Granville Academy - Teacher of Mathematics


Teacher of Mathematics


MPS/UPS (£30,000-£46,525)


32.5 Hours

Contract Type:


Start Date:

September 2024


            Granville Academy
Location: Burton Road, Woodville, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR


Granville Academy joined The de Ferrers Trust in 2017. We are a Multi Academy
Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary
Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Here, at Granville Academy, we are on a truly exciting journey of improving
standards and outcomes in our pursuit of excellence. We are already seeing results
with good behaviour recognised in our recent Ofsted report with significantly
improved outcomes across all areas of the curriculum.

Good behaviour provides the foundations for high quality teaching and learning to
thrive. It allows teachers to focus on their craft and to teach well. High quality
teaching is sacrosanct and is the absolute focus of our next chapter ensuring that
great teaching impacts positively on the outcomes of all within our care.

Our visitors tell us that our Academy offers them a warm welcome with a calm
atmosphere conducive to high quality teaching and learning. We are a passionate
and a committed group of staff who support each other to be the best that we can

Our Maths department is thriving! The subject benefits from strong leadership and
an outstanding group of teachers who are securing the very best outcomes for our
students. In the recent performance tables (October 2023), progress for Maths was
ranked as number 1 in our local authority. Our P8 was 0.64 and for disadvantaged
students; where our demographic is above the national average, we achieved 0.32.
The department and academy are committed to achieving excellence in all that we
do. We are invested in strong pedagogy in a supportive safe learning environment
where teachers can teach because systems are strong; where students feel safe to
make mistakes, and teachers can select the most appropriate learning activities that
enable students to learn well and succeed.

The Candidate

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated Teacher of Mathematics with an
infectious passion for their subject and specialist subject knowledge to join us at
Granville Academy. You will be part of a team of 5 other expert Maths teachers and
will receive excellent support and opportunities for development within the academy
and across the trust.

You must be confident in the delivery of both areas at KS3 and KS4 and have the
ambition and dedication to continue to support the development of the curriculum
and wider curriculum in line with current practice and research in effective teaching.
You will be able to support the promotion of excellent standards of student learning,
achievement, progress, attainment and behaviour through working effectively and
collaboratively. You will be passionate about your specialist subject, recognise the
importance and impact that this area of the curriculum has on a students wider life,
on their future destinations and career prospects.

One of the key strengths of the Academy is the positive relationships between staff
and students. We have a friendly, respectful and harmonious environment. We are
truly inclusive and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Within our school
community, students and staff are known, valued, developed and supported to be

We believe that every member of our community has the right to feel safe; tolerance,
respect and fairness underpin the fabric of our ethos and are promoted through the
traditional British values such as treating each other with respect, being courteous
and polite. We have a strong commitment to helping and encouraging our students
to make a positive contribution to their community. Granville is at the heart of the
Woodville community, and we take every opportunity to be involved in joint events
and projects and are developing strong links with community stakeholders and
external parties. The successful candidate will be keen to support this and build
upon the extensive opportunities that we offer as part of our programme.

Our vision is 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.

At Granville Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely.
We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on
children’s lives and future every day. If you share this commitment, if you are
passionate about young people, their opportunities and their life chances, we are the
academy for you!

The Faculty

The Maths faculty currently consists of 5 other expert Maths teachers who are all

We offer a strong ECT programme that supports retention and supports strong
pedagogical practice.

Across Y7-11 we use Sparx Maths for homework, which enables our students to
make high levels of progress and reduces workload.

GCSE outcomes were extremely strong, with students exceeding the national
averages at all headline measures.

We offer Further Maths as part of our curriculum and enrichment offer.
We have links with Business sectors to support our Maths clubs.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be an 'Employer of Choice' and is committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Leader’s listen to all stakeholders and are
proactive in looking after our best resource - our staff. We are proactive in ensuring
a work life balance is maintained offering an excellent benefit package which

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • BHSF Healthcare Scheme
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme
  • Granville Academy qualifies for the levelling up premium.

How to Apply:

Start date: September 2024

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website and email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note:  This is an open advert and will close once a suitable candidate has been appointed. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of applications or we appoint a suitable candidate.

Please ensure to regularly check your junk/spam folder for any correspondence in relation to the progress of your application. 

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from submitting your application, 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 01283
216765 and ask to speak to Rachael Lane, 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.


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