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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 Overview

  • Posted On
    5th April 2019
  • Location
    Outer London
  • Salary
    By negotiation
  • Contract Type
    Permanent, Full Time
  • Job Type
  • Specialisms
    Design and Technology Teacher
  • Apply By
    29th April 2019
  • Start Date
    2nd September 2019


Kew House School

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