Appointment to the Board of Trustees

Start Date: November 2019
Voluntary, unpaid
Four-Year Term of Office

Monk’s Walk is a high performing, oversubscribed school seeking to appoint to its Board of Trustees individuals who are willing to share their skills, expertise and experience by serving on its Board.

It is the role of trustees to set the strategic direction of the school, monitor its work (including the use of resources), hold the school to account and support the school in providing a high quality and effective learning experience for all of its students.

You do not need to be a parent or have experience of the education sector to undertake this role.

More information about the benefits and demands of this role can be found in the file linked below. If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please email the Chair of our Board, Carole Pomfret. Carole’s email address is

If you wish to apply, please email your CV and a short statement about what you could offer as a trustee and why you think this role may be for you to The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday 8th November 2019. You will then be invited for a discussion about the role and to attend a meeting as an observer.

Monk’s Walk School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references

Information Pack

PA the the Headteacher

Start date: December 2019
37 hrs per week, 52 weeks per year
H7 £25,408.00 inclusive per annum

Monk’s Walk is a high performing, oversubscribed school seeking to appoint a PA to the Headteacher.

The successful candidate will have previous experience as a PA or Senior Administrator and have excellent organisational skills. A high level of competency in using Microsoft Office and the ability to work under pressure prioritise workloads and work to deadlines is essential. Duties include report writing, diary management and collating complex and confidential information as well as supporting the Senior Leadership Team.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required and the postholder will have the ability to liaise with staff at all levels. This is a busy and demanding role and comes with the benefit of being at the heart of a busy and forward-looking organisation. The postholder will need to have a flexible approach to work, be able to use their own initiative as well as work effectively as part of the larger Admin team.

For further information and an application pack, please go to the School’s website, or alternatively to discuss the post in more detail before applying please contact Tracie Smith, Business Manager at

Applications should be e-mailed to by noon on Monday 4th November 2019.

Monk’s Walk School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.

Application Pack

Are you Interested in Teaching?

Are you interested in a career in teaching?

Monk's Walk School is a member of the Alban Federation partnership in the area of teacher training. Each year the Federation trains a large number of adults either straight from university with their degrees, or people who are looking to change careers, and places them in a host school for the year to enable them to complete their training and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

All applications are submitted through UCAS (the University Admission System). Course are available for secondary programmes, with salaries and bursaries available for suitably qualified candidates in many subjects.

Further details can be obtained by emailing Mrs Tamara Kirk.

We are also particularly interested in hearing from anyone who is thinking of returning to teaching, especially those who hold QTS and who can teach EBacc subjects. Further information in the linked document:

Return to Teaching

Why Work at Monk's Walk School?

Thank you for showing an interest in our school; we hope that the information we provide for you will encourage you to want to work here.  Here are a few reasons why we enjoy working here and we hope you would too:

  • A warm welcome – new staff always comment on this.  We have an enthusiastic and thoroughly committed staff body, who go out of their way to welcome and support new staff 
  • It’s a good school which gives you the opportunity to learn and develop your craft.  Staff gain a huge amount of satisfaction from the fact that our students do well, academically and personally
  • Our students enjoy being here.  Behaviour is very good indeed, allowing you to take risks and be creative in your teaching
  • Monk’s Walk is a genuinely comprehensive school.  We have the full range of students, from those going to Oxbridge to those with serious learning needs  
  • We provide a highly regarded programme of CPD which is tailored to your needs.  This includes leadership development at all levels
  • Opportunities for progression - as a very large school, opportunities for promotion come along regularly.  14 of our teaching staff have been promoted in the past two years
  • We have a large sixth form and are part of a broader sixth form consortium, giving the opportunity to teach A Level across a broad range of subjects
  • A huge range of extra-curricular provision to enable you to perhaps pursue your interests and get involved in the wider life of the school

And if you are coming into the job as an NQT:

  • The opportunity to be employed from 1st July at the end of your training year (PGCE).  This enables you to be paid over the summer and to benefit from a proper induction programme, getting you to a flying start to your career in teaching
  • The support of an experienced and dedicated Lead Professional, Tamara Kirk, who will act as your co-ordinating mentor 
  • The support of an enthusiastic subject specialist who will act as your mentor.  (S)he will meet with you regularly and will mentor you throughout the first year 
  • A highly regarded NQT programme with the opportunity to work with colleagues from other schools
  • As an NQT, 10% reduction from the standard teaching load to allow you to pursue other training opportunities (e.g. observation of colleagues, pupil shadowing, SEN training etc.) throughout the year
  •  A transparent assessment system with support every step of the way.

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