Vacancy Summary

Assistant Director of Curriculum - (Assistant Head of Year) - Non Teaching

Salary: DAT Level 4 - SCP 26-31 (£27,543 to £31,399 - Actual) - Term Time Plus 2 weeks

Vacancy Information

Why choose Dixons Cottingley Academy?

  • Culture of high expectations and a strong belief that all can achieve exceptional progress
  • Very clear routines for learning so that teachers can teach and students can learn
  • Culture of support and feedback for staff
  • Exceptionally visible student-centred SLT
  • Schemes of work fully resourced and ready
  • Positive, supportive and friendly colleagues
  • Weekly CPD and regular opportunities to benefit from working with other outstanding schools in the Trust

The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values of determination, integrity and trust and completely committed to our mission: the academy will ensure that all students achieve excellent outcomes and are empowered to lead happy, purposeful and successful lives.

Dixons Academies Trust

Our mission is to challenge educational and social disadvantage in the North. As a school trust of 17 schools, we are committed to making a difference where it matters most through delivering exceptional education in our schools in Bradford, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, which include primaries, secondaries, all-throughs and a standalone sixth form.

  • We are values driven: our values of work hard, be nice, be good underpin everything we do
  • We have been challenging educational and social disadvantage for over 30 years
  • We are launching a bold flexible working policy to give our teachers more time back
  • We are ambitious for every child and highly inclusive
  • We are always in the top 5 nationally for progress at secondary
  • We prioritise the professional development and growth of all our staff; every member of Team Dixons receives regular coaching
  • We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and our staff work collaboratively to share resources and reduce workload

We establish high-performing non-faith academies which maximise attainment, value diversity, develop character and build cultural capital. By the age of 18, we want every student to have the choice of university or a high-quality apprenticeship.

Visit our OpenSource platform to learn more about our approaches and culture.

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Full details of this role can be found in the job description and person specification.

Full details of this role can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, recruiting a diverse workforce, and creating an inclusive environment for everyone at Dixons. Therefore, we encourage applications from underrepresented communities and irrespective of age, disability, neurodivergent status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible through the recruitment process should this be required.

We are focused on delivering an ambitious equality, diversity and inclusion strategy as part of our 2-5 year plan. You can read more about this here.

Our trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 19th July 2024

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