General Information

All new appointments are subject to a 6-month probationary period.

All offers of employment are made subject to the following:

  • The receipt of two satisfactory references, one of which should be from the successful candidate’s current/most recent employer.
  • Occupational Health Screening and, if necessary, a medical examination to ascertain that the successful candidate is fit to perform the duties of the post.
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (see below).
  • Evidence of the right to work in the UK. Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationalities Act 2006 it is a requirement that satisfactory documentation is produced which validates that a person is eligible to work in the UK.

William Farr is a popular, oversubscribed, rural comprehensive school. In the 2006 OFSTED inspection the school was judged to be outstanding, and our 2009 inspection confirmed this remarkable achievement. The school gained academy status in 2011 and has approximately 1500 students on roll.

William Farr School is committed to the safeguarding of children, and all posts within school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants are required to reveal information concerning all convictions, including those which would otherwise be considered as ‘spent’. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced background check by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken prior to interview.

Initial Teacher Training with Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance

William Farr School is working closely with other secondary schools in Lincolnshire as part of the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance (LTSA). With the educational landscape changing at pace, membership of the LTSA provides the opportunity for our school to share be practice and build capacity through a ‘learning together’ culture so that our students continue to receive the highest quality of education and life changing opportunities.

We are delighted that the LTSA has recently become accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider. This means that the alliance is able to devise and deliver its own training programme and award Qualified Teacher Status on its successful completion. LTSA will also work closely with the University of Lincoln to support trainees to gain an additional PGCE qualification.

William Farr School is proud to be part of this Initial Teacher Training programme which presents an exciting opportunity for the school and for education in Lincolnshire as a whole.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to train to become a teacher and the subjects available across the alliance, please access the information contained on the LTSA website:

All applications for Initial Teacher Training are submitted via UCAS. Information about places offered and application procedures can be accessed from the UCAS website.


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