What our staff say
If you're considering joining The Sutton Academy, we encourage you to hear directly from our current staff. Their insights and experiences will provide valuable perspectives on what it's like to work with us. Our employees' voices reflect the heart and soul of the academy, and we believe their quotes encapsulate the culture, opportunities, and rewards that come with being part of our team. Take a moment to explore their testimonials, learn about their journeys, and gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant community we've built together.
“I couldn’t have chosen a better place to begin my teaching career, I cannot image a workplace where I could feel more supported, encouraged and appreciated. Reading about TSA online I had a strong idea it was where I wanted to work and my interview day confirmed this completely. Meeting the friendly and approachable staff coupled with the bright, vibrant students I was sure this was the place for me. As an NQT I have been offered fantastic support and weekly training to encourage my development as a teacher.”
- English NQT
“The coaching sessions are brilliant. It allowed me to gain insightful feedback on my progress as a teacher in a less pressure environment. They are concise and constructive with feedback and provide helpful techniques to bring into my practice.
My meeting with my curriculum mentor was, for lack of better words, "a god send". They always gave me constructive feedback, introduced me in different approaches within the classroom and helped me implement them.”
- Maths RQT
“Support was always available not just from mentors, but also from Head of departments and Key stage coordinators. The help from the infrastructure within the academy was incredible!”
- Maths RQT
“After working in a number of schools in my career I have never met such an ambitious, driven cohort of staff who invest so heavily on not only the academic progress of students but also their pastoral wellbeing. Staff at The Sutton Academy are forward thinking and conscientious in ensuring that they offer students engaging and challenging tasks to support their understanding and retention of knowledge. The ethos at the academy encourages staff to work collaboratively across subjects to ensure the best practice is shared and celebrated. The coaching method used to develop staff has been widely successful and allowed us to adopt an open-door approach. Working with both staff and students at the Sutton academy is highly rewarding and every day is a pleasure.”
- Curriculum Leader Art
“The Academy puts staff development as one of its key drivers for school improvement – our internal coaching system really reinforces this and allows staff to focus on areas that they want to improve in the most. In the three years I have been at the Academy the CPD provision has been excellent – evidence informed and professionally challenging. As a middle leader I have been fully supported in my role and the regular line management meetings have helped to guide and steer the direction I have wanted to move the Faculty in; there is a clear culture of “better never stops”. The robust daily systems in place help to maintain our high expectations and this means teachers are able to focus on teaching high quality lessons and improving student learning. I think the mark of an excellent school is, “would I send my own children here?” – absolutely!”
- Faculty Leader internally promoted to the Academy Leadership Team