Teacher of Science, Derbyshire

Closing date:Expiring today

The Pingle AcademyDerbyshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an over-subscribed and aspirational academy.  The Pingle Academy, part of The de Ferrers Trust, lies at the heart of the National Forest area and provides for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. 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, two Autism Resource Centres and a purpose built Sixth Form Centre. Sixth Form students invariably gain places at the university/course/apprenticeship of their choice. As the academy of choice for our local area, you will be 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.  All teaching staff have an iPad. 

The culture at The Pingle Academy ensures an aspirational, ambitious and creative place to learn and work.  As a result of our popularity with the local community we are expanding in order to meet demand.  The number of students on roll currently is 1,156 and predicted to grow to above 1,300 in the next 3 years.  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’.

The Science Faculty has 12 qualified teachers with a mix of age and experience.  Our staffing has increased due to the increasing student numbers and we continually invest in CPD to ensure teaching is good or better.  2018 GCSE results were our best yet - close to national averages.  The Science Faculty is housed over 9 laboratories and benefits from 2 technicians.  In addition to delivering the science curriculum, the faculty organise a range of extra curricular, raising aspirations and STEM events for students.  We also have close links with our primary feeder schools.


Where NQTs are invited to apply for our teaching positions we offer an excellent NQT programme and enhanced employment offer.  Please contact the Trust for further information about this scheme.

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 and achieve desired outcomes.   We offer an iPad scheme for students in yr9 and yr13.

Applicants are expected to share the academy’s high aspirations and expectations for all students and staff.

To be considered for this role you will need to be able to:  

1. raise attainment and improve the progress of all students in Science

2. be an excellent practitioner with the ability to support and engage students to be the very best they can be. 

3. ensure that students access the support required to make progress.

4. contribute to the continuing development of the Science Faculty, playing a role in delivering our vision to improve teaching and learning. 

5. have the desire to be part of a dynamic team, committed to moving the academy forward.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any queries, please email Mr Parker, Head of Science: dparker.pingle@deferrerstrust.com   A full job description and application details can be accessed via the academy’s website, or alternatively please contact Fiona Harvey on 01283 216837.

Please note completed applications, quoting job reference R28,  should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.  

Closing date:      Monday 29 April 2019

Interview date:   Thursday 2 May 2019

e-mail:   personnel.pingle@deferrerstrust.com

website: www.pingleacademy.com

Your employer will be The de Ferrers Trust and in emergency circumstances, where there is a need to cover critical services, you may be expected to work at another location.

The 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. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the academy’s equal opportunities policy.

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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...