If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Giving our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
About the role
Subject Leaders have responsibility for supporting the overall academic attainment of a subject area within their Department through either leading on one sub-section or age range (termed within this job description as ‘area’). They also play a vital role in contributing to the culture, ethos and strategic direction of the whole Academy.
Who we are looking for
· A degree in an appropriate specialist subject.
· Nationally recognized teaching qualification
· The skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to teach across Key Stages 3 and 4
· Ability to teach Key Stage 5 desirable but not essential
· A very good classroom teacher, demonstrating ability to innovate
· Understanding of current curriculum issues in relation to teaching subject/s
· Able to show evidence of the use of technology in teaching and learning
· A proven track record of measurable impact as an individual teacher and at department level
· Be flexible and responsive to a changing educational environment
· Contribute to whole academy initiatives
· Committed to working co-operatively with young people; able to communicate sensitively, imaginatively and effectively with them
· Able to create a team ethos
· Able to motivate and encourage problem solving
· Able to communicate effectively with parents to represent the Academy positively and feedback information as appropriate
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development delivered through our Teaching School Alliance to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
To apply for the position, please submit your application by 16 February 2018.
Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.