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NQTs are welcome to apply

To start January 2020 or sooner


The de Ferrers Academy bases its approach to learning on its “Aspire and Achieve” ethos. It benefits from a strong local reputation which is the reason it has increased its admission number to 410 students to meet the demand from families in the catchment area. The Academy’s expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for its popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of the students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus, and Year 9-Year 11 at the Trent Campus which are half a mile apart. We were delighted by our Ofsted inspection of January 2017 which emphasises the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. Staff are valued by the Academy and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years the Academy has developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9-Year 13.

The Humanities Faculty is a strong team of twelve, well-qualified, staff teaching specialist subjects. Humanities is led by a Director of Learning, supported by a Lead Teacher and three Key Stage Leaders (KSL). 

There are well equipped specialist rooms on both campuses, boasting an excellent selection of varied resources. It is Faculty policy to ensure access to new technologies, for example, all rooms have an interactive whiteboard, enhancing the use of interactive learning across the key stages. The Humanities Faculty is at the forefront of iPad use in the Academy. There is a very healthy “take-up" at GCSE and AS/A Level in all subjects, with significant levels of improvement over the last four years. Students from the Humanities subjects opt to continue their education at universities in a wide range of disciplines. 

At Key Stage 4 we follow the New AQA Geography course which considers: The challenge of Natural Hazards, The Living World, Physical Landscapes in the UK, Urban Issues and Challenges, The Changing economic World and the Challenge of Resource Management.   At Key Stage 5 we study AQA Geography.  Topics include physical topics such as; Water and Carbon Cycles, Hazards and Coastal Landscapes and Human topics including Changing Places, Contemporary Urban Environments and Global Governance.

Where NQTs are invited to apply for our teaching positions we offer an excellent NQT programme and enhanced employment offer.  Please contact the Trust for further information about this scheme.

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.  


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.