Head of English - Da Vinci Academy

Closing date: 12/02/2018
Salary: £ MPS/UPS + TLR 1B

Job description:

Location: Derby, DE21 4ET

Required from: April 2018 (or earlier)

Inspire our students to succeed

Having converted to academy status at the heart of L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in May 2017, Da Vinci Academy is a successful secondary school with just over 550 pupils. 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 - to be the best that we can be and to deliver outstanding education to young people. This is what we all firmly believe in and strive to achieve at all times.

Furthermore, the close-knit Academy community is an environment where students and staff alike can really shine, and great pride is taken in productive links with partners, including University of Derby, the arts centre QUAD and major local employer Toyota.

The successful applicant will be able to evidence a positive track record as a qualified, inspiring leader with a proven track record in raising standards. They will possess the energy and enthusiasm to share good practice and lead the English team to achieve a high standard of education for students leading to excellent outcomes. An outstanding classroom   practitioner with the skills and determination to ensure exciting learning and good progress for students of all abilities is an essential requirement. Evidence of successful coaching of colleagues and impact on their development would be an advantage as would experience of leading literacy strategies across a school.

It is an exciting time at Da Vinci Academy with the appointment of a new Headteacher from January 2018. You will be part of Da Vinci Academy’s future development and the journey to securing improvement and raising standards across all areas.

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 on gemma.wilkinson@davinci.derby.sch.uk

To apply please visit our website: http://www.davinci.derby.sch.uk  

Please submit a fully completed application form, which can be found on our website, 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@davinci.derby.sch.uk 

Visits are highly recommended and warmly welcomed. To arrange an appointment, please contact Gemma Wilkinson on 01332 831515 ext. 230 or email gemma.wilkinson@davinci.derby.sch.uk 

Closing date: Noon on 12th February 2018

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