• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 March 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    1 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Subject
English
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
LP1 to LP5, Actual Salary (£42,402 - £46,794)

Job summary

Principal: Mr R Kelsall
Required: 1st September 2021
Lead Practitioner of English
LP1 to LP5, Actual Salary (£42,402 - £46,794)

The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint an ambitious individual to work collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of teaching and learning both in the English Faculty and across the Academy with a focus on reading. They will be committed to the highest standards of achievement and will be an outstanding practitioner, with a clear vision of how to raise standards through high quality teaching and learning.

Our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do. Every student is encouraged to achieve their best in the pursuit of excellence. Our strong ethos of pride and mutual respect, together with high quality teaching, ensures our students understand our high expectations for behaviour and have opportunities to excel in learning. Discovery Academy’s students leave as aspiring, motivated and confident young adults.

The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019.

The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.

Closing Date for this Post: Monday 15th March 2021 at 9:00am
Interview Date: Monday 22nd March 2021

Applying for the job

If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you. For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website, https://alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/ Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk
Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to apply@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk quoting the job reference number detailed above.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1202 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01782 882100

About Discovery Academy

Our largest Academy opened in September 2011 and moved into a new £25 million accommodation in September 2013. Student numbers are increasing and attainment for all students is improving steadily. The highly qualified and committed staff follow the ‘mission statement’ of Expect Excellence. Steady improvement was validated by Ofsted in 2016 with good judgments for teaching, behaviour and leadership. In 2017 we are very proud that Discovery was the most improved Academy in the City, with results continuing to improve in 2018.

School location

Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0GA

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