Head of Design Technology, Birmingham

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King Edward VI High School for GirlsBirmingham

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Design Technology

We are looking to appoint a well qualified, enthusiastic, part-time (0.35) Head of Design Technology for this academically selective school from 1 September 2020.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Design Technology and ICT.  They will also play a key role in the design of our new Design Technology suite, which is due for completion during 2020-21.

Design Technology is taught as part of our Digital Learning and Technology course, which encourages girls to be expressive and imaginative, to solve problems and to develop their creative abilities.  Current options in Digital Learning and Technology include Food Technology, Electronics, Textiles, Film Making, Computing and ICT.

Each year, several girls are awarded Arkwright Scholarships and a team of Sixth Form students participate in the Engineering Education Scheme.  

The successful candidate will have specific responsibility for overseeing the development of Electronics, Engineering and DT.

We have a Head of Digital Learning who oversees this aspect of the curriculum and a member of staff with responsibility for Food Technology in the School.

There is a well-equipped Food Technology room, an ICT room with 26 computers and various laptops and chrome books for more flexible use. It is envisaged that there will be a state of the art IT room in the new DT Block. 

This is an exciting time to be joining the School as the person appointed will have the chance to play a pivotal role in the development of a state of the art Design Technology Suite.

How to apply:

If you wish to be considered for this post, please complete an application form (available for download at: www.kehs.org.uk/useful-information/vacancies giving full details of your qualifications  and experience and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and send it, together with a letter to the Principal outlining the reasons for your application (maximum 2 sides of A4 please). 

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20th January. Early applications are most welcome. Depending on the number of applications received, we reserve the right to bring the deadline forward.

Email applications can be sent to recruitment@kes.bham.sch.uk  

Interviews will take place provisionally week commencing 27th January 2020. 

As part of the interview process, we would like you to teach a class; further details will be sent to shortlisted candidates. 

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact Susan Pallister (Vice Principal) on sp@kehsmail.co.uk 



More about King Edward VI High School for Girls
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 472 1834
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King Edward VI High School for Girls is one of the country’s leading girls’ independent day schools, with a reputation for academic success and wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities.  Rated ‘excellent’ by ISI in 201...