Talent pools

We are always on the look out for new talent to join our school.

If you are interested in working within a school in our trust or wish to work at our head office, but cannot see a current vacancy applicable, please register your interest and join a talent pool that suits your skills.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share in this commitment.

All posts within our schools will be subject to full vetting and safeguarding checks and successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check prior to starting work.

Please submit your CV to a talent pool below.


Part of Woodard Academies

Sir Robert Woodard Academy (SRWA), part of the Woodard Academies Trust, is a thriving 11–18 academy serving primarily the students of Lancing, Sompting and West Shoreham. We are committed to ensuring that every student is known and nurtured and is provided with teaching and learning experiences that allows them to fulfil their potential.   We believe that students are engaged and achieve when the environment is both caring and orderly, with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life.

Our core principles are based upon the educational, spiritual, moral and social and cultural development of our students. We seek to ‘educate’ our students so that they are equipped to succeed in their chosen career and make an active contribution to the further development of the communities in which they both live and work.

Our aspiration is for ‘our’ academy to make a difference to not only individual students, but also ‘our’ community. We look forward to working with all our partners in generating a learning and ambitious community where students are confident, articulate, self-assured and are excited by the possibilities available to them.

Woodard Academies Trust

Faith, Unity and Vision are the three words that capture the very essence of a Woodard education

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Woodard Academies Trust is an education charity formed in 2007 to deliver an academy programme on behalf of Woodard Schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos and vision: to inspire young people to make a difference.

Woodard currently sponsors five academies across the UK.          

The Woodard family of schools and academies provides many inter-school opportunities; the sharing of best practice and a strength and expertise within education. Their pioneering heritage places much emphasis on leadership and personal development. From attractive, welcoming environments to modern facilities, a Woodard education offer a rich variety of extra-curricular activities, professional teaching and effective pastoral care.

About us

What we stand for

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We promote a safe environment that enables students to be confident learners and to experience success. We develop a passion for learning within each student through our innovative teaching methods with the aim of creating independent young people who are driven to learn and succeed.

Every student is valued, recognised as an individual and encouraged to develop his or her individual interests and strengths regardless of ability.  Students are taught in ability groups which enables effective targeting of needs and includes provision for gifted and talented students and those with learning difficulties. Each student’s progress is regularly monitored by their Chapter Progress Manager and tutor, with targets set and reviewed to ensure sustained high performance.

"Our aim is to be recognised as a centre of excellence where learning is fun and high standards are achieved."

We desire to work in partnership with parents and carers to best support our young people to be successful in their learning and to progress throughout their time at the Academy.


Central to our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is based on high expectations, inspirational leadership and increasingly personalised learning pathways, leading to improved educational achievements and enhanced opportunities as our young people prepare for, and move into, adult life.

We focus on ensuring a first-class holistic education that stimulates, challenges and develops the whole person, and enables each individual student to achieve in all areas of their school life.  We ensure that they keep pace with national and international developments, providing students with the real-life skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Alongside outstanding teaching and learning, we provide a huge range of extra-curricular activities that develop new interests and skills, celebrate all aspects of learning, and challenge young people to move out of their comfort zone.

"Our aim is to be recognised as a centre of excellence where learning is fun and high standards are achieved."

Our Values

Our values are rooted in our Christian ethos and are central to our vision.

We reflect respect for diversity, care for our local and global community and act as stewards to preserve and value our environment.

Our curriculum as well as our enrichment activities embody British values and responsible citizenship.

In unity we work together as a family, showing love and respect for others, confidence in ourselves, and pride in our achievements.

Our Location

Lancing, West Sussex

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Upper Boundstone Lane,
West Sussex,
BN15 9QZ

Telephone: 01903 767434