Class Teacher with TLR 2.1 for 'Year Group Leader' Ashwood Spencer Academy, Derby

Job description

Full Time Class Teacher with TLR 2.1 for ‘Year Group Leader’ (initially to lead Year 4)
Required for Easter (or sooner if possible)

Applications are welcomed from Experienced Teachers

Are you looking for a fresh challenge?
Would you like to join Ashwood in our exciting journey of change?

Are you the sort of teacher to -

Transform your classroom into Narnia?
Dress up as Harry Potter or gatecrash an assembly as a superhero?
Organise a sleep-over with a book?
Plan an enriching experience which raises aspirations?

Ashwood Spencer Academy is in an exciting period of change as we have recently transitioned to an academy. We believe that all pupils are entitled to high quality learning experiences, where barriers are removed.

Qualities we are looking for:
A risk taker
Have a ‘whatever it takes attitude’ to remove
barriers to learning
Reflective practitioner
Ability to lead a team
Research driven
Passionate about making a difference
A team player with a sense of humour

In return, we can offer you:

A unique TLR opportunity to improve children’s outcomes
An opportunity to lead staff, using your passion, ideas and leadership skills
A collaborative ethos, working with other schools and colleagues to develop day to day practice and set you on the road to leadership.
A chance to be part of an exciting journey
For an application pack please visit

Closing date: 12pm 20th February 2019. Interviews 27th February 2019.

Visits are encouraged on 7th February 4pm, 11th February 2.15pm, 14th February 9.15am. Please contact the school to book on 01332 348356.

Essential educational requirements

see person specification

Essential qualifications

see person specification

Essential skills and experience

see job description and person specification

Employee benefits

teachers pension
Employee discount benefits ( perkbox)
cycle to work scheme

About Ashwood Spencer Academy

Ashwood Spencer Academy part of Spencer Academies Trust Amber Street, Derby, DE24 8FT. Ashwood is a friendly primary academy in the Southern Derbyshire community of Osmaston. The Principal is Mrs Baines-Chambers. Children are welcomed from early years through to 11 We are dedicated to providing exemplary teaching and learning for all our children. Our DREAM curriculum ensures creativity is at its heart- encouraging oracy, tolerance and collaboration. Our aim is to develop respectful individuals, who aspire to follow their DREAMs. Ashwood is a magical place that offers enriching experiences within a loving and stimulating environment. At Ashwood we value our close relationships with our parents, governors and the community; working in partnership to enable our pupils to have the best possible start in their educational journey. Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor,which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 17 schools (8 Secondary and 9 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire: Vision Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders. We Believe:  All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.  Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.  We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Amber Street, Derby, DE24 8FT