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Why Work at Atlantic Academy Portland

Looking to be part of an amazing journey? Needing an exciting new challenge?

Our Academy will be a vibrant and exciting place to work and will replace the current Academy (IPACA) from September 2017. This is the start of a challenging journey towards outstanding. Atlantic Academy Portland is a 3-18 (post 16 from 2018) Academy, providing many opportunities for cross phase planning and collaboration. Atlantic Academy Portland offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career.

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefitted from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation be made available at a subsidised rate.

The Academy will be sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust ( and be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). The district members will work closely together sharing resources, expertise, CPD and providing specialist support where appropriate. Magna Academy Poole is also a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, providing many career development pathways and support for rapid progression for the district members.

Central to the philosophy of the Aspirations Academies Trust is the innovative Aspirations Framework developed by the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA) which outlines the belief that for all students to have high Aspirations, three Guiding Principles must be present: Self‐Worth,  Engagement, and Purpose. These Guiding Principles direct the development of educational experiences from the individual classroom to the entire school building.

The academy provides a vibrant learning community with fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions. We will also have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.

We will teach a challenging academic curriculum for all students that will support creativity and innovation. We are driven by a desire, at the core of our mission, to get the best possible results for all of our students, no matter what their starting points or circumstances.

For further details about our upcoming vacancies click here or contact Jonathan Heap by emailing or calling 07587 163644.