Director of Learning – Science, Derbyshire

Granville AcademyDerbyshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£24,373 - £40,490) + TLR 1.2 £9,927
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:

• Delivering a high-quality education 

• Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff

• Establishing and developing robust governance

• Ensuring financial probity and viability

• Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services

• Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust

About Us

We believe that Granville Academy and Trust is a very special place to work. We have fantastic facilities and a truly supportive and skilled staff at all levels. We also believe that to get the best out of our students, we need to be the best we can be as staff. We take great pride in ensuring that we all support and develop ourselves and our teams. We offer a fantastic range of staff wellbeing (Physical, Social and Emotional) and CPD opportunities at local, Trust and National levels.

Our students are a strength too. They want to learn and make the most of the opportunities on offer to them. They too take great pride in showcasing what is good about being a part of Granville.

The Department

The Science faculty consists of 6 teachers and one technician. The Director of Learning for Science works closely with and reports into the Vice Principal for Curriculum. At KS4, we offer courses for the three separate sciences and the option of a double award route. Selected students have the opportunity to become Science Leaders, students are chosen from KS3 and KS4. These students form the basis of the science council which gives the department a student voice. 


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust. 

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

• Cycle to Work scheme

• Taste Card

• Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month

• Access to a fitness suite, located at The de Ferrers Academy

To Apply 

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact The Trust HR Team via email

Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button to complete your application. 

Closing date: 9am on 17th April 2020

Interview date: 30th April 2020

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

Granville Academy and The de Ferrers Trust 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.

More about Granville Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Burton Road, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1283 216765
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