Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR

Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Essential • A good degree in an appropriate discipline related to English • A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) • A strong and secure subject knowledge in English up to GCSE • Recent and relevant teaching experience • Experience of assessment at key stage 3 and 4 • Awareness of the strategies available for improving the learning and achievement of all students • A good understanding of curriculum developments in English • Able to use a range of teaching and learning strategies • An understanding of how assessment for learning can improve student performance • Confidence in the use of standard computer packages and how these can be used to enhance student learning • Able to use student level data to raise standards • Able to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team • Enthusiasm for your subject area ( • 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 • Able to communicate both orally and in writing to students and their parents • Able to communicate high expectations to all students • Willingness to share good practice across the department and beyond Desirable • Strong ICT skills including SMART board or Promethean

What the school offers its staff

What does your school offer

Don Valley Academy is proud to be Research School.

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 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 a vibrant, oversubscribed, Academy with over 1100 students on roll. We serve a mixed community however, despite these challenges, you will find Don Valley students to be polite and engaged with their 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Apply for the job by following the link below

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About Don Valley Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1079 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01302 651035

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 info@donvalleyacademy.org.uk.

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