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Employer Fir Vale School
Location Sheffield
Salary MPS/UPS – TLR 1b (£9, 380)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017 or earlier

Fir Vale School opened in September 1998 and has been on a journey of school improvement to provide high quality education for the local community. In June 2015 and with 1,050 students on roll, OFSTED graded our school Good in all categories, and Outstanding in student safety. We are proud that in 2015 we also won the National Top 10% Progress Award.

The Director of Learning for English role is core to the success of the Academy and includes the co-ordination of Literacy across the academy. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding and experienced middle leader seeking to develop senior leadership responsibility.

We are currently seeking to appoint a dynamic, innovative and inspirational leader in English to drive forward teaching and learning in this key area. A skilled teacher yourself, you will lead by example and have the ability to inspire students and colleagues to achieve their potential. As Director of Learning (English), you will make a significant contribution to ensuring we achieve our commitment to our students and their families.

Our Commitment

- We are committed to do whatever it takes to provide a vibrant education for all our students.
-We will provide a structured environment, which is founded upon high expectations and no excuses.
- Through great teaching and learning, our students will gain the skills and qualifications they need to lead happy and successful lives and to make a positive contribution to society.

Our Beliefs

- We believe in human potential.
- We believe in effort rather than ability.
- We believe that a child's starting point does not determine their outcome.

Our Vision

We are a School: Our students come first. We deliver a world-class education that enables all of our students to achieve or succeed their targets in a safe, stimulating and aspirational environment.

We are a Family: Every member of the Academy family plays a significant part in its success. Together we aspire to excellence. We succeed and celebrate together.

We are a Community: We all share a love for, and a commitment to, the community we serve. Respectful relationships are the key to our success. We promote fairness, trust and community spirit in all that we do.

We welcome applications from an individual with a passion for English, who has the drive to work alongside an enthusiastic department, within a school that has constantly improving results, renowned for very high levels of value added performance and innovation. Applicants should have the enthusiasm and energy to meet our plans for the on-going development and evolution of Fir Vale School.

Our community is a progressive and supportive learning environment, an ethnically diverse population, and we are proud to be an oversubscribed, highly successful school. Fir Vale is an exciting place to be!

We are a unique school and we strongly recommend you visit us to see the benefits on offer to a Fir Vale teacher, and how fantastic our students are. Please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth, at Hays Education to arrange.

For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact our recruitment partner, Aj Blyth at Hays Education on or 0114 217 1556.

The closing date for this post is Monday 13th February at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 13th Februray. Please complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Fir Vale School reserve the right to close this advert due to overwhelming response – we therefore encourage you to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure Bureau Service form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Fir Vale School
Owler Lane
South Yorkshire
S4 8GB

About the employer

Fir Vale is an advanced modern learning facility in which students can prosper and partake in a wide range of extra-curricular activities within a truly multi-cultural environment. 

A major focus of the school is developing pupils' life skills, w...

Information about Fir Vale School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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Locations and contacts

Owler Lane
South Yorkshire
S4 8GB
United Kingdom
+44 114 2611640