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.
The Humanities Faculty is a strong team of twelve, well-qualified, staff teaching specialist subjects. Humanities is led by a Director of Learning, supported by a Lead Teacher and three Key Stage Leaders (KSL).
There are well-equipped specialist rooms on both 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.
At Key Stage 4 we follow the new AQA Geography course which considers the challenge of natural hazards, the living world, physical landscapes in the UK, urban issues and challenges, the changing economic world and the challenge of resource management. At Key Stage 5, we study AQA Geography. Topics include physical topics such as water and carbon cycles, hazards and coastal landscapes, and human topics including changing places, contemporary urban environments and global governance.
We welcome applications from experienced or newly qualified Geography teachers. For NQTs, we offer an excellent NQT programme and enhanced employment offer.
Being the academy of choice for the local area, you will feel part of a supported community and, most importantly, a warm and friendly environment in which to educate our young people. We offer an employee reward package which includes car leasing discounts and our own independent travel consultant.
The Next Step
All prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby.
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. Find out more by clicking here.
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.