Head of English - Da Vinci Academy, Derby - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Head of English - Da Vinci Academy, Derby

Closing date: 07/04/2019
Salary: £ MPS/UPS + TLR 1b

Job description:

Reporting to: Deputy Headteacher

Contract: Permanent

Location: Derby, DE21 4ET 

Start Date: 1st September 2019

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2019 at Midday

Interviews: Wednesday 10th April 2019


Inspire our students to succeed

Having converted to academy status at the heart of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in May 2017, Da Vinci Academy is an increasingly successful secondary school with around 600 students. A student-centred philosophy is supported by an unwavering commitment to the achievement of successful outcomes for each and every young person. Together with the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, a strong and clear vision is in place - one team changing worlds. Our vision is achieved by supporting all to Aspire, Believe, Learn, Achieve. This is what we all firmly believe in and strive to achieve at all times. The benefit of our close-knit academy community is a real team environment where students and staff alike can really shine.

We are looking to recruit a Head of English from September 2019. You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with the skills and determination to ensure exciting English learning and outstanding progress for students of all abilities. You will possess the energy and enthusiasm to share good practice and to achieve a high standard of education for students leading to excellent outcomes.

Duties will include:

  • to build an effective team to raise attainment and implement appropriate change
  • to provide strategic leadership for the development, monitoring and evaluation of the Department’s curriculum
  • to identify and set appropriate improvement and attainment targets for individual students, groups of students and the Department
  • to monitor and evaluate progress towards targets identifying and implementing suitable intervention strategies for individuals and groups of students
  • to monitor and evaluate standards of learning and teaching using a variety of approaches including lesson observation (giving constructive feedback and support) and work scrutiny

It is an exciting time at Da Vinci Academy and you will be part of our future development and the journey to securing improvement and raising standards across all areas.

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

How to Apply and Visits

Should you have any questions regarding the role please contact Gemma Wilkinson, PA to the Headteacher on 01332 831515 or email gemma.wilkinson@davinciacademy.co.uk

To view the Candidate Information Pack and to apply please visit our website: http://www.davinci.derby.sch.uk/school/job-vacancies/teaching-staff

Please submit a fully completed application form, supported by a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) which details your reasons for applying and how your experience meets the requirements outlined in this pack.

Completed application forms should be sent to vacancies@davinciacademy.co.uk

Visits are highly recommended and warmly welcomed. To arrange an appointment, please contact Gemma Wilkinson on 01332 831515 ext. 2180 or email gemma.wilkinson@davinciacademy.co.uk 

Closing date: Monday 8th April 2019 at Midday                

Interviews: Wednesday 10th April 2019                             

Start date: 1st September 2019       

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