Head of Design and Technology, Ilford, Redbridge

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Isaac Newton AcademyIlford, Redbridge

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive, with TLR available depending on experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Design and Technology

Isaac Newton Academy, Redbridge

Interim Principal: Jo Spencer

Head of Design and Technology

Required for September 2019

Brand-new all-through mixed 4-18 comprehensive in Redbridge.

Start date: September 2019     

Salary: Competitive, with TLR available depending on experience.

Location: Ilford, London

Nearest train station: Seven Kings

Deadline: 11am on Monday 25th February 2019

Ofsted: Outstanding in all areas (2018)

Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 0208 911 6666.

In September 2012 Isaac Newton Academy opened with its inaugural cohort of 180 year 7 students. The secondary school is growing, year on year, to become an 11-18 academy of 1250 students with specialist status in mathematics and music. In 2014 the primary phase opened, welcoming 90 reception-aged pupils. This too will expand each year until full in 2020.

In October 2018 the school was judged to be outstanding in all categories by OFSTED.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Head of Design Technology who is passionate about their subject.  You will have experience of teaching across the age range in DT specialisms (Graphics and Resistant Materials).  You will join a highly motivated team, committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling in our students, a passion for the subject.

The successful candidate will help to develop an exciting curriculum to engage students in the learning of Design Technology and will work with other members of the ADT faculty to raise attainment across all key stages.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be a passionate teacher of Design Technology and a committed team player
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • demonstrate evidence of raising attainment and developing excellence
  • be a committed team player
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses
  • have the resolve and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.


If you are seeking a challenging and highly rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend Isaac Newton Academy and members of the local community, then we are keen to hear from you.

Please complete your application by 11am on Monday 25th February 2019.

For more information kindly visit: http://isaacnewtonacademy.org/vacancies

Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

If you have any technical issues with the application form please select  ‘Contact Us - Technical query’ at the bottom of the recruitment page.

To request a candidate information pack or to discuss the roles please contact Florentina Smintinica, HR Administrator, on 020 8911 6656 or email f.smintinica@isaacnewtonacademy.org

More about Isaac Newton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1FY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 208 911 6666
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Isaac Newton Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective school for girls and boys aged 4-18. It is situated in Ilford, north-east London, and is part of Ark, an international charity that has 38 schools in Birmingham, Hastings, London and ...