Curriculum Leader for Geography, Derby

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Derby Moor Academy and Sixth FormDerby

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Derby Moor Academy is a vibrant, oversubscribed, 11 - 18, school with 1,551 students on roll. We are a thriving community offering our students a range of opportunities that ensure they become successful, well rounded adults when enter the world of work.  At Derby Moor we are rightly proud of the excellent progress that all our students make and have celebrated a 3rd consecutive year of record results this summer. Our approach can be summed up in our school motto: “Together we succeed”. This motto is underpinned by our four values:

Achievement – we believe that every student, regardless of background or personal circumstance can achieve.

Aspiration – we believe that strong achievement is grounded in the best teaching and learning experience which ensures that all students will aspire to be the best they can be.  We are committed to continuing professional development so that all staff members are supported to be the best they can be.

High Expectations – we have high expectations of students, both in terms of achievement and behaviour.

Community – we create and support a sense of belonging so that all members of the school community feel valued and are kept safe.

At Derby Moor we take great pride in the facilities that we offer our students.  Our school was re-built in 2013 and now features a welcoming entrance plaza, state of the art technology and a diverse range of learning spaces and sports facilities. 

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated Teacher of Geography to support the Senior Teacher to raise levels of achievement for all students, regardless of background. We strongly recommend you take the opportunity to visit the school before submitting an application.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who:

  • Has the ability and desire to contribute positively to the wider school community
  • Strong leadership
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire others to achieve high standards
  • A proven record of influencing innovation and change within their current role, with an in-depth knowledge of educational practice gained through relevant experience
  • Have the ability to teach Geography across the age range from KS3 to KS5, alongside Humanities & PSHE at KS3
  • Will always go the extra mile to support our students to succeed
  • Possibility of increased TLR for a truly exceptional candidate 

In return, as part of the Spencer Academies Trust, we can offer you: 

  • A GOOD school (OFSTED 2012, 2017) 
  • A friendly, supportive and professional team of staff
  • A commitment to provide Continuing Professional Development

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. We have a successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. The Trust mission statement reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 19 schools (8 Secondary and 11 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:

Vision 

Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:  

All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 

Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 

We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff 

If you would like to discuss the role, or arrange a visit, please contact the HR team on 01332 772706 or email hr@derbymoor.derby.sch.uk  

For us to adhere to safer recruitment guidelines and best practice, please ensure your completed application form:

(i) accounts for any gaps in employment, and 

(ii) provides detail of all your employment by month as well as year. 

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies 

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 8.00am

Interviews will take place on: Thursday 17th or Friday 18th October 2019

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training. 



More about Derby Moor Academy and Sixth Form
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Moorway Lane, Littleover, Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 2FS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1332 772706
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