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  • Start date details

    1st September 2023 (or earlier by negotiation)

  • Closing date

    27 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an exceptional candidate as Curriculum Leader of Vocational Learning who shares our values and has the right vision and ethos to join us on our journey to becoming a truly outstanding school.

We are seeking an inspiring leader with a track record of improving standards, who is committed to the Trust’s values and the impact this can have on every student’s individual performance inside the classroom and beyond. Who has excellent classroom practice and is able to model effective teaching and learning.

Experience of teaching in vocational aspects of the curriculum including ICT and Business and Enterprise would be desirable. The ability of experience teaching Computing to Key Stages 3 and 4 would be equally desirable. A significant commitment to the development of disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge in these subjects would be provided to the successful candidate, for any areas that are less experienced, through our extensive Trust CPD offer.

Working in partnership with the Headteacher, the leadership team and our school community, you will provide the strategic leadership for the high expectations for behaviour and attitudes at Wyvern Academy. You will consistently communicate the school ethos of the Professional Learner, strategically regulating a calm and purposeful climate for learning whilst being innovative in your practice. Your leadership will also uphold the high Trust standards for Safeguarding, ensuring that there is a vested commitment and provision for all students.

The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues.

What the school offers its staff

Wyvern Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the Branksome and Cockerton area of Darlington, County Durham, England. We are looking for an exceptional candidate as Curriculum Leader of History to join us on our journey to becoming a truly outstanding school.

At Wyvern Academy, our school’s vision, in the work that our school community conducts is that we achieve ‘Excellence in all that we do’. We have a vested interest that all students ‘reach for the stars’ and that every one of our students receive a world-class education.

As a Consilium Academy, Wyvern Academy is built on the values of the Consilium charter. The purpose of the charter is to ensure our mission and values translate into practice within our Academies, ensuring that every student benefits from our distinctively inclusive ethos.

Further details about the role

Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

The closing date for applications is 0900 on Thursday 27th April.

Interviews will take place week commencing 1st May.

To apply please complete the attached application form. We ask that all completed application forms are sent by email to Katie Ferguson at Katie.Ferguson@consilium-at.com by the closing date and time quoted above. Please note we do not accept CVs.

Consilium Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

The Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Wyvern Academy

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

Arranging a visit to Wyvern Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email katie.ferguson@consilium-at.com.

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