Design Technology Teacher, Full Time, Permanent MPS/UPS
Required from September 2019, an enthusiastic, well qualified, Teacher of Technology with the ability to deliver and take ownership within the team a specialism of Textiles. The ability to offer Child Development would be advantageous.
We seek a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher with a commitment to pupils of all ability in a comprehensive secondary school.
This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced colleague who is ready for a new challenge in their career.
The successful candidate would also be expected to join our team of tutors.
The Park is one of two 11-16 comprehensives in Barnstaple. Park was opened in 1972 following the re-organisation of selective education in the town; however, the origins of the school date back to 1910, with the site housing both the Boys and Girls grammar schools. Many elements of the original buildings remain and these help to link the school to its proud and strong history.
The school currently educates 1380 students, mainly from the town of Barnstaple and outlying villages. In recent years, the popularity of the school has meant that the geographical catchment has increased, with many students now travelling some distance to join us.
On joining the school, each student is assigned to one of our five houses: Fortescue, Raleigh, Drake, Chichester or Kingsley. The house system is rooted in the DNA of the school with many parents and grandparents showing allegiances to a particular house. Siblings will also join the same house meaning that the Head of House creates a strong relationship with students and families over time. Each house contains two tutor groups from each year group. Students recognise the strength of the house system and value this greatly. It creates a family environment within the school and leads to healthy competition in sports and other inter-house activities.
Excellent capacity for school improvement
Established support networks
Rural location in heart of Devon
Ample on-site car parking
Good transport links
Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings
Suited departmental areas
Staff laptop scheme
Extensive staff CPD opportunities