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The King’s Academy aims to provide a workplace environment which is both challenging and rewarding. Below you will find comments from some of our existing staff members:


Gary Wiecek

Senior Vice Principal

I joined The King’s in 2003, having spent 13 years with our sister school, Emmanuel College.

My role is very diverse and involves both academic and pastoral elements, including overseeing the welfare of our students and dealing with any behavioural or personal issues. I really love what I do; it is challenging but very rewarding.

Gary Wiecek

The vision for all ESF schools, coupled with the aspiration to provide a first-class education for so many young people is great. There is also a culture of personal best within the school, which encourages both students and staff to constantly evaluate and improve upon their performance.

All of the core values and ethos are applicable to staff, students and potential candidates, whether you are a Christian or not. I would urge applicants not to be put off by this. Ultimately, if you are interested in making a difference to young people’s lives then this is the place for you.

Sally Gray

Assistant Vice Principal – Student Services

Sally GrayMy role at The King’s as Assistant Vice Principal – Student Services is very diverse and involves both pastoral and academic elements. I teach French, ensure the quality of our annual reports and oversee our child protection procedures, among many other things.

I enjoy building relationships with our students and providing them with the best possible education. Like all members of staff, I am enthused by what we’ve been able to achieve as a school to date.

To someone thinking of applying for a job either here or within the wider Foundation, I would say go for it – don’t be put off by the Christian ethos.

The King’s is unlike anywhere I’ve worked before. I’m very happy and love working here; I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else in Middlesbrough.