Director of Learning - Enterprise The de Ferrers Academy, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Job description

Salary MPS/UPS (£24,373 - £40,490) TLR 1.2 £9,927

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:
- Delivering a high-quality education
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
- Establishing and developing robust governance
- Ensuring financial probity and viability
- Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
- Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

About Our School

We benefit from a strong local reputation which is the reason we have increased our admission number to 410. Our expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for our popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of our students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus and Years 9-11 at the Trent Campus, which are half a mile apart.

We were delighted by our January 2017 Ofsted inspection which emphasised the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. We value our staff team, and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years, we have developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9-Year 13.

The Department

All Year 7, 8 and 9 students (Key Stage 3) have one Computing lesson a week based around short projects that develop students’ computational and problem-solving thinking. They will also look at the hardware and software required to facilitate different ICT systems and will apply computing and ICT skills to specific situations.

At Key Stage 4, students can choose Creative i-media, GCSE Computer Science, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Economics and NCFE Certificate in Business and Enterprise if they wish to continue to study Enterprise subjects. These are taught in option pools of three hours per week with examination at the end of Year 11. Students also have the opportunity to study the NCFE qualification on 1 hour per week as an additional, enrichment opportunity to develop essential skills for their future.

At Key Stage 5, Computer Science or BTEC Level 3 ICT are offered as options on five hours a week. BTEC ICT is also offered on 10 hours per week to achieve the equivalent of two A levels at the end of the course. Excellent results are achieved, and ICT is always a popular A level subject.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Taste Card
- Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
- Access to a fitness suite, located on-site

Visits

We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. Prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. Please call us on 01283 247700 to arrange a convenient time.

To Apply

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 9am on 5th March 2020
Interview date: 16th March 2020

This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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Employee benefits

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Taste Card
- Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
- Access to a fitness suite, located on-site


About The de Ferrers Academy

Address
St Mary's Drive, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
The de Ferrers Academy website (opens in a new window)