Head of Design (Design Technology, Art, Food & Textiles), Watford, Hertfordshire

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Francis Combe AcademyWatford, Hertfordshire

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Start date: April 2019 or by arrangement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,023- £49,311
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to recruit a dedicated and passionate Head of Design.  The successful candidate must be really motivated and driven by the desire to lead a team in delivering outstanding Teaching and Learning through an exciting phase with developments in the new national curriculum specification.  

You will be leading a strong department, which is both popular and successful. The opportunities which the Design faculty presents for students is central to the philosophy of the Academy, and as a result, this appointment is crucial to the continued development Francis Combe Academy.

The successful applicant must have exceptional subject knowledge and experience of leading a high performing teaching team.   A Design and Technology teacher would be highly advantageous. 

We will also consider applicants currently in a Deputy Head of department role looking for the next steps in their career. 

You should have a proven track record of outstanding learning and teaching over a sustained period of time, ie at least two years

As standard, we offer ongoing Continuous Professional Development covering all aspects of teaching, learning and leadership - preparing you for the next phase of your career. 

This is therefore an exciting opportunity for an established and enthusiastic leader to take this faculty to the next level of achievement and help us to enhance our school’s reputation as an ambitious and friendly school committed to comprehensive education, which has ‘Transforming Lives Through Learning’ at its heart.  

We can offer you:  

  • Outstanding 21st century facilities and well- resourced workshops
  • Excellent Induction  
  • Comprehensive Staff Welfare Package 
  • All classroom have the latest interactive AVs  installed in September 18
  • Relocation allowance up to £2,000 
  • Excellent professional development 

The welfare of our staff is important to us. We are firmly committed to CPD and offer a comprehensive programme with superb promotion prospects and career development.  NQT's have an opportunity to start in July and be paid through the summer.If you have the drive to transform learning for our wonderful students, we want to hear from you. 

Francis Combe Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance.

The successful applicant will possess the willingness to commit to Extra Curricular activities.

Whilst we welcome applications from all suitable candidates; please consider that our interview process will require you to attend our Academy in person as we do not offer a remote interview process.  

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More about Francis Combe Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 7HW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1923 672964
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This is a tremendous opportunity to join us on our exciting journey to becoming an 'Outstanding' Academy.  

Following our successful Ofsted in November 2015, we are now a school of choice, with our admission numbers increasing year on year as a ...