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Teacher of Geography

The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Our Vision and Aims

To ensure that all 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 our vision through:

  1. Delivering a high quality education for all pupils.
  2. Recruiting, developing and retaining high - calibre members of staff.
  3. Establishing and developing robust governance.
  4. Ensuring financial probity and viability.
  5. Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services.
  6. Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust.

The de Ferrers Academy

Location: Burton on Trent, DE13 0LL

Available to start September 2020

NQT’s welcome to apply

We believe that The de Ferrers Academy and Trust is a very special place to work.  We have fantastic facilities and a truly supportive and skilled staff at all levels.  We also believe that to get the best out of our students we need to be the best we can be as staff. We take great pride in ensuring that we all support and develop ourselves and our teams.  We offer a fantastic range of staff wellbeing (Physical, Social and Emotional) and CPD opportunities at local, Trust and National levels.

Our students are a strength too.  They want to learn and make the most of the opportunities on offer to them.  They too take great pride in showcasing what is good about being a part of DFA.

The Faculty

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).  The Faculty is responsible for both History and Geography at The de Ferrers Academy.

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 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. 

This is a period of intensive curriculum review with a drive towards outstanding teaching here at The de Ferrers Academy following lesson structure based on research and the science of learning. Students choose their options in Year 9 to start a 2 year GCSE course in Year 10.


KS4 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.

KS5  We study AQA Geography.  Topics include Water and Carbon Cycles, Hazards and Coastal Landscapes and Human topics including Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments and Global Governance.

An independent research study is worth 25% of the students’ final mark. As part of this, students have a residential experience to develop their field study skills.

We also have a number of extra curricula activities, including a trip to Iceland.

A wide variety of enrichment activities are provided by staff including: catch up and revision sessions, the History Challenge, Environment Week, fieldwork at all levels, trips to Berlin, Hamburg, Chatsworth, and Derby University.

The Candidate

The successful candidates will be highly qualified and be able to support in the promotion of excellent standards of student learning, achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and collaboratively. They will be passionate about their specialist subject and seek to positively impact their field and Academy.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful teaching and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. 

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit 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 at The de Ferrers Academy.

Closing date: TBC

Interview date: TBC  

How to Apply:

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website 

or email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date.

If you do not hear back after 5 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.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact careers and address them to either the Trust HR Team or Samantha Lawless, HR Officer.

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.