Why work for us?
"At Evelyn Grace Academy we believe all our students can achieve excellence. Our students deserve the very best teachers and resources available to help them reach their potential and become leaders of tomorrow in every walk of life.”
Devon Hanson, Principal
Why work at Evelyn Grace Academy?
Evelyn Grace Academy opened in 2008 and moved into its award-winning building on Shakespeare Road in 2010. Evelyn Grace Academy was judged as good by Ofsted in 2014, and now we are striving to be outstanding in every category. Whether they are moving into higher education or starting a career, we want to make sure that every student that leaves our school has been well prepared both academically and socially. We exist to transform the life chances of our students.
Training and development at Evelyn Grace Academy
You will receive high levels of support from the school with a strong focus on staff development. Individual action plans and SMART targets are put in place to positively impact our staff's achievement and career progression. Our training doesn’t stop once you reach a certain level or learn a certain skill – we’ll support you throughout your whole career, from starting out as a trainee to running your own school.
Support at Evelyn Grace Academy
We understand the importance of our staff's wellbeing and offer a variety of social activities from yoga sessions to netball matches to reflexology. We acknowledge our staff's hard work and award a "Hero of the Week", to recognise the dedication and commitment of the team.
Students at Evelyn Grace Academy
At Evelyn Grace we have high expectations of all our students and are committed to empowering them to achieve excellence and reach their full potential. Students at Evelyn Grace Academy enjoy coming to school and are proud to act as ambassadors in the local community. The Principal praises this positive attitude by reading out letters from local people who have been impressed by our students' behaviour, outlook and mutual respect for each other.
At Evelyn Grace we have a clear behaviour management system across the school to allow our staff to concentrate on what they do best; teaching. One strategy is our "passports", where students are given prizes for demonstrating the qualities listed in the passport. This is a simple and easy system to follow and students take pride in their passports.
More training days
In order to deliver the best training and network events, we offer twice as many training days as standard.
Three times a year, people working in specific roles or subject areas get together to share best practice and deepen their subject knowledge with peers from across the Ark network.
Ark online training
Our online, cloud-based learning platform supports your development - delivering exciting content straight to you, from exemplary teaching video clips to best practice resources.
Your school will develop and deliver its own training sessions which are responsive to need.
You’ll work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and cities, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.
Train to teach in this school
Are you interested in training to become a teacher at Evelyn Grace Academy? Find out more at arkteachertraining.org.