2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

30,000 - 46,525

Pay scale

M1 - UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a highly effective teacher who is optimistic in approach and committed to enabling students to make the best progress possible. The successful candidate will teach across the age and ability range but will mainly focus on KS5. The ability to also teach Psychology would be desirable; willingness to develop knowledge in this area is essential.

The sociology curriculum is currently taught within the Humanities suite of subjects. The Humanities Faculty consists of Geography, History and Ethics and Philosophy at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, with Politics, Psychology and Sociology being offered at Key Stage 5. Sociology is a popular A level subject as is Psychology. The successful applicant will join a committed, collaborative, forward thinking and highly successful team situated within its own humanities area. The humanities are hugely popular with the school’s students and the school offers a very personal and professionally supportive environment.

This post is suitable for an ECT or an experienced teacher.


What the school offers its staff

Allestree Woodlands School is a popular and successful 11-18 school, providing high quality education for 1450 students (200+ in the sixth form). The school is situated on the northern edge of the city of Derby in a very pleasant setting overlooking the Kedleston Hall National Trust estate. We work as a great team together and are committed to the continuing professional development of all colleagues.

We offer a warm and friendly school where teachers and students have positive working relationships. All our staff benefit from Health and Wellbeing services including GP access, physiotherapy, counselling and menopause support.

Commitment to safeguarding

At AWS we are fully committed to safeguarding our students and staff. We take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a responsibility to safeguard children.
All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and KCSIE. Online checks will be carried out for shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to k.challands@woodlands.derby.sch.uk

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About Allestree Woodlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1374 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01332551921

At Allestree Woodlands, we pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school. Relationships are important and we work to ensure that every student feels safe and happy. We strive for the best achievements for our students and believe that every young person deserves the chance to feel successful at school.

Our school aims are summed up in our mission statement:

Enabling aspiration and achievement for all, through delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by our CORE values:

COURAGE OPTIMISM REGARD ENDEAVOUR

This means that staff at Allestree Woodlands continue to review and improve our curriculum to ensure that knowledge acquisition is clear, coherent and that year on year learning builds on what has gone before so that students feel that they are moving forward and knowing more. As I have said to our students, this acquisition of knowledge gives power and confidence to believe in ourselves and put ourselves in new, unfamiliar, challenging and exciting situations in the future. We seek to equip all of our students to use their knowledge to plan for and achieve their next steps and to be aspirational for their futures. To do this, we must both support and challenge all young people to aspire, to dream of what might lie ahead and to work hard to make those ambitious goals possible. Why settle for less than our very best? When aspiration and hard work are combined, people achieve amazing things.

We are lucky to be a thriving school with a growing intake, a wide level 3 subject offer at post-16, superb extra-curricular opportunities in sports, technology and the creative and performing arts as well as possessing tremendous facilities. If you would like to know more, take a look at our website or arrange a visit. We have open evenings planned for this half-term for prospective students and their parents and you are most welcome to come along and get a feel for what Allestree Woodlands is all about.

Mrs G. Penny - Headteacher

Arranging a visit to Allestree Woodlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email k.challands@woodlands.derby.sch.uk.

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