• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    8 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Temporary to the end of September 2022)
Unqualified – Point 2 £20,282

Job summary

Principal: Mr R Kelsall Required: September 2021 to the end of September 2022 The Discovery Academy: Level 6 Teacher Apprentice in Performing Arts (Unqualified – Point 2 £20,282)  

We are delighted to advertise an excellent teacher apprenticeship opportunity within our highly successful, well established Performing Arts faculty due to curriculum and academy expansion. This post is for a Level 6 teacher apprentice in Performing Arts, with a competitive salary. This post will be based at The Discovery Academy, an Ofsted Good secondary school within the Alpha Academies Trust. At the end of the apprenticeship programme there may be potential for a permanent position.  

The successful applicant will have one-to-one support from both school-based-subject and university mentors, whilst working alongside experienced practitioners within the school and across our Trust. Here at The Discovery Academy, there are many exciting future career opportunities available once qualified teacher status (QTS) has been achieved. The successful applicant in the first instance will be responsible for teaching Performing Arts to key stage 3 classes.  

The post will provide the successful applicant with wonderfully rewarding opportunities to develop pupils to the highest levels and will include one day a week CPD to become a fully qualified teacher. Applications are invited from inspiring and enthusiastic individuals who wish to join a highly motivated team dedicated to having a positive impact on young people’s life chances, academic success and welfare.    

At the Discovery Academy our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do, to ensure our students ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ represents the aims, values and behaviours that we strive towards (Ambitious; Skilled; Positive; Independent; Respectful; Equipped) and our curriculum is designed to support students in reaching these. Alongside a curriculum that offers breadth and ambition, strong pastoral support ensures students are kept safe and are well looked after and ensures a sense of family is felt throughout the Academy. 

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. If you have any queries, please email recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk  

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.  

The Discovery Academy: Discovery Drive, Stoke on Trent ST2 0GA, Tel: 01782 882100, Email: Info@thediscoveryacademy.co.uk 

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1202 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

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. 

Arranging a visit to Discovery Academy

 Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 

School location

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

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