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Head of Department - English

Don Valley Academy, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Job details

Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £47,707 to £52,643

Job summary

At Don Valley we have inclusive vision with high expectation and deeply caring environment for the pupils and staff.

Our ethos is ‘Changing lives through belief and collaboration’. We believe that it is our purpose to prepare young people to enter a fast moving and rapidly changing environment. To prepare them for such a challenge we work to develop their skills, knowledge and resilience which in turn will enable them to achieve the highest possible qualifications.

We hold an Ofsted Rating of “good” and would welcome teachers who are committed to working with us to improve on this.

Job details:
• Providing clear, cohesive leadership and direction in department and motivating teaching and support colleagues in developing innovative strategies to enhance the quality of learning, teaching and achievement.
• Carrying out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with academy policies, under the direction of the Principal.
• Modelling the vision and values of the academy.
• Being part of the team driving the development of the academy to become an ‘outstanding’ academy.

If this sounds of interest to you and you would like to learn more about the role and our Academy including our great benefits, or you would like to visit the school, then please contact Mrs Beverley Edgar, Principal’s PA on edgarb@donvalleyacademy.org.uk or 07944 269981.
The closing date for the role is the 2nd March 2020 at 12pm.

Interview Dates: To be confirmed

Start Date: 1st September 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree in English

Essential qualifications

A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

Experience of delivering curriculum at KS3, KS4 and KS5.

Employee benefits


More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1048 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Don Valley Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email edgarb@donvalleyacademy.org.uk

About Don Valley Academy

School location

Jossey Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 9DD