Achievement Lead in KS4 - English (The Discovery Academy)

The Discovery Academy, Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 0GA
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) plus TLR 2b £4,941
30 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Principal: Mr R Kelsall

Required: September 2021

Achievement Lead in KS4 - English

MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) plus TLR 2b £4,941

Plus £2,000 relocation allowance


Job Reference Number: 658730         


The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Achievement Lead in KS4 – English to join a strong team of highly motivated professionals who work collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout the Academy.  With your knowledge and passion for the subject, you will make a major contribution to the raising of standards of achievement at KS4 in English through leading and managing intervention and learning strategies in line with the whole Academy ethos, enabling all students to make exceptional progress.


 You will be passionate about academic excellence, collaboration and delivering high quality teaching for every student. You will be able to identify and implement strategies to improve the quality of education at KS4 and will be committed to the highest standards of achievement. You will be an outstanding practitioner, with a clear vision and a good track record in raising standards. 


At the Discovery Academy our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do, to ensure our students ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ represents the aims, values and behaviours that we strive towards (Ambitious; Skilled; Positive; Independent; Respectful; Equipped) and our curriculum is designed to support students in reaching these. Alongside a curriculum that offers breadth and ambition, strong pastoral support ensures students are kept safe and are well looked after and ensures a sense of family is felt throughout the Academy.



The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities.


The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.


If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website,  Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at .

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 


The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to quoting the job reference number detailed above.



Closing Date: Friday 7th May 2021 at 9:00am

Interview Date:  Week commencing Monday 10th May 2021

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