Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    4 January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you committed to academic excellence and supporting every child to succeed?

If the answer is YES, this is a real opportunity to join our team at Unity City Academy to be part of our exciting journey.

If you’re an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of Mathematics or Lead Practitioner with QTS who can teach across Key Stages and across all ability ranges, and thinking about your next career move, please get in touch. You will demonstrate high standards of delivery in a consistent manner and be committed to improving achievement across all key stages. As the second in charge of a department you are required to undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Have high expectations and aspirations of students and staff.
  • Have an up-to-date knowledge of subject, national developments, pedagogy, classroom management, and research and inspection findings.
  • To meet statutory requirements and be committed to your own professional development.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.Follow us onFacebook,Twitter,InstagramandLinkedin. Further details can be found on our careers page.

What the school offers its staff

Unity City Academy is a successful and growing provider of 11 to 16 education in the east end of Middlesbrough. The Academy has recently achieved anOfsted “Good” rating in all categoriesand has over 900 students on roll, 64% of whom are pupil premium. UCA is part of AET which in turn means we have access to a wide range of training and educational opportunities.

Unity City Academy has an incredibly passionate staff body that strives to ensure that children do not just achieve academic excellence but that our students are worldwise, cultured and proud of their individuality.

As part of the UCA family you will have:

  • A huge amount of job satisfaction working with the local community to best support young people in the school;
  • Access to training and personal development packages such as the opportunity to complete a wide variety of NPQs;
  • A robust CPD schedule which has different tiers depending upon your need and position within the academy and based upon the core principles of learning.
  • The ability for career progression in a growing Academy;
  • The opportunity to be brave and creative in well-resourced classrooms;
  • The chance to work in an Academy which strives to be at the centre of its local community, providing the highest standards of education and a strong desire for every child to succeed;

Unity City Academy has six maxims which drives our vision and aspirations. These are:

  • Excellence is a habit: high expectations and high performance;
  • Aim high: results without excuses;
  • Individuals matter: equality and diversity;
  • Community and family: people first;
  • Worldwise: citizens of tomorrow;
  • Culture: fun and fundamentals.
  • Further details about the role

    About Academies Enterprise Trust

    AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

    With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

    AET Staff Benefits

    Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World. We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.

    • Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
    • Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
    • Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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    About Unity City Academy

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 16
    Education phase
    View all Secondaryjobs
    School size
    918 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 16

    Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about Unity City Academy. As Principal, it is a genuine pleasure to serve the local community and the students of the school. We passionately believe that every student should achieve the best they can. We call this “choosing a remarkable life”. There are six core areas which can be found across Unity City Academy: Excellence is a habit where high expectations and high performance are the norm; All students aim high, achieving results without excuses; Individuals matter where equality, diversity and difference and celebrated and understood; We are a community and a family at UCA and we always put people first; We are worldwise citizens of tomorrow but also fiercely proud of our Teesside roots and our place within the north-east; Culture is really important to us - it’s important to have fun. We are on a journey to adopt the High Performance Learning (HPL) philosophy and framework. This is a well-researched approach that sees all students as potential high performers who are not limited by ability. As Principal, I am determined to ensure that your child gets the best education possible and that they can achieve their dreams without limit. Students are invited to take part in a range of extracurricular activities and enrichment. We ensure that as well as academic success, our young people develop really positive characteristics that are needed in future life. These include curiosity, enthusiasm, empathy, resilience and self-belief. I would strongly encourage you to visit the school, be it as a potential student with their parent or carer, a business looking to get more involved in the school’s curriculum or as anyone in the community that has an interest in the learning of young people. We look forward to welcoming you to Unity City Academy in the future.

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