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Lead DT Technician (19 hours per week)

Jo Richardson Community SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Please note that only application forms will be considered, due to our safeguarding procedures, we do not accept CVs.

JRCS

This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard-working department.  Established as a brand-new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005.  The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.

In 2018/19 JRCS achieved another set of excellent outcomes at both KS4 and KS5.  The school’s Progress 8 score is 0.37 which will places us in the ‘well above national average’ category.  At KS5 our A*-C grade was 86%, the best in the borough, we also achieved an average A Level grade of B-.  Our vocational progress score was with an average BTEC grade of Distinction*.  On both measures, JRCS is one of the best in the borough.  Our Sixth Form continues to work in partnership with four other schools in order to deliver the highest quality post-16 education pathways for our students.  We were recently awarded an Alps Certificate of Outstanding Progress (2018/19) which places us in the top 20% of Sixth Form providers nationally.

In June 2018 we found out that we had been nominated for the Pearson Teaching Award School of the Year – Making a Difference.  Following a visit from the judges in June, we were informed we had made it to the finals in Central London in late October.  At the finals, Michael Morpurgo, renowned children’s author, presented us with this prestigious national gold award.  We are very proud to be the Pearson School of the Year 2018.

We pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive school and this is actively underpinned by our motto ‘Success for All’.  Academic rigour runs alongside a commitment to extra-curricular activities and we offer our students a wide range of opportunities to pursue their studies both inside and outside the classroom.  Our extensive range of extra-curricular activities, together with trips to Rome, Berlin, France, Borneo, the WWI trenches in Ypres, skiing in the USA, and our highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh programme, is second to none and ensures all students get the chance to extend their academic, social and cultural experiences outside of the classroom.  New staff are encouraged to participate in trips.

DT at JRCS

The Design & Technology Department is part of a faculty, which has in its own wing, with purpose-built facilities for teaching each of the specialisms offered. At Key stage three (Yr7-9), all students follow an in-depth curriculum and assessment plan focusing mainly on resistant materials. At Key stage 4 (Yr10-11), we currently offer GCSE Design & Technology (AQA), BTEC Engineering and BTEC Construction as options for those students wishing to continue with design technology.

We are looking to appoint an innovative technician with workshop experience (Industry or Academic) who can maintain fully functioning workshops, prepare resistant materials resources for the department and support GCSE KS4 specialisms lessons within the department.

The school’s most recent OFSTED report described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance and outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision; this judgement was reinforced at our last Section 8 inspection in November 2017.

The school prides itself on providing staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered.  Wednesday afternoons are devoted to CPD and the school has a very strong record of developing staff; nearly half of the Heads of Department and Heads of Year joined the school as NQTs, as did four members of the Senior Leadership Team.  Please visit the “join us as a member of staff” page of our award-winning website to learn more about what makes JRCS such a special place to work.

Please log onto our website www.jorichardson.org.uk for further details about the school, this post, a link to our recent Ofsted report and the application process itself. All applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply Now' link.  Please contact Margaret Stone on recruitment@jorichardson.org.uk if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.

JRCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 16th May 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Headteacher: Ges Smith

Head of School: Lisa Keane

Patron:  Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd

Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN

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