Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology, The Ferrers School

Closing date:

The Ferrers SchoolThe Ferrers School

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018 or September 2018 for the ideal candidate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS & UPS + TLR1b (£9,475)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an outstanding teacher of Design and Technology with the passion and motivation to inspire young people? Do you have the ability to deliver high quality learning experiences? 

The Ferrers School is a popular, oversubscribed school and we are looking for a passionate, energetic leader and teacher who can work with us as we strive to rapidly improve the rates of progress for our learners and secure excellence in all that we do.

We are looking for a talented and innovative leader to lead a dedicated team of teachers in specialist accommodation, incorporating the subjects of Food Technology, Graphics, Product Design and Textiles. An ability to teach across all of the disciplines within the Design and Technology curriculum is desirable. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the leadership, organisation, development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the Curriculum area’s work. We are looking for a great teacher and leader who will be able to make a real contribution to our school. You will be expected to teach the full age and ability range, up to and including A level.  We are striving for the very best for our students and we are focussed on and passionate about learning.  

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their professional development and 

this is reflected in the fact that we are an enthusiastic team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice. 

We can offer:

· a strong team environment that takes staff well-being seriously

· a dedicated Senior Leadership Team who want to see their staff progress and flourish in their career

· very supportive parents and a high standing in the community

· close and successful working relationships with our partner schools in our shared sixth form

The successful candidate will be a highly committed team player, with a passion for Design and Technology and an understanding of the strategies required to motivate and inspire students. We are looking for someone who understands the value of high quality assessment and uses this to drive planning and progress.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the ability range at KS3 and KS4.  Some KS5 teaching may be available. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to applying and arrange a visit to find    out more about our school. Please contact Alison Davies to make an appointment on 01933 313411 or

Details of the post and an application form can be found on our website:

Closing date:         9.00am, Monday 19th March 2018            

Interview date:       Friday 23rd March 2018            

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks. 

Job location

More about The Ferrers School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 313411
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The Ferrers School is a mainstream secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, and there are just over 1,000 pupils on its roll.

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their profe...