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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for



• A good degree in your subject area (A/C)

• Post Grad Certificate of Education (PGCE) or equivalent (A/C)

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C)

• An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practice (A/I/R)

• Excellent organisational/personal management skills (A/I)

• Effective behaviour/classroom management (A/I/R)

• Ability to demand high standards (A/I/R)

• Up-to-date knowledge of educational theory and practice in relevant key stage(s) (A/I/R)

• Strong understanding of guidelines on safeguarding (A/I/R)

• Experience of leadership (A/I/R)

• Experience of project management (A)

• Able to work to deadlines (A/I/R)

• Able to innovative and progress (A/I/R)

• Able to lead and work effectively with teams (A/I/R)

• Strong understanding of using data to assess/inform teaching and learning and targetingappropriate intervention (A/I)

• Experience of dynamic and successful team leadership at middle leader/senior leader level (A/R)

• Experience leading and implementing strategies which ensured high standards of studentachievement (A/R)

• Experience of teaching intervention groups at relevant key stage(s) (A/I)

• Ability to work independently and be a team player (A/I/R)

• Ability to develop and support staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies (A/I/R)

• Ability to enthuse and direct students/staff towards raising expectations and levels of achievement(A/I/R)

• Understanding of self-evaluation (I/R)

• Strong ICT skills (A)

• Commitment to self and team development (I)

• Able to make difficult decisions and relay these effectively (A/I/R)


• Leadership/Management qualification / training (e.g., NPQML/NPQSL/ NPQH) (A/C)

• Understanding of ‘The Deeps’ (A/I)

• Experience carrying out management investigations (A/I/R)

• Comprehensive knowledge of performance management requirements in an education setting (A/I)

• Experience of leading, developing and enhancing teaching practice of staff (A/R)

• A track record of examination success in more than one school (A/I)

What the school offers its staff

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits including:

• A staff rewards budget

• Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) (opt out available)

• Access to the Delta benefits website with discounts on retailers, holidays, days out, etc.

• Access to Cycle to Work scheme, car leasing and technology scheme

• Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice

• Training and development opportunities including NPQs

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About Darton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1142 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Darton Academy is an exciting place to learn and as soon as you enter the building you can feel a buzz of enthusiasm. There is a sense of purpose, and the academy is calm and orderly, with state-of-the-art facilities. We are a close-knit community, and we pride ourselves on knowing our pupils well and doing our utmost to ensure everyone fulfils their true potential. We aim to ensure that our pupils can learn in a safe and supportive environment, where everyone values academic achievement and has a positive attitude to learning. As a result of our journey of continuous improvement, our pupils achieved the “best ever GCSE results” in the summer of 2022, and we continue to go from strength to strength. Our progress 8 result is 0.4 and in February 2023 Ofsted graded us Good with an outstanding personal development offer. We strongly encourage our pupils to take part in enrichment activities so they can discover all their strengths and talents, and run over forty clubs, as well as pupil support sessions and interventions. We also regularly organise whole school events and educational visits so that our pupils have a broad experience of learning beyond the classroom. We believe in rewarding pupils for good behaviour, attendance and achievement and run a number of celebration events throughout the year, from “Super September” to our summer “DartFest”. We place learning at the heart of everything we do and use our core values of respect, responsibility, and resilience to build a positive ethos. Ultimately, we understand that our pupils are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best. We believe this also applies to our staff. We are passionate about giving people the chance to develop and progress their careers.

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