Care, Opportunity and Quality are the key foundation stones that Wildern School is built upon. These words are the embodiment of all we do. When you join Wildern you become part of this ethos; creating the environment required to support our students to do their very best in a time when competition nationally and globally is so high and achievement matters so much more.
Care. We care for all our staff, nurture their career path and development; encouraging them to set high expectations of themselves and our students, be creative in their field of expertise and take risks; questioning the status quo to improve outcomes.
Opportunity. This is an exciting time to join the teaching profession. There are a myriad of opportunities at Wildern with learning very much at our heart. Staff development, research projects, career progression are just a small part of the opportunities available.
Quality. We create a culture of high expectations, high aspirations, where to succeed is the norm. Our staff get exceptionally high training opportunities both within Wildern, its Teaching School and externally. Here, you cannot want for opportunities.
Our school is situated in the centre of Hedge End and was built in 1933. Hedge End is a town and civil parish in Hampshire, England. Situated to the east of the City of Southampton, it adjoins the districts of West End and Botley. Hedge End lies within the Borough of Eastleigh and is part of the Southampton Urban Area.
The school is one of the largest and most successful co-educational comprehensives in Hampshire. Our intake is 400 per year group, and there are currently 1900 students on roll.
The school serves a predominantly urban catchment area through Hedge End, West End and Botley. The school is very popular and heavily oversubscribed.
Executive Headteacher Marie-Louise Litton has been in post since September 2007 although has worked at Wildern for 21 years.Â The Headteacher responsible for day-to-day management is Ceri Oakley. In addition, the leadership team comprises Mark Chance, Deputy Head (Pastoral), Natasha Cowan, Deputy Head (Curriculum) and 7 Assistant Headteachers (Community, CPD and Tutor Programme, Data and Progress, KS3, KS4, Teaching and Learning and ICT systems and communication) and a Head of Central Services.
The school is organised into nine curriculum areas (with approximately 140 FTE teaching staff), and the pastoral structure is based on five Year groups.
The School has a number of national awards. These include being a Level 2 Rights Respecting School, the Eco Green Flag Award, Artsmark Platinum, Naace ICT award and 360 Degree e-safety mark.
Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.