Ofsted Outstanding

Working at Newstead Wood School

I am delighted that you are interested in becoming part of our Newstead Community. Our school is a fabulous place to work, and the students here make it a joy to come to work each and every day. 

Our highly skilled staff are integral to delivering a high quality education our students. You will see from this website a glimpse into life at Newstead Wood School and what a pleasure it is to work here. Our students demand the best from their teachers and their enquiring mind and enthusiasm pose us with new questions and conundrums every day. Newstead Wood School provides a purposeful work environment and we seek to recruit and retain dynamic and inspirational staff that share in our vision and commitment.

We offer flexible working and offer a wide range of CPD opportunities for staff. Our staff are part of the PerkBox scheme and have access to funded MA level study. We have a thriving Talent Management scheme where staff benefit from opportunities across the United Learning Group of schools. 

The benefits of diversity and inclusion have been widely reported. We know that schools need to be more inclusive than ever before so that they can access talent wherever it is, and to foster a working environment which values people’s differences and actively supports its staff to be themselves. We are proud to be working alongside the organisations listed below so that we can make the most out of the diverse world we live in. Ultimately it is the children and young people who will be the greatest beneficiaries. 

This is the perfect opportunity to work in an innovative and creative department and school. If you would like to see more, then please contact us and we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit. We strongly encourage all potential applicants to visit us, or get in touch for an informal conversation, prior to interview. 

I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Alan Blount, Headteacher

Newstead Wood School is an equal opportunities employer and requires enhanced DBS clearance as part of its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are pleased to announce we are now a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. We know that ethnic minorities still face significant disparities in employment and progression, and that is something we need to change. The Charter is composed of five calls to action for leaders and organisations across all sectors.  Signing up means taking practical steps to ensure their workplaces are tackling barriers that ethnic minority people face in recruitment and progression and that their organisations are representative of British society today.


We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates as they are currently under-represented at Newstead Wood School. 

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When vacancies become available, the application pack and form will be made available to download from this page.

Find out more about the benefits of working as part of United Learning here, or visit the United Learning Careers website.


Please note that we reserve the right to close any vacancy early should there be a good response to the advert. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. 


Our HR Manager, manages all our recruitment and is the first point of contact for anyone applying to work at the school. 

Telephone:           01689 853626

Email:                  recruitment@newsteadwood.co.uk

Address:               Newstead Wood School, Avebury Rd, Orpington. BR6 9SA


United Learning group vacancies can be found on the United Learning Careers website.

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