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Teacher of English

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City of Derby Academy, QEGSMAT
Salary details
MPS £30,000 - £41,333 per annum / UPS £43,266 - £46,525 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Closing Date
23 June 2024


QEGSMAT are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of English to join our hardworking team at the City of Derby Academy. To start September 2024.

The English curriculum, recognised in our most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2024) as being well designed, gives students the confidence, knowledge and skills that they will need in order to:

  • Be able to use English to communicate with different audiences, in a range of situations, in any written or spoken form.
  • To have the confidence and ability to question and evaluate the world as it is presented to them.
  • To have an appreciation of literature that allows students to see the world through the eyes of others and to use literature as a way to explore their own experiences and emotions.
  • To have an understanding, appreciation and ability to analyse the craft of the writer.
  • Ensure all students leave CODA with proficiency in reading, writing and spoken language and through these, they develop communication skills for education and for working with others: in school, in training and at work. 

We serve a very diverse community with over 30 home languages. The school’s vision is “improving the life chances of all students”. Moreover, we continually strive to develop our students’ character through our core values of Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Achieve, which underpin everything we do, every day. 

Our latest Ofsted inspection report (March 2024) is overwhelmingly positive and recognises the strengths of the school and the continued progress being made. Some highlights are: 

  • CODA is a school that welcomes and celebrates the diversity of the local community.
  • There is a caring ethos. Pupils feel safe. The vast majority are happy.
  • The school has high expectations of all pupils.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who speak English as an additional language are well supported to learn the curriculum.
  • Leaders have secured many improvements since the school’s last inspection.
  • The curriculum has been strengthened.
  • Behaviour is now good.
  • Pupils are polite and respectful to each other adults.
  • There are strong relationships between staff and pupils.
  • Pupils receive high-quality pastoral support. They know that staff are always available to talk to them if they have concerns.
  • Leaders consider staff’s well-being and workload.
  • Staff overwhelmingly enjoy working at the school. 

The inspection report aligns with the academy’s own self-evaluation, and the inspection team recognised that leaders already have the right plans in place to secure the improvements required to achieve “good” overall at the next inspection. 

Why work for us? 

  • At QEGSMAT, we value the hard work and dedication of our team members, and as such we believe that progression should be a simple process. That’s why we are proud to offer an Automatic Pay Review program, rather than the traditional annual pay and performance review, as part of our comprehensive benefits package.
  • A forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes.
  • Continual access to CPD opportunities. QEGSMAT works with a large number of organisations to develop staff to fulfil their aspirations and potential. We are committed to providing first-rate training and development to all our staff within this evolving Trust.
  • We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
  • All staff have access to our Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and
  • Unbiased information and guidance 24/7. This can also include bespoke counselling sessions for staff if needed.
  • All roles are subject to nationally agreed terms and conditions of service.
  • Access to Teacher Pension Scheme (employer contributions of 28.68%).
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Access to Flu Vaccines.
  • Opportunity to work flexibly.
  • A location which has excellent transport links. 

City of Derby Academy is also a proud member of QEGSMAT. At QEGSMAT we believe and promote that an exceptional workforce creates exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. We support every student to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient, and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society. 

QEGSMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a criminal offence to engage or seek to engage in regulated activity or regulated work with children, if you appear on the DBS barred list.  All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and be eligible to work in the UK. 

Further information about our commitment to Safeguarding can be found - https://www.qegsmat.com/documents/safeguarding 

Please be aware, the Trust may also consider performing an online presence check as part of their pre-employment checks. 

If you are interested and wish to have an informal conversation to discuss the role or would like to visit the school, we would be happy to arrange this.  Please call 01332 270450.  Further details about our school can be found on our website: https://www.cityofderbyacademy.org/

To apply for this position, please visit our Trust Website (https://www.qegsmat.com/current-vacancies/) where you can apply via TES.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.