Teacher of Technology, Chester-le-Street

Closing date:

The Hermitage AcademyChester-le-Street

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Miss F Smith PRINCIPAL  

Telephone:  (0191) 3887161 

Website address: www.thehermitageacademy.net  

11-19 School  National Teaching School  


Required for September 2018   

Do you want to join an outstanding Academy that offers excellent professional development opportunities to staff at all stages of their career?  We are seeking an inspiring, dynamic and enthusiastic Teacher of Technology to contribute to the continued success and development of a strong and forward looking team. The successful candidate will not only fulfil normal teaching duties, but will also be eager to be involved with extra-curricular activities in order to enhance the opportunities available to all students and strengthen the reputation of the department and the Academy.  The candidate should be able to teach Technology at Key Stage 3 including Food, Textiles and Product Design and should be keen to take on the reforms in Technology which started in September 2017 whereby the department offers 4 key areas, GCSE Engineering and Design Technology and 2 Technical awards in Visual Communication and Materials Technology.  They should be able to engage a range of abilities.  The ability to teach a Key Stage 5 Technology is desirable.  The applicant should demonstrate strong practical/workshop skills and bring evidence of this to their interview.  Flexibility to teach an additional subject is also desirable.  

The post would suit either a newly qualified teacher who would be given a comprehensive induction programme and a full range of professional development opportunities or an experienced teacher looking to expand their professional horizon.   

The Academy enjoys a well-founded reputation for continuous improvement, high expectations, a strong sense of discipline and achievement for all learners.  The Academy became a Teaching School in March 2013 and we have embraced the opportunities it provides for all our staff.  

If you think you excel at supporting the learning relationships of students, we would be delighted to discuss this further.    

In a recent survey, our staff rated “opportunities for staff development” as outstanding. The Academy prides itself on an excellent programme of CPD, including middle leadership training, such as Leaders for the Future.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs E Cunnison at the Academy (Telephone:  0191 3887161) or email ecunnison@thehermitageacademy.net    

To apply for this role please click on the Click Apply button below.  

Closing Date:  Application forms should be returned to the school by the closing date, Tuesday 20th February 2018 (9.00 am)   

Interviews:       Tuesday 27th February 2018

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.   Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.  The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Disclosure form and satisfactory references.  

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2002 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the ‘Disqualification from Caring for Children’ declaration form (DCCR).  Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

This post is not open to job share.

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More about The Hermitage Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Waldridge Lane, Chester le Street, County Durham, DH2 3AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 388 7161
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