Teacher of Design Technology, Solihull

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CTC Kingshurst AcademySolihull
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS-UPS
Contract term: Permanent

Due to subject popularity an exciting opportunity to join a well-equipped faculty, as part of the academy’s specialism, has arisen.   We require a Design and Technology teacher with engineering experience to teach across all key stages. This will include delivering BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 in mechanical engineering, and the new GCSE DT OICR specification, with varying specialism delivery at KS3. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic candidates who are passionate about teaching Design and Technology in a forward thinking department. Within the faculty we are committed to motivating stretching and challenging all students, supporting them to achieve their potential. As part of a supportive team, you will deliver a rich curriculum, using data and interventions to help secure the enthusiasm and success of our students. The team is firmly committed to reflective and innovative practice in line with the college’s intentions.    Courses within Design and Technology and Engineering are popular at the Academy with significant growth in student numbers in recent years. Achievement rates are high on all programmes, in particular our post 16 students, achieving sort after apprenticeships with companies such as Rolls Royce, Siemens and Severn Trent.  At KS4 students can opt to study Product Design, Hospitality and Catering, or BTEC Engineering as part of their curriculum at GCSE. Achievement rates these areas are well above national average, boasting some of the best results in the academy  including 83% pass rate in Product design 71.4%  3LP in Hospitality, 100% in construction, and 82% Pass with 61% 4 Levels Progress in BTEC Engineering and with all students achieving equal to or above their target levels within these subjects.   Following the completion of the Academy’s building and refurbishment programme in the summer of 2010, the Design and Technology department was completely refurbished with additional areas upgraded in Summer 2014. The facilities of the Design and Technology faculty are extensive and well equipped. Our dedicated workshops include a purpose built food room which was fully refurbished in 2014 with interactive TV stations. Two Resistant Material rooms with a wood/ plastics bias including a wood lathe. One engineering workshop with heat treatment facilities computerised milling machines, two large milling machines and three metal lathes. 2 graphics/ computer rooms which were completely refurbished in summer 2014 used for CAD and designing, using solid works, fusion and 2D design. A dedicated electronics room truncating and circuit etching bath, with access specialised jewellery equipment. A specialised CAD CAM room with laser cutters, vinyl cutting facilities, 3D scanner and printer, and also welding bays/ metal folders/ large scale guillotine. All rooms have interactive whiteboards and projectors, with additional whiteboards for further display space.



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