the lead academy of Victoria Academies Trust. The trust aims to build a family of outstanding schools who share a passion for powerful, immersive and creative learning. We are looking to appoint a class teacher to work within the school and welcome applications from teachers with a range of experience. The class year will be dependent upon experience and skills. 

For full details please click the links below.

Head of IT / Network Manager

A unique opportunity exists to join Victoria Academies Trust and Victoria Park as Head of IT and Academy Network Manager. Victoria Academies Trust is a well-established, high-performing MAT that operates (and sponsors) eight academies across the region, including Birmingham, Sandwell, Staffordshire, Walsall and Worcestershire LA with our first free school due to open in September 2019.

For full details please click the links below.

Head of Teaching and Learning

Victoria Academies Trust are seeking a Head of Teaching and Learning to work across all nine schools. The role will include supporting individuals and teams with planning and delivery of core and foundation subjects across the primary age range, including where appropriate team teaching and bespoke coaching.
It will also include developing packages of support for Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teachers, both in school, and at Trust level; leading on our ‘Pathways’ model in this area.

For full details please click the links below.

Ballot Street Spice Video

Watch Ballot Street Spice (a new young-person led social enterprise to come out of Victoria Park Primary Academy) take to the streets of Smethwick with Cocoso the Camel to collect spice stories through the generations, as part of their latest project, 'Memories of Spice from Smethwick'.

The DfE wants to change EYFS

Ofsted's recent report into the Reception year is misguided and is a sign of things moving backwards at the inspection body, says this director of EYFS

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