Recruitment FAQs

What are the benefits of working at Wardle Academy?

Staff have the benefit of exclusive after-school use to a new fitness gym plus staff only swimming sessions. Social events, free-flu jabs, assistance with personal and legal issues are examples of the work organised by our HR department to support colleagues. The Trust’s leave of absence policy is ‘family orientated’ recognising the importance to parents of events such as final primary school assemblies, or graduation days. For musicians there are many opportunities both to play and to support musical events.

Will I have the opportunity to develop my career?

Wardle Academy likes to encourage all staff to consider development opportunities. For example, over the last few years several associate colleagues have been supported to become both teachers and heads of department. Senior staff have been supported to become deputy headteachers, and in two cases, headteachers, thereby creating additional employment openings within the school.

We work closely with external groups such as the Rochdale Education and Learning (REAL) Trust, the Northern Alliance training network and the Rochdale Pioneer Trust to support and meet the training needs of all colleagues regardless of post.

Can I not just send you my CV?

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs from applicants. You must fill in the application form provided.

I don’t have a DBS, can I still apply?

You do not have to have a DBS to apply for our jobs however appointment to any post at Wardle Academy or any of our partner academies is subject to pre-employment clearances including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

When will I hear back from you?

If you are invited to interview you should hear from us within two weeks of the closing date. The interview dates are listed on each job advert, so if you haven’t heard by the interview date please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Due to the number of applications we receive it is not our policy to inform candidates if they have not been shortlisted for interview.

Is it possible to complete a paper application form?

You can print off the application form provided on this website to hand write your application. You must use black ink and post the completed form to:

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If you are unable to print the application form please pick one up from school reception.

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