Cambridge Campus

Great Cambridge Rd,
Enfield EN1 1HQ

Bury Campus

Little Bury Street, Edmonton,
London, N9 9JZ

Contact Us

+44 (0)20 8360 3158
info@edmonton.enfield.sch.uk

Welcome To Edmonton Academy Trust, Educating our community for success.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Apply?

All prospective employees must complete the application form. It is very important that you list any previous employment in date order. You must also include all qualifications, dates and grades.

All employees must hold qualifications relevant to the role but as a minimum

Teachers

A degree and qualified teacher status

Wider workforce

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at C or above (or 4+) or equivalent including English and mathematics

As part of our Safeguarding procedures we look at the application forms and will ask you to account for any gaps in employment.

In addition, we will ask to see original certificates for any qualifications you claim to have.

In addition to the application form, a letter of application is required and this should address the job description and person specification.

No other information should be sent to us unless specifically requested (so please don’t send your CV!)

Applications should be word processed or handwritten in black ink (as they will be copied).

The font should be no smaller than 12pt.

When should I apply?

Application deadlines vary by position. Please make sure you complete your application ahead of the specified closing date so we can ensure your application is considered.

Please note: we may choose to interview as and when suitable applications are received, and may appoint a candidate and close the job before the advertised deadline without notice. This means you should look to submit your application as soon as possible after seeing the advertisement.

The Application Forms

ECS Application for a Teaching Post.doc

ECS Application for a Support Staff Post.doc

I am a non-EU resident. Do I need a work visa before I apply?

You are free to apply to any academy or position of interest and we will consider your application(s).

We cannot advise you on your work eligibility status, but we do not reject any candidate because of his or her need to obtain appropriate work permit/visa. Please be aware that any offer of employment will be subject to the relevant DBS, Identification and Reference Checks prior to your start date with us.

If you are making an application from outside the EU, please refer to the links below for information on UK VISA requirements and guidance on how to get one:

Who should my referees be and will you contact them before any interview?

As part of our application process, you must provide the details of two referees. One of these referees MUST be your current or most recent employer. Your second reference can be a past employer, or any character reference provided by somebody who is not related to you.

A standard part of our recruitment process is to request references prior to interview. If you do not want your referee(s) to be contacted prior to interview, please make sure you state this on the application form and explain why.

When can I expect to hear whether my application has been successful or not?

Once you have submitted an application, you will receive an email confirming this. Once the closing date has passed, we will shortlist successful candidates and contact you directly to arrange interviews. We may also request further information to support your application prior to any interviews.

Please be aware the during school holidays, waiting times may be slightly longer due to staff being away.

What happens if I am invited for interview?

All shortlisted candidates are invited for an assessment exercise- the nature of which depends on the role.

Teachers

All candidates will have a tour of the school and will be required to teach a class, and be observed by a senior member of staff.

In addition, we will select from the following assessment tasks:

  • Presentation
  • In-tray exercise
  • Taking assembly
  • Interview by students
  • Panel interviews
  • Interview with the Executive Headteacher or her representative

Wider Workforce

All candidates will have a tour of the school and will be required to complete a skills test.

In addition, we will select from the following assessment tasks:

  • Presentation
  • In-tray exercise
  • Role plays
  • Interview by students
  • Panel interviews
  • Interview with the Executive Headteacher or her representative

We normally contact referees in advance of any interview.

We normally contact candidates by 6pm the following day to inform them of whether they have been successful or otherwise. Interview feedback is available for all shortlisted candidates.

Any offer is subject to

  • Satisfactory written references
  • Qualifications verification
  • Enhanced DBS check and safeguarding checks
  • Eligibility to work
  • Satisfactory health check.

Any offer will be withdrawn if at any point in the process a candidate is suspected of acting fraudulently or dishonestly.