Head of Design & Technology, Devon

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Axe Valley AcademyDevon
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Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS1 – UPS3 plus TLR2c
Contract term: Permanent

A recruitment and retention allowance may also be available for the right candidate.

We are looking for a brilliant and dynamic Design & Technology practitioner who is passionate about their subject and able to lead by example and inspire others.

Uffculme Academy Trust is delighted to be in a position to offer this important middle leadership post to the right candidate at our East Devon Academy: Axe Valley at this exciting period of its development. Uffculme Academy Trust currently includes Uffculme School, one of the most successful schools in the country and Uffculme Primary School as well as a teaching school (WCTSA) and from September, we will be in the enviable position of working in a highly successful family of schools providing education from 4-19 with exceptional opportunities for career progression.

Axe Valley currently has approximately 600 students in Years 7–11.  The Academy is located in the East Devon area of the country, in the beautiful market town of Axminster, which is set on the River Axe.  Axminster is just a few miles inland from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site but has excellent rail links to London and Exeter.

We are looking for an excellent teacher with the potential to be an exceptional leader.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to develop their own DT department in an exciting and innovative way to best meet the needs of our students.  We have no pre-conceived idea about how DT will look at Axe Valley in the future but we are totally committed to the subject as we feel it needs to play an integral part in our curriculum offer. There are fantastic opportunities for career progression as a middle leader, potentially an SLE designated through our teaching school and as an aspiring senior leader.

If you feel you have the skills and determination to make a difference and to help and transform the lives of young people we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the Academy are welcomed.  Please contact Mrs Ford, Headteacher’s PA on 01297 32146 if you wish to arrange a visit or discuss the position further.

Further information regarding the post and application forms can be found via the Academy website www.axevalley.devon.sch.uk/vacancies.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19th May with shortlisting on Monday 20th May.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 22nd May.



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