Curriculum Leader

Da Vinci Academy, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 4ET

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Your hours of work shall be in accordance with the School Teachers' Terms and Conditions Document. Full time teachers are required to be available for work for up to 1265 hours of directed time over 195 days.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Additional allowances

TLR 2b

Curriculum Leader job summary

“Staff have high aspirations for all pupils’ success. Leaders are determined that no child will be left behind.”

We are looking to recruit a Curriculum Leader of Physical Education. The ideal candidate will be an energetic and positive professional who can combine their experience of and passion for the PE curriculum with the ability to inspire our students and enhance a talented team. You will be an enthusiastic classroom practitioner with the skills and determination to ensure exciting learning and outstanding academic progress for students of all abilities.

“Leaders are considerate of staff’s workload and promote staff’s well-being.”

In return, we can offer brilliant development from experienced leaders and one of the most supportive staff cultures that you could hope to be part of. We are family oriented and recognise a life outside of work whilst being determined to do everything we can as professionals in support of our students. Individual and academy team ambition go hand in hand. LEAD Trust support and career development are a given.

“Staff fully support leaders’ vision for the school’s continued improvement.”

A drive to continue the ongoing improvement trajectory of our academy is a given and this role will support our determination to continue building positive attitudes to learning by all students. Ambitious team players with a good sense of humour are welcome. Our team goes above and beyond to support each other and our students so it is critical that this aligns with the candidate’s own values and ethos. Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate a prior commitment to their own professional development and should be looking forward to ongoing development of their own practice and that of the academy team as part of our collaborative and supportive Trust offer.

In summary, we are looking for someone who:

  • has high expectations of pupil progress.
  • is passionate about education and developing a love of learning in students.
  • has the skills to work collaboratively with the teaching team.
  • can build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents.
  • is willing to embrace or bring new ideas to the Academy.
  • has ambition combined with a commitment to developing their own skills.

In return, the successful candidate will:

  • be joining a strong and dynamic team of professionals.
  • work in a school with high aspirations for all of its students and staff.
  • be provided with excellent career opportunities.

It is an exciting time at Da Vinci Academy, and you will be part of our future development and the adventure to continue raising standards as we build an exceptional academy together as one team.

Using the application form

To apply, please visit our website:

Please send a completed application form and covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4), with a supporting CV if you wish to.

Completed applications should be sent to

Closing date: Monday 10th October 2022 at 9.00 am
Interviews: Monday 17th October 2022
Start date: 1st January 2023

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt therefore shortlisted candidates may be contacted in advance of the closing date.

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we can expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Da Vinci Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
666 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01332 831515

“Leaders put pupils’ interests at the heart of all that they do”
Ofsted 2021

Having converted to academy status at the heart of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in May 2017, Da Vinci Academy is now a successful secondary school with around 700 students and an increasing school roll (oversubscribed in KS3 and also next year’s intake). In summer 2019, we were proud to be the most improved Progress 8 school in Derby and in October 2021, we were rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. A copy of the report can be found on our website.

We are described as a ‘proudly inclusive school with a big heart and huge ambition’. A student-centred philosophy is supported by an unwavering commitment to the achievement of successful outcomes for each and every young person.

“The school is inclusive and welcoming to all. Pupils feel valued and cared for.”
Together with the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, a strong and clear vision is in place - one team changing worlds. Our vision is achieved by supporting all to Aspire, Believe, Learn, Achieve. This is what we all firmly believe in and strive for at all times. The benefit of our close-knit academy community is a real team environment where people genuinely care for each other and where students and staff alike can really shine.

Arranging a visit to Da Vinci Academy

For more details about our academy, please visit our website

Should you have any questions regarding the role please contact Jenny Linthwaite, HR Officer - email

It is important that potential applicants are able to find out as much as possible about both our academy and the role as they consider making an application. We welcome visits and can be flexible around timings of the day to suit. We are committed to doing all we can to support those interested in researching more about what it is like to work in our proudly inclusive, ambitious academy as part of our ‘one team’. Pre-application visits are therefore very welcome. We can also arrange a phone call with our Headteacher or other suitable members of staff. To arrange such an informal discussion ahead of and around making an application, please email Jenny Linthwaite, HR Officer - email

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