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Creative Design & Technical Arts Lead

Castle Newnham SchoolBedford

MPS/UPS Teacher Scale + TLR2 £4,963 – Permanent

Full time to start in September 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a lead in Creative, Design and Technical Arts within the secondary phase of our all-through federation.

This new and exciting role would involve leading and developing design technology and creative arts subjects to include product design, food (hospitality and catering in Key Stage 4) and art. Ideally, we are looking for someone who can think creatively whilst producing a clear and organised structure for learning across secondary and working closely with primary colleagues. We aim for pupils’ enthusiasm, knowledge and skill to develop seamlessly as they move through the school.

The successful candidate would work strategically with an already strong team to grow and develop subject teaching to include other qualifications in this area. 

The successful candidate will have strong subject development experience and further potential and currently the teaching needs of the department also mean that ability to teach product design would be a distinct advantage, although there is future flexibility around courses offered.  

Castle Newnham is a school where ambition and care for each of our pupils are at the heart of everything we do.  Our aim is to serve the needs of our local community for high standards and a coherent and smooth transition throughout each child’s ‘one journey’.

As well as a supportive team and strong professional development, Castle Newnham offers: 

• well-behaved, happy, confident and enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn;

• a school highly valued and supported by parents and the community;

• a nurturing, enthusiastic and committed staff, who can rise to a challenge;

• great opportunities to make your mark and to be part of something exciting and unique

Socially distanced visits to the school to see both sites and to gain an insight into the way in which we are developing all-through education are highly recommended.  Please email Romana Tomei who will be available through the Easter holidays for an appointment to discuss the role further. 

Closing Date: Monday 26th April 2021 (Mid-day)

Interviews: Week commencing 4th May 2021


For further details of this post and an application pack

please go to the school’s website

Castle Newnham Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

The position requires an enhanced criminal records bureau (DBS) disclosure

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