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  • Start date details

    Rolling

  • Closing date

    20 February 2025 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 to £46,525

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Alpha Academies Trust would like to invite experienced Primary Teachers who are seeking an exciting opportunity to work across KS2/3, in our secondary academy, The Discovery Academy.

If you are passionate about the continued upward trajectory of attainment for pupils from KS2 and would like to be part of our trust development priority of an all through curriculum model, then this could be the role for you.

No previous experience in secondary teaching is required, however it is essential that you have an interest in pupils receiving a high standard of education throughout each academic phase.

Are you interested in the development of the curriculum across KS2/3? Are you ready for an exciting new opportunity? Are you passionate about pupils’ long term academic success? Are you an experienced teacher that would like a new opportunity and expand your skills? If so, this role is for you!

What the school offers its staff

The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £4.5 million additional teaching facility. The Academy is part of the Alpha Academies Trust which is located in Stoke-on-Trent and consists of two Secondary Schools, three Primary Schools and a Central Office team. Alpha Academies Trust has been established to create a network of primary and secondary academies in North Staffordshire. Our purpose is to deliver a first-class education for every child and overcome inequality. This means that we recruit outstanding staff and make their professional development a number one priority.

The Trust offers a benefits package which includes a good pension scheme with a current employer contribution of 26.2%, discounted gym membership for on-site gyms and a 30% discount at Nuffield Health Stoke Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, free on-site parking, subsidised meals and Cyclescheme. We also offer an Employee Assistance Programme through Care first including counselling services.

Alpha Academies are committed to staff development and all staff are encouraged to be members of the Chartered College of Teaching. This is financed by the Trust and colleagues are encouraged to access their resources and embark upon their qualifications.

Further details about the role

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, as well as an online social media check along with other stringent vetting and induction processes. Please note, references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates prior to the interview.

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. To apply, visit our website's vacancies page at https://alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/vacancies/. Click on 'Explore Available Opportunities,' find the vacancy you wish to apply for, and simply click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top of the page, which will direct you to the Alpha Academies Trust vacancy portal. If you're already registered, please log in to submit your application. New users can register using the sign-up option and proceed to submit their application. 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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, as well as an online social media check along with other stringent vetting and induction processes. Please note, references will be sought for all shortlisted candidates prior to the interview.

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About Discovery Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1387 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01782 882100

At the Discovery Academy our purpose is that we are committed to “delivering ambitious, high-quality teaching and learning every lesson, every day that overcomes inequality and allows every student to achieve success”.  As an Academy we have created a culture around our core values of Pride, Respect and Commitment to ensure high expectations, positive relationships and support for all students.  We believe having high expectations of behaviour and attitudes enables teachers to teach and students to develop in a caring, supportive environment.

Arranging a visit to Discovery Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@alphaacademiestrust.co.uk.

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