Director of EBacc and More Able Champion, South Yorkshire

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Dearne ALCSouth Yorkshire

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine: L6 – L10
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of EBacc and More Able Champion  

Leadership Pay Spine (L6-10) 

Plus access to a tailored CPD package Required for January 2018 start  

‘There is an impressive array of training opportunities for staff’ Ofsted 2016  

‘Value such as ambition, respect and kindness are publicised and promoted throughout the school. This has helped to improve student’s behaviour and attitudes to learning’ Ofsted 2014  

The Dearne ALC (11-16) is proud to serve the Dearne Valley communities and we are within easy access of the A1 motorway meaning Leeds, Wakefield, and Sheffield are on our door step. 

This is a new post with significant opportunity to innovate and we are delighted to be able to advertise an inspirational Director of EBacc and More Able Champion with a passion for accelerating progress across the EBacc subjects and the whole school experience for the More Able.   Candidates must be able to teach across the ability and age range to the highest standards for all pupils at Key Stages 3 and 4. 

Career development recruitment incentives:  

• £500 each year invested in your own CPD programme 

• Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQML, Teaching Leaders 

• Candidates should be looking at this post as a career pathway to senior leadership 

• We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal and Vice Principal to discuss the above and shape the next 3 years of your career, thus this post is suitable for both RQTs and experienced teachers. 

The Dearne is on “Requires Improvement”.  

Ofsted have confirmed ‘great things are happening at this school’ and we are on a strong trajectory to reach “Good” by December 2018. 

Attainment 8’ up by over two points; 

· On average all students got a grade higher than last year in over two of their subjects;  Maths attainment above national; 

· 4% above national for grade 4+ 

· A rise of 13% in the last 3 years English progress in line with national; 

· English attainment up from 58% C+ last year to 69% 4+ (best grade) this year Science attainment above national (4+); 

· 4.5% above national in core science 

· 13.2% above national in additional science 

· 13.5% above national in further science Basics (students achieving a 4+ in both English and maths); 

· Now over 55% 

· Up 15% in three years  Art, design and technology subjects over 90% grade A*-C average (grade C+); 

· GCSE Art : 93.1% · 3D Design : 100% · Photography : 90.6% 42.5% of students leave with at least 1 top grade (A* / A)   

We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to: 

• An outstanding ‘Teaching school standard’ professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career. 

• A leadership development programme for all interested high-quality staff.   

We are looking for a Director of EBacc and More Able Champion who really cares about helping our students succeed and is willing to support the development of EBacc subjects. This role would be a perfect first promotion for an aspirant leader and equally a great opportunity for a talented experienced. 

You will be joining a school that:  

• Puts students first - We create differentiated resources that are engaging and student-centred; our innovative lessons inspire our students to achieve.  Our consistently high standards of delivery drive improvements and raise aspirations across both key stages. 

• Supports CPD and career development – We support and challenge each other’s teaching through frequent CPD, team meetings, peer observations and coaching and mentoring for all new staff.  

• Value team spirit and positive working relationships – We support each other through team-teaching and collaborative planning, fostering a positive working environment.   

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn. Visits are welcome and these can be arranged by contacting our Principal, Chris Robinson, via her PA on 01709 892565 extension 1229 or Felicia Swann, HR Manager on 01709 892565 extension 1204 

In joining The Dearne ALC you can expect a supportive culture within a school with very high aspirations, moving forward at pace. If you believe that instilling aspiration and ambition can transform the lives of young people then we would love to hear from you.   

The closing date for applications will be 9am on Monday 23 October. Interviews will take place Wednesday 25 October. Details regarding interviews will be confirmed with short listed candidates.    

As safer recruiters an enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

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More about Dearne ALC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Goldthorpe Road, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 9EW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1709 892211
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Dear colleague

Welcome to the exciting opportunities offered by working at The Dearne ALC.

I am delighted you are interested in joining my staff team, a highly ambitious, aspirational group of professionals who are raising standards and significantly i...