We are seeking to appoint a Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology to lead this popular subject. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong leadership, strong communication skills, be supportive and professionally challenging with colleagues, and show passion for inspiring students and improving outcomes. You will be expected to take the lead role in the planning and delivery of this subject across the whole school.
The Design & Technology department consists of one Curriculum Leader, one other full time teacher and a technician. We are seeking a committed subject specialist with a proven track record of good outcomes at GCSE, who is able to provide strong leadership and support to colleagues in order to improve attainment. The ideal candidate will be able to quality assure the curriculum at both KS3 and KS4, ensuring it is fit for purpose, inspiring, academically challenging, so that it continues to attract large numbers as an option whilst ensuring progress is maximised across all ability groups.
We have two spacious workshops based in the bottom of the South Wing of the school. Both rooms are equipped with ICT facilities such as a projector, computers, printers and Wi-Fi. The department has access to the school iPads and laptops if required. There is a real focus on getting the most out of technology in the department, and to facilitate the use of CAD/CAM we house a 3D printer, a laser cutter and a CAMMI. Teaching and learning resources are shared with staff & pupils using Google Drive.
This is an ideal career opportunity for an individual who has proven school experience, including those in the early stages of their career, who relishes the challenge of leadership and is able to evidence the impact they make on the lives of young people. In return you will receive high quality CPD and support from your colleagues, and employer paid access to the UK’s leading provider of health care insurance.
Parklands High School is a popular and high-achieving school where levels of achievement have increased markedly over the past three years. This is an opportunity to work in a friendly, supportive, well-resourced forward looking school.
** Please note that Parklands High School reserves the right to hold interviews and close the vacancy earlier than the stated date if a suitable applicant is found.