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Teacher of Psychology

NQT’s Welcome to Apply

Required September 2019

The de Ferrers Academy has gained a reputation for high levels of academic achievement.  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 Faculty incorporates Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHEE (called “Values”) across all Key Stages, as well as Key Stage 4 & 5 Social Sciences. The Social Sciences comprise well established A level courses in Psychology, Sociology and Politics, as well as Level 3 Health and Social Care courses. In Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE Religious Studies as well as Level 2 Childcare and Level 2 Health and Social Care courses. Within a secure and well-rehearsed structure, we seek to deliver exciting and engaging programmes of study that respond and adapt to our ever changing society, in order to enable all our learners to attain at the highest level.

Each week, students in Key Stage 3 have dedicated time for Values, incorporating PSHE, Careers Education & Citizenship Studies. They also have a separate hour of Religious Studies each week. In Year 10 & 11, students will follow the AQA Religious Studies “A” new specification GCSE course, either as an optional exam course or as part of a core Religious Studies, Citizenship, PSHEE and Careers offer.

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: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Interview date:  Friday 24th 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.