This job expired on 5 June 2023

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or January 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 1c

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Good honours degree
  • Values driven
  • Strong teaching ability backed up by good and outstanding outcomes
  • Tailored teaching that challenges and supports students
  • Data driven planning to target instruction
  • High expectations which motivate and challenge students
  • Excellent subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Intelligently sequenced planning
  • Highly tailored planning
  • Razor-sharp focus on data
  • Effective use of formative assessment
  • Behaviour management to support a disciplined and joyful culture
  • Commitment to safeguarding
  • Strong moral purpose and drive for improvement
  • Mission-aligned
  • Humble and kind
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and flexible
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good sense of humour
  • Desire to develop yourself
  • Ability to receive and act on feedback
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Commitment to the full life of the academy

What the school offers its staff

  • Employee assistance programme (Validium)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Pension

Further details about the role

Why choose Dixons Trinity Chapeltown?

  • Ofsted 'Outstanding' in all areas
  • Culture of high expectations; teachers can teach and students can learn
  • Focus on feedback NOT marking
  • No off-the-shelf strategies; weekly coaching
  • Exceptionally visible senior leadership team
  • Schemes of work fully resourced and ready

The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values of hard work, trust and fairness and completely committed to our mission: the academy will ensure that all students succeed at university (or a real alternative), thrive in a top job and have a great life.

The Dixons Academies Trust is a family of 16 schools in Bradford, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester: 3 primaries, 10 secondaries, 2 all-through and one standalone sixth form. We are committed to making a difference where it matters most:

  • Values driven
  • Over 30 years of challenging educational and social disadvantage
  • Ambitious for every child and highly inclusive
  • Always in the top 5 nationally for progress at secondary
  • Committed to recruiting a diverse workforce
  • Exceptional colleagues will support you to be your best
  • Low staff turnover

We establish high-performing non-faith academies which maximise attainment, value diversity, develop character and build cultural capital. By the age of 18, we want every student to have the choice of university or a high quality apprenticeship.

Start date: September 2023 or January 2024.

Please visit www.dixonstc.com or call us on 0113 5125510 and speak to Natalie Brookshaw, All-Through Principal, to discuss the role further.

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Dixons Academies Trust takes seriously its ‘duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of students at the school’ (Children Act
1989 and Education Act 2004). The welfare of the child is paramount and we adhere to all aspects of Keeping Children Safe in Education
(September 2022) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018). Nothing is more important than children’s welfare and we will
always work in the best interests of the child. All children must have equal rights to protection.

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About Dixons Trinity Chapeltown

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
886 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
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Dixons Trinity Chapeltown opened in September 2017 and will grow to its full capacity of 980 students (Reception to Year 11) by 2023. Opened in 2017, Dixons Trinity Chapeltown is an all-through school with a curriculum and approach designed specifically to serve the community of Chapeltown and Harehills in Leeds. In November 2021, we were judged Outstanding by Ofsted under the new inspection framework. Inspectors felt that this is “a school with excellence at the core of everything that takes place” and “the school is an exceptionally calm and orderly place to learn.” The chance to join Dixons Trinity Chapeltown provides an exciting and unique opportunity to work with a talented team in continuing to build an exceptional school from its foundation.

Our Mission:
“The academy ensured that all students succeeded at university, thrived in a top job and had a great life.”

In order to achieve our mission, we focus on three key drivers: Mastery, which is the drive to get better at things that matter; Autonomy, or the drive to direct our own lives; and Purpose, which is the drive to connect to a cause larger than ourselves.

Our practice is thoroughly rooted in this approach and in the following three core values:

1. Hard Work

We never give up. We remain positive so that we have the strength to persevere with even the hardest work. We do what it takes for as long as it takes.

2. Trust

We are honest. We do what we say we’ll do and do not make excuses. We are loyal and have the courage to do the right thing.

3. Fairness

We play by the rules. We are respectful, polite and courteous at all times. We don’t take advantage of others and helping a member of our team is helping ourselves.

At Trinity Chapeltown, we will create an impressive culture of success through the operation of strict routines and protocols, an unwavering focus on results, and by offering the very best teaching and support. Students will learn, behave and be well mannered. Teachers will teach with skill and rigour showing great courtesy. Staff and students will enjoy what they do together.

In our achievement-oriented culture, it will be cool to be smart, and all students will work hard to climb the mountain to university or a real alternative.

Learn more about Dixons Academies Trust and our approach to culture on the Dixons OpenSource YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/dixonsopensource

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