Assistant Learning Leader of Design Technology, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire

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Huxlow Science CollegeIrthlingborough, Northamptonshire

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS+TLR2b
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Learning Leader of Design Technology 

with preferred specialisms in any or all of the following: product design/resistant materials/graphics. 

Salary:  MPS/UPS & TLR2b (£4,441 per annum)

2017 saw record results across the board and we are now proud to be comfortably the highest attaining school in the locality with 64% of year 11 gaining the equivalent of 5 A*-C including English and Maths. 

This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.  

DT results are a strong part of the continued College success.  In 2017 the department outperformed the National statistics for Design Technology achieving 63% A*-C overall as opposed to the National of 60.9%. 

We are a secondary school with a fantastic student body and dedicated and talented staff. You will join us at an exciting time as we continue our journey to become an outstanding academy. 

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted stated that “everyone in the school puts pupils’ well-being at the centre of everything they do”. 

We have high expectations of our pupils.  Ofsted stated “pupils know the high standards of behaviour expected of them” and “as a result, they behave well in lessons”. 

Our vision for the school is to deliver outstanding education to our students, not only in terms of academic success, but by ensuring we develop the “whole child”.  In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication. 

If you are an experienced and effective Teacher of Design Technology looking for a new challenge, this is an excellent opportunity.  We will commit to improving your pedagogy and your leadership skills and you will enjoy working in a school where the students are hugely positive and keen to learn.  

We know that to realise our vision we need to attract, develop and reward our people.  We are an ‘Investor in People’, and are committed to the professional development and career progression of our employees.   

The successful candidate will: 

Improve as a teacher through our tailored professional development programme (we run weekly training sessions that all staff have access to in addition to bespoke individual development) 

Have opportunities for promotion (in a relatively small College new opportunities for leadership and personal development frequently arise) 

Be supported by a performance management system that rewards excellence 

Have access to national ground-breaking Design Technology CPD 

The essential qualities for the Assistant Learning Leader of Design Technology include: 

A qualified and effective classroom practitioner with experience of teaching KS3 & KS4 

The ability to assist in leading the Design Technology Department 

A commitment to, and a passion for, the teaching of Design Technology 

A commitment to developing their own pedagogy and that of others 

A commitment to meeting all the requirements for safeguarding children 

Effective organisation and communication skills 

A commitment to Inclusion

If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or wish to visit the college and meet staff and pupils, please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) on 01933 650496 or

Closing date: Tuesday 20 February 2018  

Interview: Tuesday 27 February 2018.  

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.   

Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all posts at the College.

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More about Huxlow Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 650496
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Huxlow Science College is a medium sized secondary school (11-18), located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire.  We converted to Academy status in 2013.

We are progressing well on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.  2017 s...