Working at SMA

St Matthew Academy is a collaborative, vibrant and diverse Catholic all-through school, where every pupil’s and every staff member’s potential and ambitions are realised and rewarded.

The commitment and support of our staff is a key strength of St Matthew Academy; staff are dedicated to encouraging students to discover their potential and let their light shine during their time with us, and beyond.  

Our commitment to academic excellence and personal well-being is of paramount importance, as we strive to offer our pupils an outstanding level of education, complemented by an enriching offer that allows them to flourish, explore their passions and celebrate the world around them in a stimulating environment. 

Parents choose St Matthew Academy as a result of the high expectations we demand, that develop pupils into successful and confident learners and where staff are willing to go above and beyond to help learners realise their ambitions. We place great emphasis on providing a broad curriculum, which inspires learning and growth at every level.

Our motto SHINE is at the heart of all we do: providing opportunities for pupils to become Successful, confident learners; demanding High expectations for outstanding achievements; supporting an Inclusive, caring Catholic community; Nurturing talent to cultivate ambition and promoting Excellence for all, in every aspect of academy life. It is our expectation that staff adopt SHINE in all that they do, providing our pupils with the unique, St Matthew Academy offer.

By joining our team, you join a supportive, dynamic and passionate community of staff who are dedicated to providing our learners with an exceptional education, underpinned by high standards of teaching and enriching experiences. As part of this commitment, we seek to appoint the best staff with a desire for making a difference to our pupils’ lives and invite you to realise your potential, in our truly unique academy.

Interested in joining our community?

Please download our recruitment pack below and use the tabs on the left to navigate to the appropriate page.

If you would like to visit the Academy to see us at work please leave a message on the 'contact us' page or send an email to and a member of staff will be in touch to arrange a suitable time.