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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.

About Sir Robert Woodard

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 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 of faith, unity and vision and are determined to inspire young people to make a difference.

Our Christian ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to our students.  We prioritise inclusion and value individuals and our academies welcome students and staff of all faiths and none.

We excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths.   Our aim is to offer students a first-class education and teach them real-life skills that will provide lifelong benefits.  We are passionate about enrichment and the development of the whole person, so our schools and academies run extensive sporting, music, arts, community and charity programmes. Duke of Edinburgh and programmes through The National Citizenship Service feature strongly in our academies.   

Working For Us


It is our strategic aim to be an employer of choice and we are well on the way to achieving this. Employee engagement and wellbeing is very important to us. In a recent employee engagement survey with a response rate of 85%, over 70% of our people told us that:

  • “Woodard Academies are good places to work”
  • “They have the skills and training to do their jobs well”
  • “They have a shared understanding of what they are seeking to achieve”
  • “They are proud of what they achieve”
  • Our staff also told us where we need to improve and we are actively working together to address these issues.

Induction and Career Development:

  • Induction and a strong programme of in-house training
  • A mentor programme for all newly qualified teachers
  • Teaching Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP delivered with SSAT)
  • Active collaborative networks

Pay and Conditions:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme with high levels of employer contribution
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment
  • Generous holiday entitlement or term time working
  • Employee Support

Strong and visionary professionals who:

  • Are committed to the Trust’s ethos and values
  • Can contribute to bringing our academies to standards of excellence
  • Are passionate about making a difference
  • Have the capacity to inspire and lead

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