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Key Stage 5 Leader - Enterprise

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

TLR 2.5 - £4,654

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.

Curriculum

All Year 7, 8 and 9 students (Key Stage 3) have one Computing lesson a week based around short projects that develop students’ computational and problem solving thinking. They will also look at the hardware and software required to facilitate different ICT systems and will apply computing and ICT skills to specific situations. 

In addition, they have a second hour of study where they further develop ICT skills and also study basic elements of Enterprise, Business and Economics to provide them with a foundation for KS4 and to build their workplace skills for the future.

At Key Stage 4 students can choose Creative i-media, GCSE Computer Science, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Economics and NCFE Certificate in Business and Enterprise if they wish to continue to study Enterprise subjects. These are taught in option pools of three hours per week with examination at the end of Year 11. Students also have the opportunity to study the NCFE qualification on 1 hour per week as an additional, enrichment opportunity to develop essential skills for their future. 

At Key Stage 5 Computer Science or BTEC Level 3 ICT are offered as options on five hours a week. Excellent results are achieved and ICT is always a popular A level subject.

We also offer three options for Business and Economics; either AQA GCE Economics; AQA GCE Business; or BTEC Level 3 Business and have strong numbers and a high success rate. BTEC Level 3 Business can also be studied across 10 hours a week across 2 years, providing students with a qualification equivalent to 2 A levels at the end of the course.

Enterprise is one of the most popular A/AS level subject areas in the Academy and this can be attributed to the exceptionally high quality teaching and learning, a stimulating and relevant curriculum and excellent results.  We achieve very strong results in Year 13 to make a significant positive contribution to CVA. 

In addition to our core curriculum, we also offer many extra-curricular activity opportunities to students across all 3 Key Stages, including young Enterprise clubs and competitions; a robotics club and computer programming clubs. Each year we provide the opportunity for KS4 and KS5 students to participate on the National Enterprise Challenge and National Skills Challenge.

After-Academy and lunch-time use of the facilities by students is popular and cross-curricular use of ICT continues to increase with computer clubs running on all campuses.

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.

CPD

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.

Closing date: 22nd April 2020

Interview date: 1st May 2020

How to Apply:

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website www.deferrerstrust.com or email your application to careers@deferrerstrust.com. 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@deferrerstrust.com and ask to speak to 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.