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DT Teacher (0.6fte)

Wilmington Grammar School for GirlsKent

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding DT teacher. Our Technology Department thrives on the notions of inclusion, creativity and enthusiasm for the subject. Our newly re-written KS3 curriculum is designed to build skills over time towards GCSE. We have specialist teachers delivering a wide range of technology skills and uptake at GCSE is good for both Food and Nutrition and Designing the Built Environment. We also have a very successful Level 3 programme in Pre Construction Practice which is taught across WG6.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the Technology curriculum and how this can be taught in an inspiring way to maximise exam success, spark students’ passion for the subject, and to help students to lead successful future lives. They should also be able to evidence a proven track record of high impact in teaching, learning and curriculum excellence, to support strong outcomes and learning experiences. The ability to extend students’ engagement beyond the school day, through extra-curricular would be an advantage. 

The Technology Department comprises of 4 specialist teachers and 2 technicians.  The Head of Department has overall responsibility for the teaching of all curriculum areas within Technology which includes Food and Nutrition, Designing the Built Environment and Professional Construction Practice.  The Department has specialist classrooms including a kitchen, workshop and design suite. The person appointed will be joining an experienced and supportive team.

At Key Stage 3 students are taught in groups of 20 exploring one large curriculum area across the entire year with a different focus depending on the project being undertaken. Year 7 focus on skills and safety through workshop challenges, basic recipes and architectural tasks. Year 8 study sustainability and the environment within town planning, food provenance and career focus modules. Year 9 undertake an applied science focus throughout the year with both food science investigations and researching construction technology as well as learning how to use industry software REVIT to design a building. 

Technology is an optional subject at GCSE – there is good uptake and it enjoys considerable success for both food preparation and nutrition GCSE and the Designing the Built Environment course. At A Level we work with our colleagues across WG6 to offer the Level 3 Professional Construction Practice course.

The department attained strong results last summer, in both DBE and Food and Nutrition and is on track to surpass them with the current groups. 

Our ideal candidate will display:

• A passion for teaching Technology with evidence of enabling students to surpass expectations.

• Experience in teaching classroom Technology at Key Stages 3-5 with a good curriculum knowledge and understanding of GCSE and A level

• Experience of using data to push students to (and beyond) their targets

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is an Outstanding school with a strong track record of achievement.  We are part of the Endeavour MAT family of schools, and we pride ourselves on setting consistently high expectations, securing outstanding outcomes and delivering exceptional standards of teaching and learning for all.  

As well as offering you a competitive salary and access to a generous pension scheme, there are also many additional benefits of working within one of our Trust schools, some of which are summarised below:

• A supportive and collegiate staffing team 

• A strategic programme of personalised CPD is offered, to help you plan your future career 

• As a Trust with both selective and non-selective schools, staff secondment opportunities are available

• Access to a range of career enhancing qualifications including National Professional Qualifications (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL), as well as industry specific qualifications e.g. AAT; BIFM and Masters degrees

• Staff social events

• Staff enrichment opportunities e.g. Art classes, Book Club and Sporting activities

• Opportunities to participate in a varied programme of school trips, including visits to Thailand, Spain, Winter Sports in the USA etc.

• A policy of promoting from within (where possible).

• Access to coaching and mentoring and an assortment of intra school and Trust to Trust collaborative opportunities via our Teaching School Alliance NWKTSA

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