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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for


Essential • Graduate with qualified teacher status (QTS) (C) • Outstanding record as a Leader of Science • An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practise • Experience of effectively teaching intervention groups at KS3 and KS4 • Strong organisational and personal management skills • An awareness of current challenges in Science • Secure knowledge of national curriculum requirements at KS3 • Secure knowledge of courses and requirements at KS4 and KS5 • Understanding of use of data to assess and inform teaching and learning • Effective planning and teaching . Effective behaviour/classroom management • Able to demand high standards from others • Able to lead a high performing team • Able to work independently and be a team player • Able to develop and support other staff to develop a variety of teaching strategies • Able to enthuse and direct students and staff towards raising expectations and levels of achievement • Able to meet deadlines • Strong ICT skills • Flexible and committed to work across our group of partnership schools • Takes the initiative • Self-motivated • Able to respect sensitive and confidential work • Committed to own personal development and learning • Regular use of a car for business purposes (expenses reimbursed) Desirable • Hold AST/SLE status or equivalent • Experience of leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of other staff • Experience of teaching A level Science • Relevant management experience

What the school offers its staff

Don Valley is a vibrant academy, full of opportunity and high expectation for all. We believe in the power of positive relationships and work hard to maintain a culture of kindness and inclusivity. We have 1095 students on roll in our 11-16 academy, all whom benefit from a state-of-the-art building and facilities.

We serve a significantly deprived community, with 40% of students being pupil premium and 31% of students registering as being in the bottom 10% for deprivation nationally. Despite these challenges, you will find Don Valley students to be polite and engaged with learning. As a community we embrace all opportunities and strive to support and challenge one another. We have a comprehensive professional development calendar which is tailored specifically to meet the current needs of our staff and students. Staff enjoy the leadership opportunities found within our ‘DEEPs’ model and can gain valuable experience of roles across the Academy, ranging from Aspiring Leader to Associate Assistant Principal. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at Don Valley Academy, and it is highly valued by both staff and students.

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About Don Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1079 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01302 651035

At Don Valley Academy our ethos is ‘Changing lives through belief and collaboration’. We believe that our core purpose is to prepare young people to enter a fast moving and rapidly changing environment. To prepare them for such a challenge we work to develop their skills, knowledge and resilience which in turn will enable them to achieve the highest possible qualifications. Don Valley Academy works with the students to ensure that they learn in a happy and caring environment. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement all students are encouraged to take part in extra curricular activities outside the classroom. The Mission of the Academy is 'Changing Lives'. To improve educational outcomes for the North of England, creating a sustainable organisation that improves our society and the wider community. It is essential for our success to maintain high standards at all times and this is only possible with collaboration between staff, parents and students. Our challenge is to provide the global education that gives our students the tools necessary to compete in the world market and by working together we can do this.

Arranging a visit to Don Valley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@donvalleyacademy.org.uk.

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