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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a post available from September 2024 to teach Secondary English as part of this department. We are always looking to support teachers at all stages of their career.

Whether you are relatively new in the profession or have more experience, we don’t mind – what we are looking for is someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about their subject area and have the drive and desire for pupils to have an excellent experience of English.

During our Ofsted inspection in April 2023, we were designated to be a ‘Good’ school and the Academy has a superb platform to move from now, with our value added and Progress 8 data rising. If you are the kind of person who wholeheartedly believes in offering the very best for children in their school life, who wants opportunities to develop your own practice and who strives for excellence, then this is the place for you.

We would encourage interested candidates to get in touch to

discuss further.

Please specify, in your application, your availability and any

further interests you may have.

What the school offers its staff

Dartmouth Academy is an all-through school and a member of Education South West which comprises 5 secondary schools and 8 primary schools within Devon. The schools with the ESW family share a common desire to give our children the education, opportunities and confidence that will enable them to lead great lives.

Staff are the most valuable resource in a school and we are committed to ensuring that all colleagues have access to ongoing professional development that is supportive of each person’s needs and aspirations. All teaching staff engage in a programme of Incremental Coaching with regular drop-ins from their coach and subsequent developmental discussions.

Staff Voice is clear that this is a highly appreciated part of the CPD programme and all new members of staff will also be expected to embrace this opportunity to continue developing their practice. Our policy is to train our own staff who can then lead others.All staff also have access to a range of professional development opportunities led by the Trust, as well as through the engagement with the Research School and qualifications such as NPQs.

We also have a strong open-door policy throughout the school and colleagues will welcome you into their classroom at any time.

For trainee teachers and ECTs, we have a strong programme of support. All of our ECTs have mentoring support, as well as from a member of the Senior Leadership Team, and we offer a bespoke programme adaptive to the needs of the individual when this arises. We have been an early adopter of the ECF, compulsory from September 2021, and are confident in this support.

The Academy is in the beautiful town of Dartmouth which is situated on the mouth of the River Dart within the South Hams. It is a wonderful area to live and work. Open since September 2010, with modern, purpose-built facilities since 2014; we are one of a small but growing number of schools nationally which offer education for children from ages 3-16.

Pupils feel happy at Dartmouth Academy. They embrace the school’s mantra to ‘be your best self’. As a small, all-through school, pupils and staff value the strong relationships they have. Pupils join the school at different stages. Leaders support pupils at those different transition points. Pupils say they feel welcomed at the school.

Ofsted, April 2023

Our Values:

Courage– To believe in yourself and your abilities, challenging yourself even when things become difficult to keep on going even in the face of adversity.

Compassion– To care for those around us and support them in what they are doing being aware of the effects our actions have on others. To respect the rights and views of others even if they don’t align with ours.

Ambition– To aspire to succeed through hard work and effort to achieve what you need to open the doors to your future.

Our Mission:

‘Be your best self’. Our values are designed to support everyone in our community to be equipped to strive for our mission.

Our Vision:

‘Our future successes are built upon the work we do today’With our values supporting our mission we aim to achieve our vision.

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 Dartmouth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
403 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

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