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Downham Market Academy

Salary

Main / UPS Scale

Contract

Permanent

Start Date

September, 2024

Apply By

April 17, 2024

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Salary

Main / UPS Scale

Contract

Permanent

Start Date

September, 2024

Apply By

April 17, 2024

Email

We are an ambitious school that has high aspirations and expectations for our students. We
want to provide an education that is challenging yet accessible and relevant to the young
people in our care. We want to inspire them to become life-long learners that empowers
them to be valuable members of society. We offer all of our students many opportunities to
enhance their learning through trips and visits that are both local and further afield. Our
extensive extracurricular programme provides all students with opportunities to learn new
skills and improve on existing ones outside of the normal classroom environment; make
new friends and develop life skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience.


Knowing each student and member of staff individually allows us to build positive, mutually
respectful relationships that support learning and create a culture of academic aspiration
where success is celebrated. Promoting inclusivity, equality and diversity is fundamental to
our academic curriculum and personal development programme. We want our students and
staff to feel valued, respected and safe and we place great emphasis on their personal
development and welfare.


We are growing in popularity in the local community and we are now the top choice school
for children in our catchment. We are oversubscribed in some year groups and need for a
larger staff team to support this expansion.


Downham Market Academy can offer you:

  • An aspirational culture where students and staff are encouraged to maintain high
    standards and be at the forefront of education
  • Students who are ambitious, polite and hard-working
  • The chance to contribute to planning an inspirational and knowledge-rich curriculum that
    is inclusive and enhanced by opportunities to learn outside the classroom
  • A supportive and collaborative staff body that works closely with colleagues in other
    schools within our Trust
  • Excellent facilities and equipment where all staff have their own laptop; students have
    their own iPad to use in lessons and at home and where the school community makes
    excellent use of IT to communicate, collaborate and learn more effectively
  • A commitment to providing extensive and tailored CPD that allows all our staff to flourish
  • The opportunity to teach sixth form.
  • A wellbeing package including reduced gym membership rates, partnerships with local
    restaurants, cycle to work scheme and a comprehensive mental health service

What can ELA offer you?

ELA offer a sector leading staff benefits offer alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.

  • ELA know that our strength is our people, so we prioritise staff wellbeing, retention and development. Over 95% of ELA staff say they’re proud to work in their school.
  • ELA are firm believers in the power of recognising, celebrating, and rewarding talent: our track record in terms of retention, internal promotion opportunities and wider career development is excellent.
  • ELA staff enjoy a sector leading staff benefits package alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.
  • You can find out all about our Trust and staff offer here.

ELA staff benefits include: 

  • Reduced contact time to enable professional development;
  • EAP with access to counselling & physiotherapy; 
  • Health care cash plan; 
  • Paid annual family day; 
  • Extensive discount club access; 
  • Cycle to work & electric car lease schemes; 
  • Enhanced parental leave; 
  • Flexible work practices; 
  • Laptop & mobile phone payment plans; 
  • Ticket ballots for high profile events; 
  • Generous annual leave allowance for support staff; 
  • Discounted gym membership for all staff. 

Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks.  All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references along with a Certificate of Good Conduct if applicable.  Only applications submitted on using the ELA application form will be accepted.  We do not accept applications by CV.  You can view our safeguarding policy here.

Please send a completed application form and covering letter to: Natasha Gill-Price, Downham Market Academy, Bexwell Road, Downham Market, PE38 9LL or e-mail: . Due to the high volume of applicants, we receive for certain roles, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier that the advertised date if we have received applications that reach the criteria.

All shortlisted applicants should expect to be called for interview no more than 5 working days after the closing date. If you have not heard from us by then you can expect that your application to be unsuccessful. Visits to Downham Market Academy are welcome. 

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