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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.

The Physical Education Faculty consists of 7 full-time and 3 part-time members of teaching staff. The Faculty currently comprises six men and five women (4 of whom are on the Leadership Team, and one with Support & Guidance responsibilities).  The teaching staff are supported by a PE technician who is based in the Sports Hall building, and a Faculty Learning Supervisor (CALS) who supports teaching and learning and covers lessons within PE.

The Physical Education facilities are based on two campuses.  Each campus has a gymnasium and a hall, tennis / netball courts and extensive playing fields.  On the Trent Campus there are, two football pitches, a superbly maintained cricket square and 100m tartan athletics running straight. On this campus we also have a purpose built 4 badminton court Sports Hall, with two PE classrooms and a fitness suite.  On the Dove Campus there are two football pitches, one rugby pitch, and a concrete cricket wicket.  Both campuses also have a tarmac yard which is utilised by the Faculty.

In extra-curricular Physical Education the main sports entered into are football, basketball, athletics, cricket, netball, hockey, badminton, table tennis and rounders.  The Faculty has a strong tradition in dance, badminton and gymnastics reflecting our facilities and the local leagues and competitions.

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 21st January 2019

Interview date:  Tuesday 29th January 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.