Head of Design and Technology
The successful candidate will take over from a highly successful head of department who is moving abroad. The successful candidate will be a well-qualified experienced and enthusiastic graduate teacher. They will have the opportunity to further develop and build the department in this relatively new school. This is a full-time post from September 2019.
Design and Technology is a very important element of the school’s curriculum. The school is equipped with outstanding new facilities in the form of two specialist areas and a large materials preparation area. A workshop is fully equipped with a range of materials processing equipment and a CAD CAM room with a suite of 24 PCs, 2 and 3D software. This CAD area is equipped to a very high standard including a range of 3D printing machines, a large laser cutter, 3 axis engraving and milling and printer sublimation. The department is supported by a full-time technician.
A full time post is available for a candidate able to teach DT. We offer AQA Product design from Y9 to A level in 6th Form. The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate teacher.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to:
• Work with fantastic and engaging students
• Enjoy an inspiring new building.
• Support the development of the department
• Take part in extra-curricular trips and visits
• Take a role in developing the subject area further.
• Work with a supportive Headmaster who is a design and technology teacher
The successful candidate will have:
• Leadership qualities and the desire to see their department profiled and thrive
• Qualified Teacher Status and an appropriate degree
• The ability to motivate pupils and achieve excellent examination results
• The ability to manage examination entries
• The ability to manage and deploy a significant budget
• The desire to promotion the creative and STEM subjects across the curriculum
• A passion for Designing and Making and the ability to share this with young people
• Excellent classroom management skills
• A sense of humour
• Excellent organisational skills and the flexibility to take on new technical challenges.
• The capacity to work collaboratively as part of a team of staff
• The ability to manage the full range of resources in the department
• The ability to utilise the extensive facilities and CAD packages available
• Have knowledge of H&S requirements in the subject area and hold all appropriate certification in processes and equipment. (training will be available if required)
• Be able to develop CAD/CAM in 2D and 3D formats. The ability to cover KS3 electronics is welcome.
• Commitment to, and experience of, using a range of teaching styles and methods including ICT. Classrooms are equipped with IWB / digital projectors.
• Offer extra-curricular programmes in a range of sports and activities including Formula 24.
• Willingness to participate in the wider co-curricular life of the school
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Job reference: Head of Department
Posted On5th April 2019
Contract TypePermanent, Full Time
SpecialismsDesign and Technology Teacher
Apply By29th April 2019
Start Date2nd September 2019
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