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Teacher of Physics

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 Science Faculty is a large, vibrant and innovative faculty consisting of nineteen members of teaching staff supported by six technicians.    The Academy has twenty one laboratories, with six situated on the Dove Campus for Yr7 & Yr8, nine on the Trent Campus for Yr9, Yr10 & Yr11 and six on the Sixth Form Campus for Yr12 & Yr13.  The majority of the laboratories have been refurbished to a very high and modern standard.  The laboratories at the Sixth Form Centre are completely new.  Most of the laboratories have a storage/preparation room near or adjacent to them.  The Faculty continually aims to develop its curriculum to reflect current ideas in Science Education.  Teaching schemes and resources are all shared across the Faculty on Google Drive fostering a collaborative approach.

The aim of the Science Faculty is to provide all students with a relevant scientific education, and the curriculum is based on an experimental approach, where all students are encouraged to make decisions, solve problems, and gain skills in handling apparatus, make measurements and design experiments.   There is focus on engaging students through practical activities and inquiry based learning.

Students in Year 7 and Year 8 follow a curriculum written by de Ferrers Science staff based on AQA KS3 Science Syllabus. Students are set based upon ability.  Assessment takes place three times throughout the year that include content taught in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Key Stage 4 begins in Year 9 for all students.  All students’ complete GCSE courses, with approximately 60 of the higher ability students each year following the triple science pathway, completing AQA GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The majority of students are taught the AQA Trilogy Combined Science course.

There is a strong tradition of 'A' level Science at de Ferrers.  A-Level courses follow the Edexcel Specifications.  CTEC L3 Applied Science is also offered as a vocational course.  All subjects are popular with Biology having 3 groups in each year and Chemistry has 2 groups in each year. APS are above National averages for all subjects.

All students at KS4 & KS5 have been provided with iPads enabling dynamic, interactive and innovative teaching.  All staff are also provided with a laptop and iPad.

The Faculty is well equipped with technology.  All Laboratories have digital projectors with four interactive whiteboards.  Data loggers are available for demonstrations and student experiments.

There are frequent external trips organised by a number of Science staff available for students across all Key Stages.  The faculty has a successful KS3 Science Club and is proactive in inspiring students to study Science on leaving de Ferrers.

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.

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 247700.

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.