4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 February 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subjects
Biology, Science
Working pattern
Full time
32.5 hours, full year
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated Head of Biology with an infectious passion for the subject, who is keen to develop their leadership and management skills in this key curriculum area. This is an exciting opportunity for you to further develop your skills within an exciting and innovative environment.

We are committed to providing the very best educational experience for our young people and invite applicants who share this commitment to be a part of our success story. The ability to work quickly to plan high quality differentiated units of work is vital, as is the ability to coach and mentor colleagues, sharing ideas and leading by example.

You will be able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. You will be passionate about your specialist subject and seek to positively impact your field and the Academy.

About Us

Following on from 10 years as a specialist Technology College, de Ferrers became an Academy in January 2011. It has grown into a large, split-site, co-educational institution catering for the full range of students from ages 11–18. In 2015, de Ferrers became the first school of The de Ferrers Trust (a Multi Academy Trust).

Excellent funding has allowed the Academy to enhance resources and equipment and widely promote the use of new technologies. There are digital projectors and flat screen TVs in all curriculum areas, with over 500 computers and laptops across all sites.

From October 2012, the Academy became the first school in Staffordshire to provide all sixth form students with access to a personal one-to-one iPad for use in lessons and at home. Currently, all students in Years 9 to 13 (Trent and Sixth Form Campuses) have their own iPad, as well as all teaching staff and most support staff.

At The de Ferrers Academy, we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

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
CPD

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve. We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

In Return

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

Cycle to Work Scheme
Taste Card
Employee Assistance Programme
Discounted Gym Membership
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

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 247700 and ask to speak to the Sarah Wain, Academy Business Officer - HR.

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: 9.00am on 2nd February 2022

Interview date: 11th February 2022

Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

If you do not hear back after five working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

The 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.

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

Additional allowances

Additional TLR available at £4,782

Applying for the job

You can apply directly to the Trust People Team via the Trust website www.deferrerstrust.com or email your application to careers@deferrerstrust.com. You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
2329 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01283 247700

About The de Ferrers Academy


Following on from 10 years as a specialist Technology College, de Ferrers became an Academy in January 2011. It has grown into a large, split-site, co-educational institution catering for the full range of students from ages 11–18. In 2015, de Ferrers became the first school of The de Ferrers Trust (a Multi Academy Trust).

Excellent funding has allowed the Academy to enhance resources and equipment and widely promote the use of new technologies. There are digital projectors and flat screen TVs in all curriculum areas, with over 500 computers and laptops across all sites.

From October 2012, the Academy became the first school in Staffordshire to provide all sixth form students with access to a personal one-to-one iPad for use in lessons and at home. Currently, all students in Years 9 to 13 (Trent and Sixth Form Campuses) have their own iPad, as well as all teaching staff and most support staff.

At The de Ferrers Academy, we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

Arranging a visit to The de Ferrers Academy

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.

School location

St Mary's Drive, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0LL

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