Joining Us


Why work at Kingsmead?


Kingsmead is a fully inclusive mainstream school in the JT-MAT. In 2023, our P8 was +0.72.
The school is an oasis of harmony and collegiality between staff and students situated on the edge of Cannock Chase, one of England's finest landscapes and a jewel of the West Midlands. Well known and loved for it's scenery, wildlife and rich history, it offers superb walking, cycling and horse-riding in the tranquil setting of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 
Visitors to the school comment on the warm ethos and extremely high levels of behaviour and attitude to learning exhibited by students. Kingsmead really is a delightful place to teach, and every subject is delivered by experts in their field who are able to deliver high quality lessons in return. There is real respect between staff and students who stand when an adult enters the room. The combination of excellent behaviour, a common vision for students and staff and incredible teachers has allowed the school to achieve truly rapid improvement and progress that puts them at the top of Staffordshire for results and admissions.  

The school site matches the natural beauty of the surrounding area, sitting within 5 acres of landscaped grounds featuring animal enclosures and both traditional and state of the art modern architecture. Our surroundings benefit staff and student wellbeing, with Serenity Gardens, a Garden of Reflection, animal pastures and our Forest School. 

The school and JT MAT take staff wellbeing to a new level and have recently achieved the prestigious national Wellbeing Award for Schools. Ways that we ensure staff wellbeing include fabulous catering created by our on-site Chef, a dedicated staff Zen room, sport and social events, a full-time Wellbeing Mentor, outstanding professional development, an extensive staff forum for wellbeing (our staff commitment) and much, much more. 

If this sounds like a school where you would flourish; if you have an appetite to work hard;  if you possess a real and genuine love of the subject that you teach; if you put children first always; if you would like to help make us one of the top 5% of schools in the country, we want to hear from you. 


Our current vacancies are listed in full on the JTMAT Vacancies page.

To view Recruitment Packs and Privacy Notices both at Kingsmead and within John Taylor Multi Academy Trust click here.