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  • Start date details

    There is flexibility on when this post starts with options for both September 2024, or sooner, depending on the successful applicant.

  • Closing date

    18 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 31 - 37 (£100,586 - £116,523)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Ability to use a range of evidence, including performance data, to support, monitor, evaluate and improve aspects of school life, including challenging poor performance.
  • Ability to engage the school community in the systematic and rigorous self-evaluation of the work of the school.
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to managing a school including Equalities legislation.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead and participate actively in building and sustaining a learning community and network with others within and beyond the school
  • Understanding and ability to communicate and successfully implement strategies across all aspects of the school including accountability, learning, curriculum, administration and communication.
  • Proven ability to deliver a collective vision and shared purpose across the academy and Astrea family.
  • An understanding of and competent use of ICT including emerging technologies to aid and promote the quality of teaching, learning and administration.
  • Clear understanding of the ethos and strategies required to establish consistently high standards in outcomes, progress, attitudes and behaviour.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and ability to use new and emerging technologies to secure impact.
  • Demonstrate a personal enthusiasm and commitment to leadership aimed at making a positive difference to children and young people and raising standards.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity, including modelling values and vision.
  • Evidence of a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • Commitment to promote and support the aims of Astrea.

What the school offers its staff

  • Huge support and progression opportunities
  • A knowledge rich curriculum, built on ‘powerful knowledge’ and a traditional T&L approach built around Rosenshine and TLAC
  • Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources
  • An excellent curriculum and resources, co-ordinated by the Astrea National Leads
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies
  • Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm/strict’ behaviour system
  • Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who have your back
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase them at all)
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ instructional coaching, helping you to continuously develop
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities across the Astrea South Yorkshire region
  • Opportunity to complete NPQs
  • An unrivalled professional progression model

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

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About Astrea Academy Dearne

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1146 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Do you want to be part of a team where you will help make a lasting impact on our students and rapidly accelerate their progress?

Do you want to work in a school where you are free to teach, with impeccable student behaviour and unhindered by bureaucracy?

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher or ECT.

Astrea Academy Dearne is an 11-16 secondary academy situated in Barnsley, with around 1150 students. We are within commutable distance from Wakefield, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield and are a proud member of the Astrea Academy Trust family of schools. We have the highest aspiration for our students to achieve their very best and grow both as individuals and as members of their community. We are a truly comprehensive and inclusive academy. This is reflected in our approach to all areas of our work.

We are committed to a knowledge-rich curriculum and a traditional approach to teaching, behaviour and culture. We believe that schools must teach powerful knowledge, ’the best that has been thought and said’ and an ‘entitlement curriculum’ for all. We believe in explicit instruction and have been greatly influenced by Lemov’s ‘Teach Like A Champion’, Rosenshine and recent developments in cognitive science. We believe that the creation of a scholarly culture that is warm and strict, disciplined and joyful, where there is ‘purpose not power’, ensuring impeccable behaviour, where teachers can focus on teaching and pupils can focus on learning, underpins everything

We are values-driven and our vision is to provide an inclusive, aspirational and academic education for all our students, so that all of them will learn, thrive and lead successful lives. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We want to ensure that all our students have the option to be able to go to university or aspirational alternative. We are not going to reduce expectations because of a child’s background or home life, or because they are new to English or have a special education need. In fact, the opposite is true. It is our job to redouble our efforts to help children overcome these barriers so that they can flourish.

We value our staff highly and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.

Arranging a visit to Astrea Academy Dearne

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@astreaacademytrust.org.

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