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“Leaders are proactively considerate of staff well-being and workload. Staff talk highly of this.”

Leadership and Management rated ‘Outstanding’, Ofsted 2024

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Thank you for showing an interest in joining Fairfax Academy, part of Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust. 

Since I joined the Academy in September 2022, we have been on a path of continued improvement to be an Outstanding provider of education and wellbeing, and everything we do is underpinned by our Academy values; ambition, respect, kindness and safety. In the last 18 months we have increased our attendance by 2%, now being 2% above the national average, and our behaviours in school continue to improve, with suspension rates and internal sanctions reducing considerably, reflecting continuous improvement in attitudes and in turn calm, settled and disruption free classrooms and learning. This is now an exciting opportunity for you to become a vital part in Fairfax Academy’s future. 

Fairfax Academy is a large Academy with just over 1500 students from Year 7 to Year 3. Located in Sutton Coldfield, the Academy serves students who live in the immediate locality, with close to 22% from a disadvantaged background, 23% on the SEND register and 2% EAL. It has the benefit of vast outdoor spaces, which really supplement the excellent extra-curricular and House offer we provide.

At Fairfax, we believe in nurturing holistic development, and our House System stands as a testament to that commitment. More than just a structure, it’s a cornerstone of our community, interwoven into the very fabric of everyday life at the academy. Just a few of the incredible benefits our esteemed House System offers:

  • Sense of Belonging: Our students aren’t just part of a school; they’re members of a House family. This sense of belonging fosters deep connections, friendships, and support networks that last a lifetime.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Through various house events, competitions, and initiatives, students are provided with ample opportunities to develop leadership skills, teamwork, and a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthy Competition: Our House System encourages healthy competition, motivating students to excel academically, athletically, and creatively. This spirited rivalry not only adds excitement to campus life but also cultivates a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Character Building: Beyond academic achievement, we prioritize the holistic development of our students’ character. The House System instils values such as integrity, respect, and resilience, preparing students for success both in and beyond the classroom.
  • Staff Engagement: Our dedicated staff members are integral to the House System, serving as mentors, advisors, and role models to our students. They take immense pride in the tradition and heritage of our Houses, further enriching the student experience.

At Fairfax, we recognise that a sense of belonging and wellbeing are essential ingredients for success, both in and out of the classroom. We ensure the happiness and fulfilment of both our students and staff, creating a family atmosphere. Our staff members enjoy a supportive and inclusive environment where teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect flourish. You’ll find that the warmth and camaraderie extend beyond the classroom, creating a truly nurturing community. We believe that the wellbeing of our staff is fundamental to the success of our academy. That’s why we’ve established dedicated resources to support their mental, emotional, and physical health. With a designated wellbeing room for staff and a full-time mental health officer on-site, we prioritise proactive measures to ensure our staff feel valued, supported, and cared for.

Sean Castle | Principal

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Employee Benefits

We are committed to making FMAT a great place to work.  As part of this we offer the following benefits to all employees:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perkbox Wellness Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Green Car Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Technology Scheme
  • Perkbox Discount Platform
  • Recognition scheme
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Onsite parking



Safer Recruitment

FMAT is committed to providing the highest level of education and care to its students and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

FMAT recognises that the safe recruitment of its staff in the Trust is essential to safeguard the children in attendance. It is our duty to prevent unsuitable people from working with children – ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers who work with children.

Safer practice in recruitment means thinking about and including issues relating to child protection and safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children at every stage of the process and for all people being recruited.  

For all posts, enquiries will be made with previous employers about whether a safeguarding concern has been raised against you.


View our Trust Candidate Pack for more information

Just a snapshot of what our employees have to say about working at Fairfax…

Students at Fairfax are incredible and the house system is what makes Fairfax such an enjoyable place to work, providing healthy competition and something to always get involved in. 

Jack Bibb | Humanities Teacher

 I have now worked across two schools within the Trust and have gained not only lovely colleagues but good friends too. Our staff enjoy and celebrate the success of our students.”

Naomi Walsh, Deputy DSL