Director of Technology, Birmingham

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Great Barr AcademyBirmingham

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a (£9,661 – pay award pending)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Department:

Our Design & Technology Department is based in a suite of well-resourced specialist teaching rooms which include 3 modern Food Technology rooms, an Engineering Room, 4 workshops and 2 Textiles rooms.

KS3 students currently study Resistant Materials, Textiles Technology and Food Technology on a rotation.  Each of these subjects is optional at KS4 as a GCSE course. Design and Technology with a specialist route in different materials will be offered instead of Resistant Materials in September 2020.   

Each subject area is led by a TLR 2 Lead Teacher who reports to the Director of Technology.  There are two DT technicians, one working in Food and Textiles, the other in RM.

The Role:

You will manage the day to day smooth running of the department, ensure appropriate schemes of work are in place which meet the needs of our pupils, that data is analysed and used to drive prompt and effective intervention where necessary, and that the team is clearly directed, supported and developed.  You will draw all aspects of Design and Technology together to forge a strong team which consistently delivers lessons our children enjoy and look forward to.

The Candidate:

You will be a specialist in one of the subjects we deliver or are planning to deliver. You will have considerable experience of leading a curriculum area, managing a small team and promoting rapid progress for all students and you will be able to demonstrate this through student progress data.  You will have drive and initiative and will be a role model for your team in terms of teaching consistently good and outstanding lessons.  You will have the skills to develop a strong team ethos and collaborative working.  You will be a manager who leads by example and is not afraid to challenge under-performance.

How to Apply:

For informal discussions, please contact Steven Forster, HR Manager, on 0121 366 7825 or email at  

Application forms & further details available to download below or from our website at

Please do not submit applications through the TES portal; please use the address below.

To apply for this job, please download and either save or print the application form.  You should read the Guidance Notes before completing your application.  Once you have completed your application, there are three ways you can send it to us: 

1. Email your application form and covering letter to 

2. Hand your application form and covering letter into Reception. 

3. Post your application form and covering letter to Mrs I Abrahams, Headteacher, at the address below.

Great Barr Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. 

More about Great Barr Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Aldridge Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 366 6611
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