Subject Director Geography, Nottinghamshire

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Spencer Academies TrustNottinghamshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary: L10-16 (within a 5 point range depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Subject Director Geography

Salary: L10-16   (within a 5 point range depending on experience) 

Starting January 2019

Joining a growing Subject Director Team as the Trust expands in 2018/19

Open evening Monday 1st October from 4.30- 6pm

Closing date 8.00 a.m. Monday 8th October

Are you passionate about raising standards in your subject area?

Do you want to support your colleagues in providing an outstanding education for our students?

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Director of Geography to work within the Education Improvement Team, deployed directly into academies to support the raising of standards.

You will be joining a team of recently appointed Subject Directors, working closely with them as well as with the senior leadership teams of each academy. Your role will be to provide challenge and support to ensure that academies secure rapid and sustainable improvement in your subject area. 

It is desirable for the successful candidate to have examiner experience and knowledge and understanding of the Ofsted inspection process. You will take a strategic lead on a day-to-day basis to respond to the particular needs and context of each Academy. This may range from leading at a strategic level or running a department. 

Accreditation of AST / SLE status or similar AST / SLE work experience would be an advantage along with strong organisational and highly effective planning skills. Applicants with experience of working at senior leadership level are encouraged to apply.

You will be an outstanding teacher, with a track record of excellent results and will have the potential to embed good practice and build capacity. We require a colleague who is committed to high standards of learning and student progress, who can help our students to reach their potential. 

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. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 12 schools (5 Secondary and 7 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire. In addition, since 1st September we have been working in partnership with Rushcliffe School, Arnold Hill Academy and The Farnborough Academy who will formally join the Trust on 1 October 2018.

Applicants will be expected to share our high aspirations and expectations for students and employees.  If you are a dedicated professional and want to support our Trust through the next stage of its exciting developments, please visit

We will be holding an open evening on Monday 1st October from 4.30- 6pm in the conference centre at George Spencer Academy. Please join us to meet Fraser Mitchell, Secondary Director of Education and Subject Directors to find out more about this exciting role. Please email Sue Richmond, Trust Recruitment Manager on for further details. 

If you are unable to make this event and would like an informal discussion with Fraser Mitchell please contact Sue Richmond on 08455 651870.

To apply, please complete the on-line application form, can be accessed through attaching a CV and making sure to clearly evidence your achievements against the person specification.

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.

Please also include the names, addresses, phone numbers and email contact details of two professional referees one of which must be your current employer.

Closing date 8.00 a.m.  Monday 8th October

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 15th October( this may be brought forward for any suitable candidate who may be on half term break )

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

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. 

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More about Spencer Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o George Spencer Academy, Arthur Mee Road, Stapleford, Nottingham, NG9 7EW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 115 917 0100