Teacher of Design Technology, Whickham School

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeWhickham School
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,467-£38,250
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities. 

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Design Technology teacher or NQT who has the ability to teach BTEC Engineering and GCSE Product Design at KS4. You should be passionate about the teaching and learning of the subject, and have the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards across all levels and abilities. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join our over-subscribed 11 – 18 school with a vibrant, forward thinking philosophy and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We can offer an exciting opportunity to make a real impact. 

In return, we can offer:

  • A  school that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active role in our journey to become outstanding
  • Professional development programmes, with a commitment to support your career ambitions
  • An academy which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm
  • State-of-the-art, technology rooms in August 2019 following our significant building programme 

At Whickham School we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with around 1600 students including approximately 300 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with 58% of grades being A* or A grade in the 2017 exams. Technology is a high performing subject, which is continuing to improve year on year. Last year 75% of students achieved Distinction or Distinction* in BTEC Engineering (Edexcel), and 90% of students achieved an A*-C grade in GCSE Product Design (AQA). Excitingly we are due to move into brand new, state-of-the-art, technology rooms in August 2019.

Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our 6th form and performance in academic and vocational qualifications in KS5 is a real strength.

If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Nicola Graham, HR & Administration Manager on (0191 4960026 ext 205) to arrange this.



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Address: Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, NE16 5AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4960026