6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 April 2021 at 8:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Business studies, Computing
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main/Upper Pay Range + TLR

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Faculty Leader of our Computing & Business Department with at least 40% PPA. The successful applicant will be a well-qualified, experienced specialist, who is committed to achieving high standards and developing every child to reach their full potential.

The Computing and Business Faculty is a successful faculty consisting of subject specialists in Computer Science, iMedia, and Business Studies. The faculty is well resourced and has excellent facilities for all disciplines. The faculty is friendly, committed and strives constantly to develop and improve methods for enhancing student learning, enjoyment and achievement.

If you are an outstanding leader with high expectations and a strong presence, who can achieve the highest standards from your students and staff, and a person who can create a culture of success through challenge and innovation as well as instill a love of learning, we would like to hear from you.

At Essa Academy our curriculum is key in allowing all students to gain the knowledge and skills that they will require for life. We believe that the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences students have now will have a huge impact on their abilities to break through social barriers in the future and equip them for a successful and fulfilled life. We have carefully considered our Academy’s local context and intake when planning our curriculum.

We have built our Computing & Business curriculum with the intent that students will:

Be digitally literate and be able to communicate effectively
Be aware of the Business world and how it functions
Develop a curiosity in the evolving Business and Technological world
Stay safe online and know their rights in the workplace
Develop a sound understanding of career prospects in Computing and Business
Be numerate and able to manage finances, both personally and for a business
Be able to problem solve by analysing and evaluating situations

Our ideal candidate will:

Implement a Computing & Business curriculum which is accessible to all, ensuring that every student succeeds and leave equipped with the qualifications that will improve their life chances and employability

Be a passionate teacher and have a genuine belief in the potential of every student

Be a conscientious and enthusiastic team player

Have excellent subject knowledge and a proven ability to raise standards in classrooms

Be able to offer engagement, stretch, support and challenge to all learners

Be able to accurately assess the progress and achievement of students, groups and cohorts and provide appropriate provision to ensure progress of all is maximised

Lead, develop and implement an innovative and creative curriculum and learning programme

In return we offer:

At least 40% PPA

A bespoke CPD program to enhance your development and exciting career opportunities

Outstanding pastoral care

An excellent reputation in the local community

A dedicated and enthusiastic team of teachers and support staff

A stimulating environment, fantastic facilities and the latest computing facilities both Windows and Apple

Applying for the job

For more information and to apply please download our candidate pack and application form. Applications should be sent to hr@efatrust.org along with a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4.

Closing date 21st April 2021 at 8.00am
Interviews w/c 26th April 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
980 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01204 333222

About Essa Academy

‘The new Principal has provided highly effective leadership…he is very ambitious on behalf of
his pupils.

‘The Principal has the full support of his senior leaders, who are equally uncompromising in their desire for pupils to have the best possible life chances.’

‘Pupils are typically welcoming, polite and well-mannered.’ They ‘confidently shared with
inspectors their understanding, appreciation and celebration of British values. Pupils respect
differences and value diversity.’

Pupils also told inspectors that they feel safe and the school is ‘a happy place to grow up in.’
At Essa Academy we have a universal belief in our mission ‘All Will Succeed’, with access to
outstanding resources and a strong sense of belonging, ownership and community
underpinning our work. Our students and staff are amazing and reflect the ethos of the

Arranging a visit to Essa Academy

Please email the Principal's PA alison.wilde@efatrust.org

School location

Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 3HH

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