Head of Design and Technology, Bristol

Closing date:

Merchants' Academy- SecondaryBristol

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£22,917 - £38,633) + Allowance of £4,500 + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Full time Permanent

MPS/UPS + Allowance of £4,500 + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package 

Merchants’ Academy is a 3-18 Academy sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. This is an exciting time to join us as the Academy grows and standards continue to rise. The Academy is very well resourced, where staff and their development is a priority.

Applications are invited from high quality teachers to join the enthusiastic and dedicated Design and Technology Department at Merchants’ Academy as Raising Standards Leader. 

We are seeking an inspirational teacher committed to raising the attainment and aspirations of our students. In return you will join a first class staff team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career. 

Candidates for this post should be:

· inspiring and able to motivate and challenge students to make rapid progress.

· able to establish strong relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills.

· bold, optimistic and tenacious in setting and achieving high standards.

In addition, candidates should have the following leadership qualities:

· Strong leadership skills through which you are able to inspire and develop a team.

· Recent and relevant knowledge of different curriculum developments within your subject. 

· An understanding of national developments within education.

· Ability to support other staff through both general CPD and teaching pedagogy.

· Drive and enthusiasm through which you can support the senior leadership team in developing Design and Technology.

In return we can offer you:

· A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed.

· Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support.

· A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best.

· To join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Higher Degree Support Funding, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others. 

Closing date: 6th April 2018, interviews to be held on 18th April 2018

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.



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More about Merchants' Academy- Secondary
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Secondary Campus, Gatehouse Avenue, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 9AJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 3015000