Director of Learning - Art, Design & Technology, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire (Kirklees)

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Whitcliffe Mount SchoolCleckheaton, West Yorkshire (Kirklees)

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale/UPS + TLR 1a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

To commence September 2018 we are seeking to recruit a creative Director of Learning – Art, Design & Technology with the skills, expertise and passion to enthuse our young people to achieve across KS3 and KS4.

Whitcliffe Mount School is a vibrant and successful 11-16 comprehensive school.  In September 2017 Ofsted visited and confirmed that Whitcliffe Mount continues to be a good school.  There were numerous positive comments.  To read the full letter look on our website   

The ideal candidate will:  

• develop a clear vision for Art, Design & Technology and lead a large team to bring the vision to life 

• have a specialism in Resistant Materials and/or Engineering 

• have a natural passion and enthusiasm for their subject 

• encourage, motivate and inspire young people 

• be able to work well collaboratively in terms of planning, preparation and assessment 

• be committed to our ethos that all students can achieve at Whitcliffe Mount 

Whitcliffe Mount can offer you:  

• a welcoming environment which promotes learning 

• students who show respect to each other and other adults in the school 

• a structured and personalised induction programme supported by a range of CPD opportunities 

• a great location which is easily accessible from J26 of the M62 

Further information can be downloaded from   

The closing date is Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 12.00 noon; completed applications should be returned by email to or by post to Mrs C Clough, Headteachers PA.  

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.  Whitcliffe Mount is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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More about Whitcliffe Mount School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Turnsteads Avenue, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 851152
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Whitcliffe Mount School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. At its most recent inspection there were 1,318 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. Historically known as a mill town, Cleckheaton has a curr...