Head of Design Technology, Gateshead

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Cardinal Hume Catholic SchoolGateshead

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,373 - £40,490(MPS/UPS + TLR 2A £6,829)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Our values are summed up in our school motto: ‘Fide, Labore, Caritate’, and all members of our school community live out these values – faith, hard work and kindness – every day, making Cardinal Hume a very special community to work in for our staff, and to be educated in for our students.    

11-18 Multi-Academy Trust

Graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas (Ofsted 2014, Diocese 2019)

77% 9-4 in Maths and English (2019)

53% 9-5 in Maths and English (2019)

40% English Baccalaureate (2019)

Progress 8: +0.3

76% A*-C GCE A Level (2019)

Cardinal Hume Catholic School was graded ‘Outstanding’ in 2008 and 2014. We spearhead the Trinity North East Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching Alliance. Thus, there are a number exciting opportunities for CPD and collaborative work across a number of schools. Furthermore, a comprehensive and bespoke support and induction programme is provided for all newly appointed and newly qualified teachers.

We wish to appoint a dynamic, well qualified, and highly effective teacher to the position of Head of Design Technology. The department currently offers the following KS4 and 5 qualifications and the successful applicant will be responsible for the leadership of these areas, along with KS3 Design Technology provision:  

• GCSE Design Technology

• Level 2 Cambridge National Engineering

• A Level Product Design 

In Years 7 and 8, Design Technology is taught in a carousel with Food Technology and Computing. 

In Year 9, Design Technology is taught in a carousel with Food Technology. 

The department is closely linked with Food Technology and Health Department, but these subjects are led separately. The offer at KS4 and KS5 in these areas is outlined below: 

• GCSE Food and Nutrition 

• Level 2 Health and Social Care

• Level 3 Health and Social Care 

This is an exciting time to join and lead the Design Technology team – we are looking for someone with the knowledge, skills and drive to shape the future direction of the curriculum in this area. 

While not essential, the ability to teach some Computing would be beneficial. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop within an established and supportive team of colleagues, and will have the benefit of working in our modern and well-resourced suite of dedicated classrooms, workshops and work areas. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding. Applications from non-Catholics are welcome. 

For further details and an application pack, please go to www.cardinalhume.com/vacancies. Alternatively, please contact Mrs Bev Davies on 0191 487 7638. Candidates should complete the Trinity MAT application form and submit a supporting letter to Mr. Robson, Acting Head Teacher, of no more than two sides of A4. Candidates are, therefore, not required to complete the Supporting Statement section of the application form.

Salary grade: MPS/UPS + TLR 2A Full-Time Permanent 

A higher TLR allowance may be available for an applicant with the knowledge, skills and experience to line manage/oversee Food & Nutrition 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 9am

Start date: September 2020  



More about Cardinal Hume Catholic School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Old Durham Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6RZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 487 7638
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