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Curriculum Leader of Design and Technology

Hurstmere SchoolBexley

The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated teacher to lead a successful and thriving Design and Technology Department from April 2022 (or sooner).   The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of GCSE and KS3 in Product Design and working knowledge of GCSE and KS3 in other areas within Design and Technology.  They will also have a strong commitment to high standards of classroom practice and the ability to contribute towards raising student achievement. 

Our school motto ‘Believe and Achieve’ represents our unwavering commitment towards our pupils and staff becoming the very best versions of themselves, achieving their full potential. As a school, we set our standards high and do not compromise.

The opportunities for personal and professional development at Hurstmere is key to our success. An active commitment to staff development through a strong, consistent focus and dialogue around teaching and learning and supporting pupils makes this an ideal position for candidates committed to being the best practitioner they can be.

Hurstmere School is a popular, non-selective secondary academy for boys aged 11 – 16, serving the local community of Sidcup. It is a special place, with a strong sense of community and a determination to succeed in all that we do. The school is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a “culture of vigilance” to safeguard and protect all in its care. There are policies and procedures in place, including safer recruitment procedures. All staff and volunteers are expected to uphold this safeguarding commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and other employment checks.

Hurstmere offers a supportive and inclusive environment that celebrates and welcomes diversity. We expect everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and of each other. Our pupils are expected to be ready to learn, to work hard and to celebrate their own and each other's achievements. We have staff who are devoted to providing the best education and pastoral care possible, and pupils of whom we are extremely proud; this mix creates a school that is a pleasure to work and learn in.

We are committed to a strong home-school partnership and believe the whole community can contribute to the progress of our pupils as they journey through Hurstmere School, to sixth form, apprenticeships, university, the workplace and beyond.

To apply please complete the application form via the link below. In addition to uploading the application to the TES website you can, should you wish, email to or post to the school. 

For further information please contact the Principal’s PA, Mrs C Murphy on or 020 8300 5665. 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 10th December 2021 at 12.00 noon 

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