Head of Department - Languages, Sheffield

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Astrea Academy SheffieldSheffield

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Position:  Head of Department - Languages

Salary Range: £ Competitive

Contract Type:  Permanent, Full-time

Reporting to:  Principal, Astrea Academy Sheffield

Location:  Burngreave, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

In September 2018 Astrea Academy Sheffield will open its doors. Astrea Academy Sheffield will be the Astrea Academy Trust’s first all-through academy which will embody our vision for an education that truly ‘inspires beyond measure’, whilst representing a beacon at the heart of a part of the city undergoing significant regeneration.

The school will grow with its community and will reach capacity within four years of opening. When all year groups are filled, the school will accommodate the education and personal development of 1370 pupils right through from Nursery to Sixth Form.

If you are motivated by contributing to a culture of constant improvement, and if you are seeking to improve outcomes for young people in a brand new purpose build academy that you will help to shape, then we would love to hear from you. You will play a vital role in the early stages and growth of Astrea Academy Sheffield and will be able to put an indelible stamp on its approach to enhancing the life chances of all students.

The successful candidate will ensure that the highest standards of learning, development and achievement for students throughout the academy. This will be achieved through the clear and effective leadership of the department. The Head of Languages will be an integral leader in the academy and embody a passion for all-through education. They will also be an outstanding classroom practitioner. 

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff, we are also passionate about cultivating our own talented workforce. At Astrea we believe that we can provide these unique roles by providing a huge opportunity to join a dynamic team working across the entire organisation. To complement the intrinsic rewards which we award to our teachers and to demonstrate our commitment to them, in September 2017 the Astrea Academy Trust awarded all teaching staff a 2% pay increase which was above the recommended increase of 1% from the School Teachers Review Body.

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We welcome all applicants who meet the criteria in the accompanying recruitment pack to apply for this exciting role via the application process. To find out more about the role please contact Vicki Russell, Recruitment Officer at recruitment@astreaacademytrust.org 

Closing date: 19th February 2018

Interview Dates: 7th March 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

For more information please visit the Astrea Academy Sheffield website



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: Andover Street, Burngreave, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 9EJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 680 9893
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Astrea Academy Sheffield

In September 2018 Astrea Academy Sheffield will open its doors. Astrea Academy Sheffield will be the Astrea Academy Trust’s first all-through academy which will embody our vision for an education that truly ‘inspires beyond m...