Geography Teacher, Derby

Closing date:

Saint Benedict a Catholic Voluntary AcademyDerby

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Grade/SCP: MPS 

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

Location: Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy

Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1JDh

Start Date: September 2019


Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a highly motivated and passionate Geography teacher. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and progressive Humanities department in September 2019. 

This role represents an exciting opportunity to work as a key member of a committed and dedicated group of staff within a department where collaboration and teamwork is essential.  We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Geography specialist who enjoys a challenge and will inspire and motivate students, generating enthusiasm for learning.  You must have the capability to inspire students of all ages and abilities and to deliver superior lessons with a commitment to high quality teaching and learning.   

Situated in the beautiful Darley Abbey area on the outskirts of Derby, Saint Benedict is the city’s only Catholic Secondary school. We serve a wonderfully diverse community of students who come from over forty countries around the world and who come from all parts of Derby and beyond.

This is a great time to be joining us and 2019 has been a great year for the school. In our most recent inspection in May 2018, Ofsted graded us as Good in every category. We celebrated our best ever GCSE and Alevel results this Summer with a Progress 8 score of +0.27 and 100% pass rate at Alevel. As a Catholic School, the values of the Gospels underpin all of our work and a key part of our mission is to champion those in society who are disadvantaged. 

We are most proud of the fact that our rapid improvement in outcomes has been in an inclusive and supportive environment, as Ofsted described ‘a distinctive feature of pupils’ behaviour in this school is their sense of a community and the care that they extend towards one another’. In addition to setting out a clear vision for school improvement we work hard to ensure that every child has their needs fully met by our outstanding SENCO and our Inclusion Team. As a community of professionals we are also highly supportive of one another.  

The successful candidate will be supported by a very strong senior leadership team and Director of Learning and will work in a school on a journey of improvement where the culture is focused on ensuring every child can become the best that they can be.   


How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit or email

Indicative timetable

Closing date:   21st May 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews:   24th May 2019 

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.


The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. 


You do not need to be a Catholic to work in our Trust. There are certain reserved positions, which require someone to be Catholic, i.e. CEO, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Subject Leader/Head of RE and Lay Chaplain but other than that a respect for our ethos and a willingness to participate in what we do is all that is required. 



More about Saint Benedict a Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 1JD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1332 557032
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