Teacher of Humanities (Progress & Achievement Leader role may be available), Alfreton

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David Nieper AcademyAlfreton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (+TLR £2,667)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The successful candidate must be able to:

· plan and deliver outstanding lessons that engage and motive students

· work well as part of a team

· embrace the co-curricula and extra curricula aspects of the academy

· have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· have a ‘can-do’ attitude; be highly organised and 

· have the ability to work under pressure.

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

The Role 

To provide highly effective teaching of Humanities (Geography and History but may also include RE, PSHCE, Citizenship or Business Studies or MFL) across all key stages, contributing to the ongoing development of the Faculty. To be a full and contributing member of the Humanities Faculty and the Academy.

The Humanities Faculty currently encompasses a wide range of subjects including:

Key stage 3 & 4 Geography

Key stage 3 & 4 History

Key stage 3 & 4 RE core and GCSE

Key stage 3 & 4 & 5 PSHCE and Citizenship

Key stage 3 & 4 French

Key stage 4 & 5 Business Studies 

Key stage 4 & 5 Health and Social Care

Key stage 5 Sociology

Due to the rapid expansion of the academy we are currently looking for a colleague to teach keys stage 3 and GCSE Geography and History and the ability to offer additional subjects at Key stage 3 and possibly other key stages. 

The humanities faculty at David Nieper Academy includes geography, history, religious studies, MFL, PSHE/citizenship, business studies, sociology and health and social care. Despite its wide variety of subjects, the faculty works very closely together and shares a common ethos when it comes to education. Our view is that every single young person – regardless of their background –  is entitled to access the rich body of knowledge that characterises the disciplines we represent. We firmly believe that it is from this rigorous knowledge-led foundation that students are best-equipped to succeed in the applied learning opportunities that we are committed to providing here at David Nieper Academy. Indeed, the Humanities Faculty was the first in the Academy to launch its employer partner challenge in association with Denby Pottery, which we will continue to develop for next year. As such, successful candidates would be joining a faculty that:

  • Is      committed to developing innovative, research-informed teaching based on      knowledge of how children learn
  • Celebrates      explicit instruction as an approach to teaching that supports the      fostering of students’ knowledge acquisition, independence and criticality      skills
  • Is      self-reflective and constantly striving to improve the key principles of      our practice (namely: review, acquire, question, model, practice, assess      and feedback)
  • Is      newly and fully resourced after a recent curriculum over-haul
  • Has      a ‘warm but strict’ approach to discipline where expectations are high
  • Is      highly supportive and enjoys a strong sense of collegiality and humour

Overall, this is an immensely exciting time to join this thriving and growing faculty on our drive to improve results. Our knowledge-led approach is proving to be more popular than ever amongst students. For September 2018, geography continues to be the most popular of all our options at GCSE whilst history, religious studies and French will begin the year with their largest GCSE intakes in a number of years. If you have any further questions about our Faculty, please do get in touch.

Progress and Achievement Leader

Our year groups are supported by a non-teaching Pastoral support manager and a teaching Progress and Achievement leader, overseen by the Assistant Head – Pastoral and Inclusion. The role of the Progress and Achievement leader is to lead and manage the tutor team and work in close collaboration with the Pastoral Support Manager to ensure that all pupils are on track to achieve their full potential. This role involves developing close working relationships with pupils, parents and staff to identify and overcome any barriers to learning as well as celebrating and rewarding progress and achievement. As a growing academy we have a large number of pupils joining us throughout the year therefore the smooth and successful integration of new pupils to the academy is a frequent and essential part of the role. For suitably experienced colleagues there is the possibility of combining the role of teacher of Humanities with a Progress and Achievement leader role for which a TLR is available.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1773 832331
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