Furness Academy

Furness Academy is an 11-16 Academy, with a current roll of 875 students. Here, we believe that what matters most is people. We understand that building positive, respectful relationships between everyone in our Academy is really important in making Furness Academy a truly exciting place to work and learn. We believe that it is our students and staff coming together to work and learn that makes our Academy such a special place to be.

We provide a friendly, supportive, but structured environment, in which students are given every opportunity to flourish. We have a commitment to professional development for employees with structured fortnightly CPD time and a culture of change and improvement with strong support from our senior leadership team and the governing body. We are proud of our Academy, our staff, and our students, and are ambitious for the future.

The curriculum at Furness Academy is broad and balanced with a degree of personalised learning established and continually developing. We believe that learning should be interesting and enjoyable. While we support students to develop their knowledge and skills, we encourage them to ask questions, develop their understanding and build their confidence in their own abilities. We provide our students with a wide range of opportunities for them to develop, both during their time at school and externally as well. Most of all, we aim for our students to leave Furness Academy as well-rounded young people; students who have been nurtured and encouraged but challenged and understood. We want our students to leave Furness Academy as confident learners with the skills, knowledge and, importantly, the qualifications that they need to succeed in the 21st century and contribute to their community.

Furness Academy opened its new building in September 2013 offering £22million worth of state- of-the-art facilities. We occupying a distinctive site in the heart of the local community, located near the centre of the historic shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness and close to the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park a world heritage site.

The Furness Academy community has also benefited from a range of partnerships including those with parents and significant local businesses and organisations, notably BAE Systems.

Student Support

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated to ensuring that every child learns and progresses within a safe and caring environment. They are supported by our strong pastoral team who work hard at developing positive relationships between students and staff. We are committed to offering an inclusive, relevant curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our students, whatever their needs or abilities. We place great emphasis on ensuring that students with special educational and additional needs are identified, assessed and that the correct support programmes are put in place to ensure that all of their academic, emotional and physical requirements are addressed.

 

Governance

The school has a large and active Education Performance Committee chaired by John Shields who is an ex Chemistry and Science Teacher with over 30 years’ experience in education within the Furness area. The Education Performance Committee includes 2 parents, a local councillor, 2 staff, 5 members, business people and residents from Barrow and the surrounding area. It predominately focuses on education performance and includes senior students and member of the Senior Leadership Team as associate trustees. There is a slimmed-down committee structure which includes a finance committee who have oversight over the Academy’s budget.

Sponsorship

BAE Systems are the sponsors of Furness Academy and has established the Furness Academies Trust with an intent for its future development. The Trust Board has 3 sub-committees covering Finance, Audit and Risk, and Remuneration, Search and Governance. BAE Systems has worked hand-in-hand with the Furness community for many years and they place great emphasis on the importance of local education, demonstrating their commitment to Furness Academy from its inception. As a sponsor with a wealth of experience within the Furness community they are confident they understand the needs both of employers and the community to bring a synergy to the development and future success of Furness Academy.

