TEACHER OF ICT
TEACHER OF ICT
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.
All Year 7 and 8 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.
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.
At Key Stage 5 Computer Science or BTEC Level 3 ICT are offered as options on five hours a week. BTEC ICT is also offered on 10 hours per week to achieve the equivalent of two A levels at the end of the course. Excellent results are achieved and ICT is always a popular A level subject.
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 am on the closing date.
Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Interview date: Tuesday 12th February 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.