Lead Teacher of History

Don Valley Academy, Doncaster, South Yorkshire


Job details

Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 5 to Lead Practitioners range 9, £45,319 to £50,026
Leadership level Middle Leader

Job description

Don Valley Academy is looking to appoint a Lead Teacher of History to join our academy in September 2020 on a full time, permanent basis. The Lead Teacher role is to provide pedagogic leadership as an outstanding classroom practitioner, playing a key part in raising standards through the model of their own excellent teaching and by supporting the professional development of their colleagues. The ultimate aim will be to improve the learning experience and increase the outcomes of students, whatever their ability.

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.

We are a vibrant 11-18 Academy with 1074 students on roll, including 72 at Post 16. 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.

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.

For further information and to apply for this position please visit our website at http://recruitment.deltatrust.org.uk

The closing date for the role is the 9th March 2020 at 12pm.
Interview Dates: To be confirmed
Start Date: 1st September 2020

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

Essential educational requirements

A good honours degree in History or related subject

Essential qualifications

A teaching qualification together with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment at KS3, KS4 & KS5.
A good understanding of curriculum developments in History.
An excellent classroom practitioner that can model best practise.
Teach intervention groups at KS3 and KS4.
Ability to lead.

Employee benefits

Please visit our website at https://recruitment.deltatrust.org.uk/

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1014 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Don Valley Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email edgarb@donvalleyacademy.org.uk

About Don Valley Academy

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.

School location

Jossey Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 9DD