Teacher of Social Studies

The Pingle Academy, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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Job details

Subjects Sociology, Psychology, Health and Social care
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

- Delivering a high-quality education
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
- Establishing and developing robust governance
- Ensuring financial probity and viability
- Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
- Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

The Academy

This is a great opportunity to join an over-subscribed and aspirational academy. The Pingle Academy, part of The de Ferrers Trust, lies at the heart of the National Forest area and provides for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. The culture at The Pingle Academy ensures an aspirational, ambitious and creative place to learn and work. Our aim is to work with parents, carers and families to prepare children for their adult lives in a rapidly changing world. We are a truly inclusive academy and share the responsibility for creating a safe and pleasant place to work. We are proud of our efforts to educate and care for all of our students, which are reflected in our mission statement ‘A place for everyone: RESPECT ENGAGE SUCCEED’.

The Role

The Social Studies Faculty offers a wide range of subjects delivered by a large team of specialist teachers. Subjects offered include PSHE at key stages three and four; at GCSE Psychology, Sociology, Child Development and Business are taught; at post 16 A levels and BTECs are available in Psychology, Sociology, Law, Business, Politics and Health & Social Care. The team of teachers are supportive of each other and the students. Many students choose multiple subjects in the Faculty and a large number go on to study these subjects at university or to work in the field. All members of the Faculty team are valued for their skills, whatever the stage of their career, and are encouraged to contribute to the development of the Faculty.

You will be highly qualified and be able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. You will be passionate about your specialist subject and seek to positively impact your field and Academy.

CPD

The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Taste Card
- Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
- Access to a fitness suite, located at The de Ferrers Academy

Closing date: 9am on 3rd April 2020

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Pingle Academy and The de Ferrers Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Employee benefits

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

- Cycle to Work scheme
- Taste Card
- Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
- Access to a fitness suite, located at The de Ferrers Academy

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1154 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Pingle Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@deferrerstrust.com

School location

Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA