Director of Learning – Science

Granville Academy, Swadlincote, Derbyshire


Job details

Subjects Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Lead Practitioners range 1, £34,300 to £50,417
Leadership level Middle Leader

Job description

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 Us

We believe that Granville Academy and Trust is a very special place to work. We have fantastic facilities and a truly supportive and skilled staff at all levels. We also believe that to get the best out of our students, we need to be the best we can be as staff. We take great pride in ensuring that we all support and develop ourselves and our teams. We offer a fantastic range of staff wellbeing (Physical, Social and Emotional) and CPD opportunities at local, Trust and National levels.

Our students are a strength too. They want to learn and make the most of the opportunities on offer to them. They too take great pride in showcasing what is good about being a part of Granville.

The Department

The Science faculty consists of 6 teachers and one technician. The Director of Learning for Science works closely with and reports into the Vice Principal for Curriculum. At KS4, we offer courses for the three separate sciences and the option of a double award route. Selected students have the opportunity to become Science Leaders, students are chosen from KS3 and KS4. These students form the basis of the science council which gives the department a student voice.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust.

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 at The de Ferrers Academy


Prospective applicants are welcome to visit and this can be arranged by telephoning 01283 216765.

To Apply

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact The Trust HR Team via email or by telephone 01283 372621.

Closing date: 9am on 17th April 2020
Interview date: 30th April 2020

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Granville Academy and The de Ferrers Trust 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

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

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 692 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Granville Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Burton Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR