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This job expired on 5 June 2023

  • Earliest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Applications are welcome on a full time or part time basis.

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a highly-motivated and passionate individual as a Teacher of English and media to join our English and media department.If 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.

What the school offers its staff

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.

To 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
  • Have 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

We have removed the following:

  • Performance management objectives and performance-related pay
  • 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.

Further details about the role

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About Driffield School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1383 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01377 232362

We are an 11-19 Comprehensive School with approximately 1,350 students on roll. We are part of The Education Alliance, a growing multi-academy trust, currently consisting of South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, Malet Lambert School, Driffield School and Sixth Form, The Snaith School, Hunsley Primary School, North Cave Church of England Primary School, Howden Junior School, Wilberfoss Church of England Primary School and Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training. We are here to make great schools and happier, stronger communities so that people have better lives. We do this by always doing what is right, trusting each other and standing shoulder to shoulder and doing what we know makes the difference. Doing what is right means always acting with integrity, in the interests of others and being honest, open and transparent.

We are proud of our school and welcome the opportunity to show prospective staff, who are interested in any current vacancies, around the site.

Arranging a visit to Driffield School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email laura.sanders@driffieldschool.org.uk.

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