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Corley Academy is a special secondary school for children with complex communication and interaction difficulties. A significant number of students have an autism diagnosis.  Students bring a range of abilities and aspirations, special educational needs, vulnerabilities, challenges and behaviours.  Student attainment covers the full National Curriculum and GCSE/vocational range.

Current vacancies and career opportunities at Corley Academy will be advertised here. To view all opportunities at Thrive Education Partnership and its academies, please click here.


Commitment to the safeguarding of children and young people

The post for which you are applying gives substantial access to children. Thrive Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all staff working with children and young people are expected to share a commitment to this.

You will be expected to report any concerns about the safeguarding of children and/or young people in accordance with the agreed procedures.

Successful applicants will be required, as part of their role, to attend regular safeguarding training relevant to the role.

If your conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children or young people gives cause for concern, the agreed child protection procedures will be followed alongside the MAT’s disciplinary procedure.

  • References will be sought prior to interview and we will ask about your performance and conduct, including any disciplinary action taken and/or allegations/issues relating to children and young people in order that your suitability to work with children/young people can be assessed.  
  • Employment is conditional upon the results of an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (with a barred list check) and Social Media check, which will indicate your suitability to work with children. 
  • Applications for teaching roles will involve a check of the Teaching Council's Prohibition List, to ensure they are not subject to a prohibition order issued by the Secretary of State.
  • Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks.
  • Only applicants who have been shortlisted will be asked for a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable for the position.
  • Any convictions that are self-disclosed or listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • All interview panels contain a Safer Recruitment training senior leader or Governor.


We always recommend visiting our school. This can be arranged by contacting Mandy Wilkinson, Business Manager, via email

Tips for completing our Application Form

  • When completing your employment history, please ensure that this starts from the date your education ceased and covers the whole period until present day. If there were periods when you were not employed, please include these i.e. raising children, caring for elderly relatives etc.
  • Remember one of your referees MUST be your current employer. Ensure you check the contact details for your referees are correct. References will be requested by email if you are shortlisted for interview. Please let your referees know they will receive an email from us.
  • Read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure your application is completed specifically for the role for which you are applying.


Housekeeper - Deadline Noon 22nd April 2024

Working pattern

Monday to Friday, 32.5 hours per week. 52 weeks

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737 - £24702

The successful applicant for this position will take pride in their own work and be enthusiastic about ensuring that the environment reflects the high academic status of the school. As a business team, we work together to ensure a clean and hygienic environment. We pride ourselves in providing support to our colleagues as needed and ensuring our students have a clean, hygienic and safe environment in which to develop.

You must be flexible, organised and able to work methodically, in a busy environment, where days very often do not go to plan. To be able to develop and maintain appropriate relationships with colleagues and students. Champion a safe and clean environment, leading by example, never walking past a problem and creating a space which encourages students to have a sense of pride in their surroundings.

You will need to show an awareness of Health and Safety and COSHH regulations and a commitment to undertake relevant training and development.

Full job description, person specification. Please complete support staff application form.

Application forms should be returned to

Catering Manager - Deadline Noon 22nd April 2024

Working pattern

Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week. Term Time Only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893 - £27,334

The successful applicant for this position will take pride in producing interesting, delicious, healthy meals ensuring that all students’ needs are met with regard to allergens and dietary requirements. Will be considerate of reasonable individual food requests; our student’s sensory issues can sometimes present themselves in needing their food plated in a particular way, or only eating certain foods. Be able to review and cost menus, consistently providing high quality healthy food within a budget and on time.

We would like the manager to work with their colleagues to find ways in which meals can marry with some of the curriculum learning and to celebrate the diversity of our school community and foods from around the world.

You must be adaptable and organised, with experience of working in a busy school kitchen.

Corley Academy has a fresh kitchen, all meals are prepared and cooked on site. From September 2024 we shall have just over 160 students on roll. Currently, the maximum number of meals provided across two sittings is 80 per day. The catering team consists of a catering manager, cook and kitchen assistant.

Job description and person specification are below. Please complete Support staff application form


Feedback on Applications

Unfortunately, due to the numerous applications we regularly receive, it is not possible to provide feedback to individual applicants regarding unsuccessful applications.