Head of Design Technology & Art, Northamptonshire

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Wollaston SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Wollaston School is a large, rural community school located in a village setting about 15 minutes drive from Northampton. The student intake draws on nearby villages and the towns of Earls Bar-ton, Wellingborough, and Irchester. We have over 1400 students on roll with approximately 240 students in the Sixth Form. The school is over-subscribed. Wollaston School was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2017.


MPS / UPS - (TLR 1B: currently £9,663)

Required for September 2019

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational leader to head up a team of highly committed staff. Applications are welcomed from candidates with any subject specialism.

  • The successful candidate will:
  • be an exceptional classroom practitioner with a proven track record of achieving excellent outcomes
  • be highly motivated and ambitious
  • have the ability to inspire and develop others

This is an exciting opportunity for any individual who wishes to develop their career in a welcoming, ambitious and supportive school with a dedicated team of teachers and a fantastic cohort of students.

Our Design Technology & Art faculty are a well-established team, each of whom brings a wealth of experience and skills across a wide range of subject disciplines. At Key Stage 3, Design & Technology is delivered on a carousel system throughout the year, across three material areas: Product Design, Textiles and Food. Our students also develop a good understanding of CAD/CAM processes within the curriculum area. Art is taught as a discrete subject at KS3 and both Art & Photography are popular subjects at both GCSE and A-Level. Design & Technology is an optional subject at KS4 and students can choose 1 or more options from the different DT material areas. The faculty are housed in a dedicated block with three art rooms, four resistant materials work-shops, a textiles workshop & two food technology rooms; together with a dedicated prep room, IT suite & a shared staff base.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package including support of the Teacher Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Discounted Onsite Gym Membership, Onsite Parking & Childcare Vouchers.

Wollaston School is a fantastic place to work and study. Informal visits are welcomed if you would like to see us in action and to learn more about us prior to your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9.00am Monday 20th May 2019

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 20th May 2019

Please contact Mrs Louisa Nixon for an application form, further details about this role or to arrange a visit on: l.nixon@wollaston-school.net. Alternatively you can download details directly from the school website at: www.wollastonschool.com

Wollaston School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we ex-pect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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More about Wollaston School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Irchester Road, Wollaston, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7PH, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1933 663501
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