Leader of Phase - Challenge (GCSE)

Key information

Applications are invited from Leaders of Phase - Challenge (GCSE) with a teaching specialism in Computing, Art, Geography or History

Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 19th May 2017
Salary: in line with national pay scales
Location: Clovelly, north Devon
Contract type: Full time
Contract term: Permanent
Contract starts: September 2017
Interviews: Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May 2017

Route 39 Academy

Do you have the ability to think outside the box? Do you welcome challenge and innovation? Would you like to join a small, dynamic team of committed teachers and help to shape a growing school? We are looking for colleagues with a track record of achievement who are able to contribute to all aspects of Academy life. Applicants should be able to demonstrate inspirational teaching and be committed to achieving outstanding outcomes for all students.

Route 39 Academy is a new 11-18 state ‘free’ school that opened in September 2013. We are in our fourth year and currently have 140 students aged 11-15, some of whom have already embarked upon GCSE level study. We are a new choice for North Devon and take a 21st century approach to learning. We are building a brand new school in Bucks Cross, opening in summer 2018, which will enable us to expand to 700 students, and incorporate a sixth form.

We are seeking to appoint passionate and engaging teachers who are not constrained by the traditional approach to secondary education. People who see connected learning and strong relationships as the key to success and have high aspirations for the young people they work with.

Route 39 Academy has a specialism of personalisation with an extended school day. You will be expected to build on our approach of personalisation and drive forward development of both the GCSE curriculum and the extended opportunities that our longer school day allows. We want our students to make the most of the local environment and see the classroom extending beyond the four walls of the school. You will be instrumental in supporting staff to achieve these aims. As a key leader within the Academy team, both leaders and governors will look to you to understand, promote and support the development of the Academy vision and ethos.

Route 39 Academy is a Free School with its own terms and conditions. Staff are valued and given time during the week for collaboration and their own learning and progression. Applications are welcomed from newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers alike.

North Devon is well-known for its rugged coastline, stunning views and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its numerous beaches and surrounding countryside offer perfect opportunities for relaxation and tranquillity, as well as active pursuits such as hiking, cycling, surfing and diving. The area consists of small rural villages, with neighbouring small market and coastal towns. Local employment is mainly in tourism and farming, but there is increasing diversification as more young families move into the area. There is a range of thriving primary schools, and a strong and vibrant local community.

As an equal opportunities employer we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check, proof of qualifications and a medical check will be required of the successful applicant. We aim to attract the best educators to The Route 39 Academy and are committed to support the continuing development of their skills.

How to Apply

Before applying please read our candidate pack.

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  1. An Application Form, which must be completed in full and returned to Michelle Carter by email (pa@route39.org.uk) or post. We regret we cannot accept CVs
  2. A Personal Statement of no more than two sides of A4. 

Please save your Application Form and Personal Statement in Word (.doc or .docx) format. If you require any assistance, please contact Michelle Carter, Principal’s PA, as below.

For more information about this position or to arrange an informal discussion about your application with the Principal, please contact Michelle Carter (email pa@route39.org.uk or phone: 01237 431 969).

Please note we will request references for candidates selected to attend interviews within two days of drawing up the final list.

Completed application forms and personal statements should be emailed to pa@route39.org.uk.