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 Our School
We are proud to base our approach to learning on an “Aspire and Achieve” ethos. 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.
There are well-equipped specialist rooms on all three campuses, boasting an excellent selection of varied resources. It is Faculty policy to ensure access to new technologies, for example, all rooms have an interactive whiteboard, enhancing the use of interactive learning across the key stages. The Humanities Faculty is at the forefront of iPad use in the Academy. There is a very healthy “take up" at GCSE and AS/A Level in all subjects, with significant levels of improvement over the last four years. Students from the Humanities subjects opt to continue their education at universities in a wide range of disciplines.
You will be highly qualified and able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. Passionate about your specialist subject, you will seek to positively impact your field and Academy.
We welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified Geography teachers. For NQTs, we offer an excellent NQT programme and enhanced employment offer.
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 much more, with different offers each month;
- access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on-site.
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.
Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button to complete your application.
Closing date: 9.00am on Friday, 10th January 2020
Interview date: Friday, 17th January 2020
You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept CVs.
If you do not hear back after five 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.
The 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.
All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.