We are seeking a highly-motivated and passionate
individual as a Teacher of English and media to join our English and media
successful, you would be working closely with our established team of 13
English and media teachers in promoting the highest standards of teaching and
learning to support students of all backgrounds and abilities. As a department, we deliver a curriculum that
ensures students are prepared for both qualifications and builds a full
understanding of English Language and English Literature as academic
disciplines. Previous experience of teaching A Level media
is an advantage.
Within The Education Alliance
Multi Academy Trust, there are lots of opportunities for collaboration and also
further opportunities to develop and progress.
As a trust, we are here to make great schools and happier, stronger
communities so that people have better lives.
For too long in many schools, staff have been asked to choose between
being seen as good at their job and being a good mum, dad, partner, son, daughter
or friend. We are doing everything we can to support our staff to balance the
demands of their jobs and those at home.
support this, we:
- Trust our staff to plan, prepare and assess at the
best time for them, allowing them to go off-site in their PPA
- Have centralised our Behaviour Policy so teachers are freed
up from supervising detentions
- Demand ethical leadership built on professional trust
- Reject fads and ensure our CPD is evidence-informed
and predominantly subject specific
reduced data collections to twice yearly
- Do not expect staff to respond to emails outside
normal working hours
- Do not deploy staff at other Trust schools unless it
is at their request
have removed the following:
- Performance management objectives and performance-related
- Lesson observations and high stakes, toxic accountability
- Onerous marking policies
- Requirements for
daily or weekly lesson plans
Above all, we recognise that seeking to remove
the number of tasks staff undertake will have little effect on improving
work/home balance if this happens within a toxic culture. To support this, we offer training for our
leaders to ensure they are able to translate our values into behaviours which
are built on the principles of dignity, respect, professionalism and integrity.
In their last visit (January
2020), Ofsted described our school as a ‘happy and friendly place,’ providing ‘a
good quality of education to its pupils and sixth-form students.’ As a school,
we are dedicated to providing a great teacher in every classroom and are committed
to high-quality, collective teacher development. This helps us to reduce the
replication of effort and helps all teachers to thrive in our setting. We do
this by prioritising the continuing development of our staff. This comes in a variety of forms: professional
subject-specific development delivered in department time; INSET days as well
as through CPD opportunities across The Education Alliance.
Driffield School is based in
the heart of the bucolic Yorkshire Wolds and is easily accessible from local
towns and cities (with commutes of 20 minutes from Beverley, 30 minutes from
Scarborough and 40 minutes from York or Hull).
As a school, we are immensely proud of our students and would welcome
the opportunity to meet you and show you around our school community. If you would like an informal discussion
about the role, or would like to visit us to see what we have to offer, please
contact Laura Sanders on 01377 232362 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for
applications is 9.00am on 26 January 2023 and it is anticipated that interviews
will be held on Monday 30 January 2023.
Driffield School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required prior to appointment and we undertake an online check, in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance.
The Education Alliance’s Child Protection Policy can be accessed at: https://theeducationalliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Child-Protection-Policy.pdf and Driffield School and Sixth Form’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be accessed at: Microsoft Word – Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy September 2023 (driffieldschool.net)
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