8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    12 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR / UPR (£30,000 to £46,525)

Additional allowances

With an additional TLR2B payment of £5,346

What skills and experience we're looking for

• Good degree in an appropriate discipline related to Art (A/C)

• Teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C)

• Strong and secure subject knowledge in Art up to GCSE and/or A Level (A/I)

• Evidence of good student examination results (A/I/R)

• Recent and relevant teaching experience (A/I/R)

• Experience of assessment at key stage 3 and 4 (A/I/R)

• Awareness of the strategies available for improving the learning and achievement of all students


• Good understanding of curriculum developments in Art (A/I)

• Experience of leading a team (A/I/R)

• Excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practice (A/I/R)

• Able to use a range of teaching and learning strategies (A/I)

• Understands how assessment for learning can improve student performance (A/I)

• Understands principles of quality learning, teaching and assessment including Academy review and

self-evaluation (A/I/R)

• Able to apply effective practice and research evidence to improve outcomes (A/I)

• Confident in the use of standard ICT packages and how these can be used to enhance student

learning (A/I)

• Able to use student level data to raise standards (A/I)

• Able to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team (A/I)

• Strong enthusiasm for your subject area (A/I)

• Creative in problem solving together with willingness to take on and try new approaches and ideas


• Ability to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and to recognise potential

safeguarding issues (A/I/R)

• Able to communicate both orally and in writing to students and their parents/carers (A/I/R)

• Able to communicate high expectations to all students (A/I/R)

• Willingness to share good practice across the department and beyond (A/I/R)


• Strong ICT skills including SMART board or Promethean (A/I/R)

• Strong and secure subject knowledge in your subject area up to A Level (A/I)

• Experience of assessment at key stage 5 (A/I/R)

• Curriculum design and management (A/I/R)

What the school offers its staff

Are you looking for a role that will enable you to influence and give direction to the children in your classes? Do you want to work for a Trust that is transforming educational outcomes for students in some of the most deprived areas in the North of England? If so, this could be the role for you.

Don Valley Academy is proud to be rated Ofsted GOOD (April 2019) for the first time in its history! This has been achieved by having dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are committed to giving our community an extraordinary educational experience. Having secured our students their best Y11 outcomes this summer, being newly appointed an EEF Research School and working in state of the art facilities we welcome you to come and join us. We pride ourselves on being the most dynamic and energetic academy and are looking for someone who wants to be part of something special.

We are delighted to have been recently awarded £210000 in funding across 3 years to form a new Research School, joining the Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) network of Research Schools across England. You will join us at a pivotal time as we; continue to develop evidence informed teaching strategies in our Academy and across Delta, build affiliations with local schools to improve pupil outcomes and provide professional development opportunities for senior leaders on how to raise outcomes based on the best available evidence.

We are a vibrant Academy with over 1000 students on roll. We benefit from a new building which opened in November 2016 enabling our students and staff to use state of the art facilities. We serve a significantly deprived community with 42% of students being pupil premium and 38% being in the bottom 10% for deprivation. Despite these challenges, you will find Don Valley students to be polite and engaged with learning.

As a community we embrace all opportunities and strive to support and challenge each other. We have a comprehensive professional development calendar which is tailored specifically to meet the current needs. Staff enjoy the leadership opportunities found within our ‘DEEPs’ model and are able to gain experiences of roles across the Academy from Aspiring Leaders to Associate Assistant Principals.

Collaboration is at the heart of the Academy for both students and staff and you will find Don Valley Academy to be positive and reflective towards their own professionalism, with wellbeing as a pivotal aspect of our Academy ethos.

Applying for the job

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About Don Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1079 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

At Don Valley Academy our ethos is ‘Changing lives through belief and collaboration’. We believe that our core purpose is 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. Don Valley Academy works with the students to ensure that they learn in a happy and caring environment. Whilst there is a strong emphasis on academic achievement all students are encouraged to take part in extra curricular activities outside the classroom. The Mission of the Academy is 'Changing Lives'. To improve educational outcomes for the North of England, creating a sustainable organisation that improves our society and the wider community. It is essential for our success to maintain high standards at all times and this is only possible with collaboration between staff, parents and students. Our challenge is to provide the global education that gives our students the tools necessary to compete in the world market and by working together we can do this.

Arranging a visit to Don Valley Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@deltatrust.org.uk.

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