Contract Type: Full Time
Support Role:
Learning Manager/Mentor
Job Start Date: 2021-10-01
Salary: Salary (FTE): G 20 - £25,991.00 to G 24 - £28,672.00 Salary subject to pro-rata
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-18
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Jossey Lane, Scawthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 9DD
Ofsted Ranking: Requires Improvement 3


Learning Manager – Permanent

Required for October 2021

Purpose of the job:

Don Valley Academy are looking to appoint a Learning Manager to join our academy in November 2021.  In this role you will support learning through the use of data, strategic intervention and monitoring in order to maximise student attainment.

Don Valley Academy is proud to be rated Ofsted GOOD (April 2019) for the first time in its history!  This has been achieved by having dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are committed to giving our community an extraordinary educational experience.

We are a vibrant 11-18 Academy with 1074 students on roll, including 33 at Post 16.  We benefit from a new building which opened in November 2016 enabling our students and staff to use state of the art facilities. We serve a significantly deprived community with 42% of students being pupil premium and 38% being in the bottom 10% for deprivation. Despite these challenges, you will find Don Valley students to be polite and engaged with learning.

As a community we embrace all opportunities and strive to support and challenge each other.  We have a comprehensive professional development calendar which is tailored specifically to meet the current needs. Staff enjoy the leadership opportunities found within our ‘DEEPs’ model and are able to gain experiences of roles across the Academy from Aspiring Leaders to Associate Assistant Principals.

Collaboration is at the heart of the Academy for both students and staff and you will find Don Valley Academy to be positive and reflective towards their own professionalism, with wellbeing as a pivotal aspect of our Academy ethos.

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About Don Valley Academy

Don Valley Academy (formerly Don Valley School and Performing Arts College) is a mixed 11–18 Academy located in Scawthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. The school also has a Sixth Form centre.

The original school was built in the mid-1950s, with the first intake of pupils in September 1957. What was effectively another school was built in the mid-1960s as part of the move by the West Riding County Council to comprehensive education. It had more facilities than the existing one, including a swimming pool and much enhanced stage facilities in the main hall. The new school took up approximately half of the former playing fields . The second school ran for a year or so as a separate entity before the two merged to become Don Valley Comprehensive School. This naming was only brief and the school was soon renamed back to Don Valley High School, reportedly at the insistence of the then headmaster, Mr Horncastle. The newer school served students in their first three years of senior school, aged 11 to 14; the older school served them in the remainder of their time, aged 14 to 18, and included the lower and upper sixth forms.