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KEY STAGE 4 LEADER OF ENTERPRISE (Business, Economics, ICT & Computing)

TLR 2.5 £4,529

Required September 2019

The de Ferrers Academy has gained a reputation for high levels of academic achievement, demonstrated by the fact that the 2016 results at GCSE and A-level are the best on record.  We have a positive ethos and excellent staff/student relationships, we value our staff and are committed to their personal and professional development.    In recent years, the Academy has developed a national reputation for innovation and success in Learning technologies and ICT.   The Academy is an Apple Regional Training Centre, with 1:1 use of iPads for all Key Stage 4 and 5 students. All teaching staff at the academy have access to a personal I-pads each. All students in Years 9-13 have their own, individual i-pad, which they are encouraged to use in all lessons across the academy, and at home, to aid their progress and achievement.  There is a strong ethos across the academy to use learning technologies actively to aid pupil progress and achievement.

In the Enterprise faculty, The Director of Learning overseas the Faculty and its three Key Stages. There are three Key Stage Leaders, one at each key stage who have responsibility for Business, Economics, Computer Science and ICT. 

All Year 7, 8 and 9 students have two lessons a week; ICT/Computing and Business/Enterprise. At Key Stage 4, students can choose Creative i-media, GCSE Computer Science, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Economics and OCR Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing if they wish to continue to study Enterprise subjects. We also offer an enrichment hour at KS4 where students can choose to study the NCFE Level1/2 Tech Award in Business and Enterprise. At Key Stage 5, students can choose Business and Economics; either AQA GCE Economics; AQA GCE Business; or BTEC Level 3 Business. 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. Computer Science or BTEC Level 3 ICT are also offered as options on five hours a week. Our KS5 courses attract strong numbers and have a high success rate.

All prospective candidates are very welcome to visit the Academy, to tour and meet with members of the faculty, and meet with our students.  We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby.  As the Academy of choice for the local area, you will feel 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.   

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate.   If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you.   A full job description and application forms can be accessed via the Academy’s website, or alternatively please contact Samantha Lawless on 01283 247700.   Please note completed applications should be received by 9:00 a.m. on the closing date.

Closing Date: Monday 29th April 2019

Interview Date:  Friday 3rd May 2019


This 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.