Welcome to Windsor Academy Trust, known as the WAT family. At WAT our purpose is to unlock academic and personal potential of our children and young people; it’s at the core of everything we do. We couldn’t do this without our employees, which is why at WAT the development, well-being and voice of our employees is critical to our success.
Being part of a family enables collaboration and innovation, whilst our holistic approach to education means you can be part of an organisation that recognises the importance of sustainability, changing lives and bettering communities. We are proud of what we do and what we have achieved; so please come join us and help us be even greater.
If you are interested in employment opportunities with Windsor Academy Trust please email us email@example.com you will be added to our talent pool and notified should a relevant opportunities arise.
Established in 2011 with Windsor High School and Sixth Form, our family has grown to twelve successful schools. We currently have seven primary schools and five secondary schools in the West Midlands all located within 45 minutes of each other. Our family reach will be expanding with two new secondary free schools due to open within the next few years and further plans for growth.
We put children at the heart of everything that we do, delivering excellent education to 7,500 students aged 2 to 18 by nearly 1,100 committed and talented staff.
We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved over our first 10 years. Building on our first 10 years and striving to reach new frontiers, we have developed a compelling new strategy that will power WAT into the second decade.
We strive to be an employer of choice and feature as a case study in Sir David Carter and Laura McInerney’s book, Leading Academy Trusts: Why some fail, but most don’t. You can read the case study here.
The graphic below illustrates ‘What makes WAT WAT’- it outlines are aims, values and the five big moves that enable us to unlock academic and personal potential.
Our values are at the heart of everything that we do, and a way of working that inspires us to achieve our aims. Our five big moves are the turbo boosters that focus our efforts and drive us to succeed. Collectively, this provides a clear vision and shared understanding that is displayed across the WAT family every day.
You can read more here about how we are 'Powering into the Second Decade'
We provide members of the WAT family with a range of benefits to show that we value and support our employees.
At WAT we recognise the importance of the well-being of our employees, not only from a legal and health perspective but because of the impact it has in turn upon the provision we deliver to our students and young people. We do this by:
WAT is committed to developing and sustaining a workforce representative of society and it strives to provide a fair, equitable and positive work environment where differences are valued and respected.
As a result, we are currently developing our Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Plan and Strategy. In addition, we are looking to undertake workshops with our employees so that their feedback can inform our strategy and plan.
We are extremely passionate about continuous professional learning, so much so we have a large section of our website dedicated to explaining the kind of opportunities available to our people. You can read more about this here:
WAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This is demonstrated in our recruitment process by incorporating safeguarding responsibilities into all of our job descriptions. monitoring application forms for any discrepancies/gaps in their employment history as well as questioning candidates’ understanding of child safeguarding procedures.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please note it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
We have a number of policies and procedures that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our child protection policy which can be viewed here