Gospel Oak School in Tipton (West Midlands) opened its doors in September 2008 and, since then, we have brought about a dramatic change in attitude of the local community due to the commitment demonstrated by our staff, our exceptional facilities, the experiences on offer to our students and the unique network of Fellows and the school has to offer. Our staff are a dedicated and committed team of professionals who help to create a very positive, motivating and supportive culture and ethos within the school.
The school is an oversubscribed and expanding 11-19 school with 1200 students (including Sixth Form). This will rise to over 1200 plus sixth form over the next four years. The school has been at the heart of our community since becoming an academy in 2008, and a member of the Central Region Schools Trust. The school joined the Central Region Schools Trust on October 1st 2017. Today we work together as a group of schools ensure the best possible educational outcomes for young people in our schools. We aim to ensure excellent test and examination results for our students, and ensure they are fully prepared for a happy and fulfilling life.
Gospel Oak School (previously RSA Academy) was judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted inspection in July 2016. The school is highly aspirational, boasting fantastic facilities for both students and staff, including a £5 million new build block, to enable expansion that opened in September.
We truly believe in the development of the whole child; Academic and competence development through an enriching curriculum both within and beyond the classroom.
Why work for Gospel Oak School?
As part of our commitment to develop outstanding teachers we are currently working in partnership with Teach Central to offer high quality schools direct places for trainee teachers.
We are committed to safeguarding our students and train all our interview panels in safer recruitment and all of our posts are subject to a number of checks and clearances as detailed below:
- Enhanced DBS clearance (exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act )
- Two satisfactory references (one from your last employer)
- Check on qualifications
- Qualified Teacher Status registration (for teaching staff only)
- Asylum & Immigration Act – Eligibility to work in the UK
Our people are our greatest asset. Because we all have a vested interest in Gospel Oak School, we expect a lot from each other:
- Personal responsibility
- High Ethics and integrity
- Dedication to high performance and commitment
- Passion about what we do
We are an inclusive school, with a deep rooted commitment to being the best we can be in every area of the workplace, we strive hard to ensure that teaching is of the very highest quality and that learning is challenging and engaging, being the very best we can be in every area of the workplace and in supporting the day to day working lives of our workforce.