Head of Design Technology (DT) and Engineering, Wimbledon

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Wimbledon High SchoolWimbledon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wimbledon High School aspires to be a leading school in DT and Engineering and this is an opportunity to be at the forefront of these developments and raise the profile of this vital subject for 21st century learning.

As Head of DT and Engineering, you will lead and inspire the department to deliver a high quality academic experience to the students in a safe, well-resourced and well-looked after environment. This will include playing a key role in department development plans, leading by example through excellent teaching and promoting engineering from primary level upwards as a people-focused, problem-solving and socially beneficial discipline. Furthermore, there will be opportunities to develop the provision of co-curricular activities in DT and Engineering and strengthen the links to STEAM subjects/projects.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we embark on Project Ex Humilibus, which will see, within a three-year time frame, the building of a STEAM tower with state of the art facilities. Our innovative DT and Engineering Department is all about teaching our students to approach real world problems with an open and enquiring mind. Our students are very enthusiastic and keen to learn, and some of our students have recently been involved in a design project with the University of Cambridge, whilst a design from one student will soon appear in an NHS clinic. We have also had two recent finalists in the Young Fashion Designer UK competitions.

Experience as a subject teacher covering KS3-5 is essential, along with teaching A level, AS and GCSE in DT (in particular Product Design, Resistant Materials or similar) as is the ability to lead and manage a team and enthuse and engage staff and students. If you are an ambitious and engaging individual who can share their passion for DT and Engineering to build on the successes of the department, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

• Access to extensive professional development opportunities

• Training grants for qualifications

• Generous pension schemes

• Free life assurance benefit

• Free school lunches

• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

Further details of the position and the application form are available by clicking the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 9am Tuesday 20 February 2018.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended. 

Wimbledon High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Mansel Road, London, SW19 4AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8971 0900
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