Alternative Provision Teacher, Derbyshire

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The Pingle AcademyDerbyshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is a fantastic opportunity to join ‘the most improved school in Derbyshire’.  We are an over-subscribed, aspirational, rapidly improving academy which, following last year’s examination results was in the top 25% of schools, nationally, for attainment and had the top achieving Sixth Form in Derbyshire.  The Pingle Academy, part of The de Ferrers Trust, lies at the heart of the National Forest area and provides for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. 

As the academy of choice for our local area, we offer a position with high aspirations and expectations for all students and staff and therefore offer excellent personal and professional development opportunities.  You will be part of a supported community and, most importantly, a warm and friendly environment in which to educate our young people.  We offer an employee reward package, which includes car leasing discounts and our own independent travel consultant along with ipads for all staff.  The academy benefits from a wide range of specialist facilities which include extensive provision for sports, a well-equipped Performing Arts Centre, a Learning Support Base, two Autism Resource Centres and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre. 

We are looking to appoint a teacher to lead the teaching in our new unit for students with mental health or other needs and are not currently able to attend mainstream.  This is a new facility for our academy and offers an excellent opportunity to the successful candidate.

To be considered for this role you will need to: 

1. be an excellent practitioner who can  organise an effective group/individual teaching/learning programme

2. be able to co-ordinate the running of all aspects of the day to day operation of the Alternative Provision programme 

3. have the desire to be part of a dynamic team, committed to moving the academy forward.

4. supervise and guide the work of any support staff who are assigned to work in this provision. 

We welcome visits to tour the academy and to meet with members of staff and with our students.  If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please email Mrs Mary Hall, Vice Principal:  A full job description and application details can be accessed via the academy’s website, or alternatively please contact Fiona Harvey on 01283 216837.

To apply, applicants should complete the teacher application form, quoting Job No: R38.  Please note completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.  

Closing date:      Wednesday 22 May 2019

Interview date:   Thursday 23 May 2019



Your employer will be The de Ferrers Trust and in emergency circumstances, where there is a need to cover critical services, you may be expected to work at another location.

This academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the academy’s equal opportunities policy.

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More about The Pingle Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1283 216837
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The Pingle Academy is an 11-19 co-educational, comprehensive school which has gained Specialist Status in Maths and Computing.

We are part of The de Ferrers Trust, where Aspire and Achieve are the key principles.

We are proud of our caring and inclus...