Design and Technology Teacher and Subject Lead, Hackney

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Leaways School LondonHackney

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London MPS – UPS 1 (Negotiable for exceptional candidate with relevant SEN experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Design and Technology Teacher and Subject Lead

Location - Clapton

Hours - Standard teaching hours

Salary - Inner London MPS – UPS 1  (Negotiable for exceptional candidate with relevant SEN experience)

Deadline for application – Friday 17TH January 


We are currently looking to recruit a Design and Technology Teacher and Subject Lead to join our team, upholding the schools values and adhering strictly to the safe guarding policies and procedures.

Leaways School provides a safe learning environment for pupils struggling with social, emotional and mental health problems (SEMH), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), opposition defiance disorder, conduct disorder or foetal alcohol syndrome. We also have a separate specialist area to support young people on the autistic spectrum (ASC) and a new Primary unit.

Main Roles and Responsibilities (Including but not limited to):

• To develop implement the Design and technology curriculum overseeing any teacher of individual who is allocated to the subject area. 

• Effectively resource the subject area in line with the allocated budget. Ensure that the classrooms/workshops are fit for purpose and health and safety compliant

• Organise and facilitate ‘out of the classroom  learning to expand the curriculum offer in the subject area and enhance the experience of learning for the students 

• Report on student progress and use the schools assessment process to ensure that all students are able to progress at the expected flight path. Identify, inform and intervene where students are not able to progress in the subject area

• Implement suitable and relevant accreditation where possible including GCSE and Btec qualifications 

• Take part in vocational and community projects that offer students real life experiences outside of the classroom

• Tutor a small group of students as allocated by the SLT 

• Work alongside the literacy and numeracy programmes to embed core learning in the school

• Be aware and proactive in regards  to new initiatives and curriculum changes across the school 

• Be fully aware of the role of the DSL within the school and implementing the school safeguarding policy at all times 

Key competencies:

• organisational and planning skills

• collaboration and team work

• judgment and decision-making

• creative thinking

• problem-solving

• conflict management and resolution

• appreciation of diversity

• adaptability

Person specification (Including but not limited to):

• Qualified Teacher Status

• Degree

• SEN experience (desirable)

• A knowledge of strategies that enable the teacher to teach mixed ability pupils within the same class and provide work which is differentiated to cater for the entire ability range.

• The ability to communicate effectively in a verbal and written form to a range of audiences.

• A willingness to work throughout the School.

• To have the ability to develop and maintain good professional relationships and contribute positively to curriculum development.

• To be committed to raising the levels of achievement of children of all abilities

• Passionate about Learning and Teaching

• Displays warmth, care and sensitivity in dealing with children

• Open minded, self-evaluative and adaptable to changing circumstances and new ideas

• Able to enthuse and reflect upon experience

Kedleston Group Ltd is an independent provider of SEMH day and residential schools as well as children’s homes across England. We look for people who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people we support. We offer staff a comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training to ensure everyone is provided with the best possible start to their employment. Kedleston welcome and nurture staff through the organisation's training provision and seek staff and leaders who are motivated and focused in their delivery of the best education and care support. We have vacancies across England for management, teaching, care, support, administration and ancillary roles within this rapidly developing organisation.

Kedleston Group Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 17 years
Address: Theydon Road, Clapton, London, E5 9NZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8815 4030