A rewarding place to work

The Quay School provides an aspirational environment for everyone, from supply staff through to the most established members of our staff team. We have a track record of growing leaders and ensuring continued professional development, providing fulfilling career opportunities and maintaining commitment to the highest standards of quality.


Our success as a school is driven by the success of our staff. For this reason, we invest heavily in selecting, training, mentoring and supporting every member of our team, whatever their role.

The results of our commitment to our staff speak for themselves:

  • Progression routes within the school are evidenced by the significant number of staff who have become middle and senior leaders.
  • Many of our learning mentors began as teaching assistants. 
  • We are a teacher training school.

We are one of the leading schools for alternative provision in the south of England, which is demonstrated by the high level of interest in what we do, shown by schools and other organisations across the region.

Benefits of working at The Quay School

  • Making a real difference in the lives of children facing the most challenging situations.
  • A fair and transparent remuneration system that recognises achievement.
  • Easy access to leadership and professional development training.
  • High levels of job satisfaction.

We won’t pretend that it’s always easy to work at The Quay School. We have our moments of frustration and heartbreak. But it’s never dull.

Reasons for working at The Quay School

“Why do you want to work here?” is one of the first questions we ask those applying for a position. 

These are just some of the answers we hear:

“ It’s a good school that treats its staff well and is making a difference in children’s lives.”

“ You set and maintain the highest standards.”

“ You’re one of the best schools for alternative provision and I’d like to be a part of your continuing success story.”

Equal opportunities

Discrimination has no place at The Quay School and we actively promote equality of opportunity in everything we do. We particularly oppose
discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race and country of origin, age, language, disability, religious or political beliefs.

Criminal Records Bureau

For the safety of our pupils and staff, and to comply with statutory requirements, all appointments at The Quay School are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Meet our staff

  • Jo Perry

    Jo Perry

    Executive Headteacher

    01202 674205 (The Quay School)

    01256 336601 (Coppice Spring School)