Current vacancies

Teacher Core/Teacher General Subjects

M1-UPS3 (Currently £21,917 - £38,633) or UQ1-6 (Currently £16,626 - £26,295)

The Ladder School is looking to recruit a brand new staffing team for the opening of the school in January 2019.

The Ladder School is an academy that is part of The Mercian Trust. The Ladder School is a Free School set up by the trust to offer effective alternative provision for the young people of Walsall.

Based on the edge of Walsall town centre there are excellent links to the local and wider community. The Ladder School will operate under a commissioning model, where local mainstream schools will identify students at risk of permanent exclusion and will move them to The Ladder School, to reform their behaviour and enable them to be successful in their future.

The Teachers of Core Subjects (English, Maths and Science) will have the ability to teach students up to GCSE in their relevant subject discipline.

Teachers of General Subjects must be able to teach at least one of the following subjects up to level three. Applications from those with or without Qualified Teacher Status will be considered for these posts.

  • Performing Arts
  • Business/Enterprise
  • Child Studies
  • Art
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Animal Care
  • Sport/PE
  • ICT
  • Catering

Preference will be given to those staff that can teach a range of subjects. Posts are eligible to be combined to teach more than one subject.

Staff should have a real interested in the pastoral aspects of education and should be outstanding in managing challenging behaviours.

The Ladder School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website:

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting

Closing date for applications: Thursday 18 October 2018 Noon

Job description (PDF) Job description - Unqualified (PDF)

Letter to candidates (PDF) 10 reasons to work at TLS (PDF) Information about the School (PDF)

Teaching Staff Application form (Word document) Associate Staff Application form (Word document)

Available posts
Post title FTE
Teacher of Science 0.5
Teacher of Animal Care 0.15
Teacher of Catering 0.15

Please note – as numbers on roll increase there will be opportunities to increase hours as further posts may be advertised within school.