Working at Wye School

Teach with us: The Benefits

Our pledge, to all our academy teachers, is that by working for us you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support. Read More.

More pay…

more time…

and more support

  • We pay an average of 5% above national scales – the best rates of pay in the sector
  • Cash towards medical treatment
  • Generous staff discount scheme
  • Three extra INSET days for planning
  • At least one personal day a year
  • Great training for your career
  • Exceptional curriculum resources
  • Expert subject advice
  • Support for your wellbeing

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Trainee Teacher Starting September 2024

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 90 schools across England.
With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists – in a location that suits you. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

Apply today and discover how you can make a difference.

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  • Welcome


    At Wye School, our people are the key to our success and so we invest in the continuing professional development (CPD) of our teachers and staff. As part of a national group of schools, and in particular a cluster in London and the South East, we are able to offer more opportunities for growth and development than any single school could, as well as the chance to meet and share practice with colleagues from across the country.

    We are always looking for staff with fresh eyes and experiences who want to help shape the development of our school and students. If you are ambitious, creative and want a chance to be involved in decision-making, we warmly encourage you to get in touch and see what Wye School could offer you.

    It is possible that we may advertise posts for other subjects in the near future. If your discipline is not listed, please click on the link to register your interest.

  • Vision


    In September 2013, Wye School opened as a brand new comprehensive (all-ability) free school with our first cohort of Year 7s. Since then, we have grown year-on-year and delivered our first above average GCSE results in 2018. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire our students so that they achieve their very best outcomes. Our first Sixth Formers started a rigorous, academic A level based curriculum in September 2018 and completed our first A levels, again excellent, in 2020. 

    At Wye School we capitalise on our smaller than average size for a secondary school and build warm relationships with staff and students, who report they are happy and like working/studying with us. In Ofsted’s June 2015 review of the school, inspectors praised our “vibrant leadership”, “clear and aspirational vision” and “high level of ambition for the students and for the school”. As part of United Learning, a group of schools and academies across the country, we make it our mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ – students, staff, parents and the wider community.

    We are based in the Kempe Centre, the former library of Wye College, which is located in the beautiful village of Wye – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which includes a dedicated Sixth Form area and modern Art, Science, MFL and Food rooms. We also have the recently built Margaret Williams Building which provides modern and specialist teaching classrooms, PE and Music facilities. We take full advantage of our surroundings through a range of enrichment experiences including our gardening club at the allotments, orienteering with the Combined Cadet Force on the Downs and other co-curricular activities.

    Our vision is to be an academically challenging non-selective school that has warm relationships and happy staff and students. We do well at exams but are not an exam factory. We welcome staff who are individually excellent and good at working as part of a team. 


  • Benefits


    As an employee of United Learning you are entitled to a set of core benefits, as well as a range of flexible benefits through our United Rewards scheme. You can find out more on our careers site.

    Core Benefits

    • A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes);
    • Occupational sick pay;
    • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the United Learning Institute.

    Working at Wye School

    • Rare opportunity to participate in the development of a growing school;
    • Excellent facilities and resources;
    • A chance to become part of one of the most successful groups of academies in the country;
    • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and committed to each other’s professional development;
    • Caring, dedicated and friendly students who want to learn and fulfil their potential;
    • Opportunities to be creative and to inspire your students;
    • Village campus setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with close links to local community organisations.

    Flexible Benefits

    • Childcare vouchers
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Dining card
    • Gym membership
    • Health screening
    • Retail savings
  • United Learning

    United Learning

    By joining Wye School you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

    The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

    The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.


United Teaching

Train to teach with United Teaching, a school-based postgraduate programme that maximises your time in the classroom to develop your skills in one of the best professions in the world.