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
We benefit from a strong local reputation which is the reason we have increased our admission number to 410. Our expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for our popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of our students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus and Years 9-11 at the Trent Campus, which are half a mile apart.
We were delighted by our January 2017 Ofsted inspection which emphasised the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. We value our staff team, and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years, we have developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9-Year 13.
The Faculty is committed to developing confidence and competence in languages and aims to offer students, whatever their ability, the opportunity to experience success in communicating in a foreign language and to achieve their full potential in the subject.
French is the main language within the Academy and our courses are based around the ‘Expo’ course book in KS3 and Studio / Kerboodle in KS4. All courses are supplemented by additional resources which are prepared and shared on Google Drive. Approximately 70% of students in KS4 work towards an AQA GCSE in French. At A level, students also follow the AQA exam board.
To be successful, you will be highly qualified and be able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. You will be passionate about your specialist subject and seek to positively impact your field and Academy.
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 on-site
The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful teaching and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve.
We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. Prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. Please call us on 01283 247700 to arrange a convenient time.
This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you.
To apply, please click below.
Closing date: 9am on 12th November 2019
Interview date: 20th November 2019
If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.
This Academy 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.
All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.