Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.
The Academy has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future. This is an excellent opportunity and comes at an exciting time for the Academy.
The Thomas Deacon Academy that we know today opened in 2007 as one of the UK’s first and largest academies. Whilst a building does not make a school, it is worth noting that Thomas Deacon Academy was designed by Norman Foster and Partners and in addition to our impressive main academy our beautiful 43-acre campus includes TDA Juniors – a modern, light, and purpose-built Key Stage 2 facility – and expansive playing fields and sporting facilities.
Moving forward, our vision for the academy is a simple one: we want every member of our learning community to be the very best that they can be and achieve their full potential.
The academy’s core values of Trust, Discipline and Aspiration define who we are as a community and how we learn together. We believe that every member of our learning community should have the highest expectations and standards, showing trust and discipline in all that we do.
In September 2018, a new extension to the existing main building led to new accommodation being created for a sixth form study centre, refectory expansion and staff professional learning centre.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a school within one of the well-regarded Trusts in the eastern region. The school has a great history of success and a bright and exciting future and we are looking for an ambitious and dynamic teacher to steer it through the next stage of its development. Collaboration, educational research and professional development are at the core of how the schools within Thomas Deacon Education Trust work together. With a clear focus on teaching at all levels, the Trust is well placed to provide great opportunities to promote Thomas Deacon Academy as a leading school and you will be given effective support to develop you personally as an outstanding teacher.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for KS4 as part of the role as well as other responsibilities in the department; they will be aspirational and show a commitment to raising achievement in Mathematics through outstanding teaching and learning. In return we can offer you support from a highly committed and experienced team with a strong and positive ethos.
If appointed, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a professional and hard-working Mathematics Department; your support and leadership will make a real difference in terms of the department’s development of both staff and students.
• Be an effective and innovative Mathematics teacher with a passion for learning.
• Have ambition and desire to play a significant role in the further development of the Mathematics Department.
• Have leadership experience and a clear strategic overview of the Maths curriculum.
• Be able to monitor, track and analyse assessment data. • Have high expectations for the behaviour and academic progress of young people.
• Use regular QA to identify strengths and areas of development within Maths in line with our principles of effective teaching.
• Line manage staff; leading and developing an all-through school Maths curriculum, holding individuals to account for delivery and outcomes.
• Further developing links across TDET, encouraging consistency within assessment, standardisation, and moderation.
The Trust offers:
Excellent salary package.
Fantastic training/CPD opportunities in a friendly supportive environment.
Opportunity for progression across Thomas Deacon Education Trust.
Use of Academy facilities (including a gym and onsite car parking).
Teachers’ pension scheme.
An engaging, creative and welcoming environment to learners who take pride in their school.
An inclusive and collaborative approach.
A talented, highly motivated, committed and professional team of colleagues, both within the school and across the trust.
An actively supportive Local Governing Body and Trust leadership.
Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.