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Asssistant Head of Humanities (Geog HOD)

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Dixons McMillan Academy


MPS / UPS (TLR will be commensurate with experience and skills)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Monday 16th April
Apply by:
31 January 2018

Job overview

Dixons McMillan rated outstanding in all area by Ofsted in June 2017

  • “A strong culture of care for scholars permeates the school”
  • “The academy is harmonious”
  • “Scholars are thoughtful and kind to each other”
  • “All staff said that they feel proud to be a member of the school, and staff morale is extremely high”
  • “There is a calm and safe atmosphere throughout the school”

Why teach at Dixon McMillan Academy?

Dixons McMillan opened in September 2014 with just one Year 7 cohort.  In September 2016 we moved into our new building and we have close to 600 scholars on site.  This is a great career opportunity to be part of a new and expanding school.  It is a very special place to work. 

We ensure that teachers can prioritise teaching above everything else. By keeping teaching the main thing, staff are able to refine and develop their practice in the classroom within a nurturing environment.  Tailored coaching and considerable time to plan allows staff and scholars to fulfil their potential.  Our values driven culture genuinely enables teachers to teach and scholars to learn.  We are incredibly proud of our staff and scholars who do what it takes for as long as it takes to be successful.  We have very high expectations of staff, but we value them highly.   We were graded outstanding by Ofsted in all areas in June 2017, we are now focused on ensuring we are one of the best schools in the country. 

The successful candidate will be:

  • an excellent teacher who will do whatever it takes to ensure the life choices of all Dixons McMillan scholars are maximised
  • someone who can show measurable impact as an individual teacher and at departmental level
  • focused on building strong professional relationships by valuing everyone in our school
  • able to motivate and inspire scholars to achieve their full potential
  • aligned to a can-do culture, positive and solution focused environment
  • committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance for the academy.

More information about our vacancies and a downloadable application form can be found on our website: http://www.dixonsma.com/index.php/vacancies 
We fully recommend potential applicants to visit the school before sending an application.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 31st January 2018   

Recruitment Event: Wednesday 24th January 2018

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A note from the Principal

As the Principal of Dixons McMillan Academy, my vision is that our school is a place where everyone feels welcome, and everyone succeeds. All of our students should receive opportunities that equip them to contribute positively to their community and the wider world, and our mission is to provide a stellar educational experience that promotes cultural capital and enrichment experiences – but at the same time, is underpinned with academic rigour and excellence. To achieve our goals, we uphold our three core values of excellence, positivity and respect, and use our drivers of mastery, autonomy and purpose to propel us forwards.

At Dixons McMillan, staff and students live by our three core values every day. By excellence we mean upholding high standards at all times, and being the best we can be individually. When we refer to positivity, we mean that we approach things with a ‘can-do’ attitude, and we work hard to overcome obstacles and never give up. And finally, when we talk about respect, we demonstrate kindness, civility and honesty to everyone within our community. Through demonstrating these three core values consistently, we ensure that students can learn and staff can teach – and ultimately, our focus on success is relentless.

Kat Lang


Learn more about Dixons Academies Trust and our approach to culture on the Dixons OpenSource YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/dixonsopensource

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