Working with us

Join our positive, vibrant and caring community.

This is a time of great innovation and forward thinking at Cowes Enterprise College. We aim to ‘educate for life’ here and students have an appetite for success, parents are supportive and proud of our work and staff are committed to unleashing potential.

We know it is vitally important that we recruit the very best staff: colleagues who are determined, positive with students and have a genuine love of learning. We believe in creating a sustainable framework for success rooted in people and strong relationships. We believe that the single most important school improvement strategy is to train and develop our staff and we offer a minimum of 75+ hours of ring fenced professional development time for every teacher, every year.

We are proud of our training, staff development and succession planning and we run the Isle of Wight Secondary Hub for the LEARN Teaching School Alliance. Development is fundamental to what we do and we have a long history of offering excellent CPD programmes, collaboration with other schools and personalised coaching. We are proud of our outstanding record of career progression and promotion.

Cowes Enterprise College is a wonderful place to work, with the dedication, good-humour and enthusiasm of the staff matching that of the students. We expect our staff to be hard working and enable them to focus on where they can have the biggest impact. We support this by having a staff charter which ensures that active staff wellbeing and workload consideration is in place for all.

We are able to offer an excellent package of support and benefits for the right candidate, including:

  • working within a talented and supportive community
  • students who are a pleasure to teach
  • superb, state-of-the-art facilities
  • an Ofsted ‘Good’ school with high standards and high expectations
  • collaborative opportunities from Ormiston Academies Trust
  • room rental in our OAT house, subject to availability
  • a nursery onsite rated Ofsted 'Good'
  • on-site parking
  • eye test vouchers for VDU users
  • annual flu jabs
  • free tea and coffee for staff
  • travel discounts
  • corporate One Card gym membership rates
  • access to a telephone counselling service available 24/7

We invite all prospective new members of the school, be they staff or students, to visit us and see for yourselves what we have to offer and the direction in which we are heading.

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All vacancies are now posted centrally on the OAT Careers website. Please visit OAT Careers to view all current vacancies for our academy and other academies in the Trust, and for all head office positions.