£17,030 - £18,434 yearly
Furness Academy Furness Academy, Park Drive, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
12 Jun, 2019
Full Time
Administration Officer Required for September 2019   Full time, permanent, term time + 2 weeks 37 hours per week Salary range: NJC 7 - 11: £19,554 – £21,166 per annum (Actual salary pro rata = £17,030 - £18,434) Job Reference Code: FA 1 8/1106   Furness Academy are looking to appoint a highly motivated and efficient Administration Officer. We are looking to recruit a flexible, enthusiastic person to deliver a high standard of administration support across a broad range of duties.   We are: A medium sized 11-16 mixed Academy with approximately 875 students, located near the centre of the historic shipbuilding town of Barrow in Furness and close to the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park An Academy with a Good Ofsted rating (September 2017) and excellent potential for the future An Academy with a truly comprehensive intake, playing a key role in our local community and a strong foundation of moral purpose An Academy that has at its heart a sense of ambition and determination to deliver outstanding teaching and learning A very welcoming Academy where the development of every person matters A team of hard-working, committed and aspirational staff and students   You will: Operate the telephone system, taking and delivering messages, dealing with simple and complex queries. Contribute to the planning, development and organisation of support service systems / procedures / policies. Manage manual and computerised record/information Undertake typing and word-processing, photocopying, filing, faxing and complex IT based Provide administrative and organisational support to other staff. This may include working with a Subject Leader in another area of the Academy. Undertake administration of complex procedures. Occasionally take notes at meetings. Assist with efficient and accurate filing, including archiving, or electronic and paper records. Maintain, produce, collate and distribute reports as directed. Provide general administrative support and reception duties, including bulk photocopying, occasionally in the absence of colleagues, and/or at the direction of the Administration Manager. Administer first aid as and when required.   CVs will only be accepted with a fully completed application form.   For further information regarding this post, please download an information package and application form from our website at www.furnessacademy.co.uk or email The HR Officer at hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk   or post to Recruitment at Furness Academy, Park Drive, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9BB.   Please quote the relevant job reference code on your application form. For verbal enquiries about this post, please contact the HR Officer on 01229 484277.   Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 28th June 2019 Shortlisting: 28th June 2019 Interviews: 5th July 2019
£9.00 hourly
Furness Academy Furness Academy, Park Drive, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
11 Jun, 2019
Part Time
Required for 2019 / 2020 Academic year Invigilator Job Reference Code: FA17/3004 Salary range: NJC 1 £9.00 per hour   Due to an increase in student numbers Furness Academy are looking for to recruit exam invigilators to join our existing friendly and committed team. The main external examination season runs through May and June, with other exams and assessments held periodically throughout the year from November to July. You must be punctual, have a flexible attitude to work, be able to demonstrate an attention to detail and possess good communication skills.   We are: A medium sized 11-16 mixed Academy with approximately 875 students, located near the centre of the historic shipbuilding town of Barrow in Furness and close to the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park; An Academy with a Good Ofsted rating (September 2017) and excellent potential for the future An Academy with a truly comprehensive intake, playing a key role in our local community and a strong foundation of moral purpose; An Academy that has at its heart a sense of ambition and determination to deliver outstanding teaching and learning.   We will offer you: A very welcoming Academy where the development of every person matters. Hard-working, committed and aspirational staff and students. The whole-hearted support of Furness Academy’s Leadership Team.   You will: Assist with setting up examination venues by laying out stationery, equipment and examination papers in accordance with strict procedures. Closely follow and enforce exam procedures and regulations set by Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). Assist candidates prior to the start of examinations by directing them to their seats and advising them about possessions permitted inside examination venues. Ensure candidates do not talk once inside the examination venues. Invigilate during examinations; deal with queries raised by candidates and deal with exam irregularities in accordance with procedures. Check attendance during examinations and record details of late arrivals and early leavers and collect scripts from early leavers. Ensure that candidates are aware of the start and finishing times of examinations Escort candidates from venues during the examinations as required and supervise candidates whilst outside examination venues ensuring no unauthorised material is consulted and that examination regulations are observed at all times. Report any breach of examination rules immediately. Assist candidates as appropriate with additional supplies of paper and stationery. Collect, collate and deliver scripts at the end of the examination in accordance with procedures. Supervise candidates leaving examination venues, ensuring that candidates do not remove equipment or stationery from the venue without authorisation and that candidates leave venues in an orderly manner. Assist with the packing of examination papers, stationery and equipment prior to the examinations and the delivery to and from venues if required. Furness Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure.   Closing date: 12pm Monday 1st July 2019 Shortlisting: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 Interviews: Tuesday 9th July 2019   For further information or enquiries regarding this post, please contact the HR Officer on 01229 484277 or via email to hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk or alternatively you may download an information package and application form from our website at www.furnessacademy.co.uk . Please note we only accept CV’s with a fully completed application form.
£9.00 hourly
Furness Academy Victoria Academy, Devonshire Road, Barrow-in-Furness, UK
07 Jun, 2019
Part Time
September 2019 start   Midday Supervisor Salary: NJC 1 £9.00 per hour Part time (5 hours per week), term time only Mon - Fri    Furness Academy is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Midday Supervisor on behalf of Victoria Academy to work as part of the lunchtime team to oversee the smooth-running of activities and the well-being of all students during lunchtime.   We are: A junior school with approximately 203 students, located near the centre of the historic shipbuilding town of Barrow in Furness and close to the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park; An Academy with a Good Ofsted rating (April 2018) and excellent potential for the future An Academy with a truly comprehensive intake, playing a key role in our local community and with a strong foundation of moral purpose;   We will offer you: A very welcoming Academy where the development of every person matters. Hard-working, committed and aspirational staff and students. The whole-hearted support of the Leadership Team.   You will: Supervise students in the dining hall, playground and other parts of the Academy. Clean up spillages. Help to clear aware food and stack tables and chairs after students have left the dining hall. Ensure students keep out of areas which are out of bounds and do not leave the premises in accordance with the Academy policy. Deal with any incidents of misbehaviour and report any problems which you are unable to resolve. Tend to students who are sick or injured, ensuring they receive appropriate medical attention and report serious accidents. For further information regarding this post or to apply, please email hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk or phone 01229 484277.   Furness Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. The appointment will also be subject to two satisfactory references.  
£9.18 hourly
Furness Academy Barrow-in-Furness, UK
04 Jun, 2019
Part Time
Required Sept 2019   General Catering Assistant (Permanent post)   Salary range: NJC 2 (£9.18 per hour) 12.5 hours per week Mon – Fri, within the hours of 10:30am and 2:30pm Term time only + 2 weeks Job Reference Code: FA15/1903   Furness Academy are recruiting for a General Catering Assistant. This role will be based predominantly at Furness Academy however there will be a requirement to be flexible and able to travel to the other schools who we provide a catering service for.   Furness Academy are: A medium sized 11-16 mixed Academy with approximately 800 students, located near the centre of the historic shipbuilding town of Barrow in Furness and close to the southern boundary of the Lake District National Park; An Academy with a Good Ofsted rating (September 2017) and excellent potential for the future An Academy with a truly comprehensive intake, playing a key role in our local community and a strong foundation of moral purpose;   We will offer you: A very welcoming Academy where the development of every person matters. Hard-working, committed and aspirational staff and students. The whole-hearted support of Furness Academy’s Leadership Team.   You will: Prepare food. Prepare dining and serving areas to the accepted standard. Serve drinks and food at the specified times to the designated portion size. Operate tills in accordance with instructions. Adhere to the procedures in the kitchen in relation to stock rotation, delivery and control. Undertake daily cleaning duties including operating the dishwasher and washing up. Record accurately all information with regard to health and food safety on a day to day basis. Provide support where required to the students. Cover for absent staff within other schools.   For further information regarding this post or to apply, please download an application form from our website at www.furnessacademy.co.uk , email hrrecruitment@furnessacademy.co.uk or phone 01229 484277.   Previous applicants need not apply and we will only accept CVs with a fully completed application form.   Furness Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students. All applicants are subject to the requirements of the Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education guidelines. This will include checks with past employers and the need for the successful applicant to hold or undergo a suitable enhanced DBS disclosure. The appointment will also be subject to two satisfactory references. Closing date for applications: 12 noon Friday 21st June Shortlisting: Friday 21st June Interviews: Afternoon of Friday 28th June