November 3, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking an exceptional leader with a deep knowledge of and passion for Geography.
Working Pattern
Full Time • Permanent
Closing Date
December 02, 2022


We are seeking an exceptional leader with a deep knowledge of and passion for Geography, untiring dedication, and high expectations of all children to assist in the further development and growth of our Academy.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a high performing team who believe in committing to strong relationships and striving for the best outcomes for our students. This role will require huge amounts of resilience, perseverance for the long haul and a constant drive for innovative excellence. However, this is also a role that will be incredibly rewarding and will offer exciting progression for the future.

 You will have: 

  • A degree-level qualification and Qualified Teacher Status.
  • The ability to teach to GCSE standard.
  • The ability to coach and motivate colleagues to achieve individual and collective targets.
  • Experience of sustained delivery of outstanding attainment and achievement.
  • Experience of innovation and creativity to engage, enthuse and progress learners.

About the School:

The Wellington Academy is an ambitious, growing, and inclusive 11-18 school (proud member of the Ascend Learning Trust) based on the edge of the beautiful Salisbury Plain. It serves the young people of Tidworth and Ludgershall as well as the surrounding villages. The school is graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted (March 2016) and in our recent Challenge Partners Review the school was graded as ‘Effective’ in all areas. Our vision is for all our students to become ‘Inquisitive, Ambitious, and Independent’ young people.

The school was opened in 2009 and, we are fortunate to enjoy outstanding facilities. We currently have nearly 1100 students on roll, and this includes a growing Sixth Form. We are one of the few schools in the country to offer state boarding in our purpose-built Boarding house (our boarding provision is graded Outstanding by Ofsted).

To apply for this role, please ensure that you complete our application form from our website or alternatively email to obtain this form to complete and return this to us, as we do not accept CV’s.

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.

Closing Date: Friday 2 December 2022

Interview Date: Wednesday 7 December 2022

Please note if we receive enough applications, we may close this job role earlier.

Safeguarding Statement:

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.

 Please note: Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.

 In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence

 References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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