Director of Technology, Hull

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Kingswood AcademyHull

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L5
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational ‘Director of Technology’ with a passion for accelerating progress within both our Design and Food Technology departments.

Candidates must be able to teach across the ability and age range, driving progress to the highest standards for all pupils at Key Stages 3 and 4 in either Food Technology or Design (RM, Graphics, NCFE quals).

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about Technology
  • Be an excellent teacher;
  • Bring an unwavering commitment to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning across the department and the academy;
  • Have a relentless obsession about developing their own standards of teaching and learning to enable them to deliver excellent student outcomes;
  • Be a committed team player;
  • Have the presence, confidence and drive to lead other middle leaders;
  • Have the ability to engage and inspire pupils and build excellent relationships;
  • Be committed to Kingswood Academy's ethos of high expectations and no excuses;
  • Be passionate and ambitious about their own career development

Career development recruitment incentives:

  • Access and support to follow middle leadership programmes from the outset e.g. NPQML, Teaching Leaders
  • Candidates should be looking at this post as a 3 year career pathway rather than just a Director of Technology post
  • We advise you to come in and speak with the Principal to discuss the above and shape the next 3 years of your career, thus this post is suitable for teachers in their early stages of their career as well as experienced teachers.

Our academic performance

This summer (2017), for the third year running, we celebrated our best ever GCSE results. We, yet again, had significant increases in the number of students achieving a grade 4 (old C grade pass) in both English and Maths. Our progress scores were excellent and again significantly improved. 

Our Progress 8 score of +0.46 puts us in the top two schools in the city and shows that on average all our students made almost half a grade more than expected nationally across every one of their 8 subjects from their starting points. 66% of our students are disadvantaged, our Progress 8 score for disadvantaged students was +0.52. At Kingswood Academy all students make good progress in every subject, regardless of their starting point.

Ofsted

We are a rapidly improving school (currently judged to be 'requires improvement') with a positive monitoring inspection in June 2017, which followed our full inspection in March 2016. Prior to this we were deemed to be an academy in serious weaknesses. Through the rapid improvement of outcomes over the last two years, the aim is to achieve ‘Outstanding’ within 12 months. 

We welcome visits to the Academy, to see the school in action and discuss the post. To book an appointment please contact cweightman@thekingswoodacademy.org

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required for September 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 5 February 2018.

Closing date: Thursday 1 February 2018.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding policies we are unable to accept CV’s. For further information on this position and to make an application please click on the TES advert

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhance checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/aetwebsite/our-teaching-school/initial-teacher-training for further details.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Wawne Road, Bransholme, Hull, HU7 4WR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1482 879967
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