Progress Leader (formerly known as Head of Year), Swadlincote

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The Pingle AcademySwadlincote

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPR + TLR2.8 (£6580)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Pingle Academy lies at the heart of the National Forest area and is a co-educational Academy for students aged 11-18 years. We benefit from a wide range of specialist facilities, which include extensive provision for sports, a well-equipped performing arts centre, a Learning Support Base, an Autism Resource Centre and a purpose built Sixth Form centre.   From September 2018 the Maths Faculty will be housed in a brand new 10 classroom block with its own workspace, study room for students and Apple TV available in every room.

Our aim is to work with parents, carers and families to prepare children for their adult lives in a rapidly changing world. We are a truly inclusive Academy and share the responsibility for creating a safe and pleasant place to work. We are proud of our efforts to educate and care for all of our students, which are reflected in our mission statement ‘A place for everyone: RESPECT ENGAGE SUCCEED’.  

We provide a broad and stimulating curriculum and set the highest standards of learning and behaviour. By doing so we encourage students to reach for these standards with confidence. We work to remove barriers to learning and achievement so all students can make rapid progress.   

To be considered for this role you will need to be an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher with experience of pastoral care and accelerating progress.  The Year group you will lead will be decided dependent on experience and skills.   You will join a team of 4 other Progress Leaders.

Applicants would be expected to share the Academy’s high aspirations and expectations for all students and staff.  If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please email Mrs M Hall, Deputy Principal, 

All postal applications are to be returned to Mrs V Sharples, Principal, The Pingle Academy, Coronation Street, Swadlincote, DE11 0QA quoting vacancy reference Q24/PL or email to  

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 22 May 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 24 May 2018  

This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.  The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the Academy’s Equal Opportunities policy and to undertake a criminal record check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about The Pingle Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 216837
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The Pingle Academy is an 11-19 co-educational, comprehensive school which has gained Specialist Status in Maths and Computing.

We are part of The de Ferrers Trust, where Aspire and Achieve are the key principles.

We are proud of our caring and inclus...