Head of Design and Technology, Exeter

Closing date:

ISCA AcademyExeter

Date posted:
Start date: 1 January 2019 (although a later start date could be agreed for the right candidate)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Design and Technology

Permanent, Full-time, TLR2b.  Starting 1st January 2019 (although a later start date could be agreed for the right candidate)  

Do you have a relentless drive to achieve outstanding progress and attainment with children regardless of their background and prior learning?  

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Team Leader for Design and Technology to further strengthen the achievement, progress and experience of students at Isca Academy, and to continue to raise the profile of the Design and Technology department. You will be a highly motivated, innovative and capable leader, with a proven commitment to inclusive and inspiring teaching where each and every child can succeed. The post represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant and ambitious Academy working within the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust.   

Our school is located on a recently designed campus with purpose-built accommodation, offering spacious and excellent teaching and learning facilities. We currently have a roll of 850 students, rapidly growing to a capacity of 950. Isca Academy prides itself on providing high quality comprehensive education. Our students have a broad range of abilities and aspirations on entry, from able, gifted and talented to students needing more support with literacy and social skills. Our focus remains on every student in our school exceeding expectations, whatever their starting point. Beyond academic credentials, we firmly believe in the value of a more rounded education which promotes creativity, self-belief and confidence, and as such, offer an exceptional extra-curricular and outdoor education programme.   

The Technology Department operates a two-year Key Stage 3 curriculum, covering the disciplines of Graphic Products, Product Design (plastic and wood) and Food, delivered on a 20-lesson carousel. The three-year GCSE options currently offered are the reformed GCSEs covering the disciplines of Resistant Materials and Graphic Products, in addition to vocational Hospitality and Catering. As the Academy expands, the department is looking for an individual who combines excellent teaching with energy and innovation, and who can offer both inspirational classroom experiences and extra-curricular opportunities for our students within the field of Technology.  

The Leadership Team at Isca Academy is welcoming, energetic and highly committed and has led the school successfully through a time of significant change to reach above national student outcomes and a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement. As a school, we are committed to investing in leadership development at all levels and strongly believe that the experience of the children will ultimately benefit from this. If you are a leader who can inspire both staff and students, with a passion for teaching and learning, and an outward facing approach to the development of pedagogical practice, we would love to hear from you.    

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting  the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check  before appointment is confirmed.  

Application forms and further information are available from our website: www.iscaexeter.co.uk or by email to bharrad@iscaexeter.co.uk  

Closing date for application: 9am on Thursday 18th October 2018 

Please note the interviews will take place on Monday 29th October 2018



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Earl Richards Road South, Exeter, Devon, EX2 6AP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 204082
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