Teacher of Geography - Da Vinci Academy - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Teacher of Geography - Da Vinci Academy

Closing date: 06/05/2018
Salary: £ MPS/UPS

Job description:

Reporting to Head of Humanities

Location: Derby, DE21 4ET

Required from: 1 September 2018

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 a successful secondary school with just under 600 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 GI Group.

We are looking to recruit a Teacher of English to start on 1 September 2018. Applicants of all experience levels are welcome to apply, including NQT’s. You will be an excellent classroom practitioner with the skills and determination to ensure exciting learning and good 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.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has high expectations of pupil progress
  • is passionate about education and developing a love of learning in students
  • has the skills to work collaboratively with the teaching team
  • can build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents
  • is willing to embrace or bring new ideas to the Academy
  • has a commitment to developing their own skills

In return, the successful candidate will:

  • be joining a strong and dynamic team of professionals
  • work in a school with high aspirations for all of its students and staff
  • have access to the L.E.A.D. Urban Teaching School Alliance’s professional development programme
  • be provided with excellent career opportunities

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.

This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact upon student’s learning.

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 on gemma.wilkinson@davinciacademy.co.uk

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: Midday on Monday 7 May 2018

Interviews: Friday 11 May or Friday 18 May 2018

Start date: 1 September 2018




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