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NQTs are welcome to apply

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.

In Year 9 students can choose to study Business and Economics or ICT and Computing or a combination of all four subjects on three hours per week.

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. These are taught in option pools of three hours per week with examination at the end of Year 11. We achieve consistently excellent results in Year 11 which raises the Academy’s GSCE results and CVA considerably. 

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.

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.