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Job details
Employer Bluecoat Aspley Academy
Location Nottingham
Salary MPS/UPS + TLR 2a (£4,697)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 18th April 2017 - earlier start date required if possible

Bluecoat Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to model and lead the development of teaching and learning in the Design Technology department at Bluecoat Academy’s Wollaton Park Campus.   

The multi academy Trust is growing and this appointment comes at a key time when Bluecoat is fulfilling its ambitions to support a growing number of young people’s learning. This growth, together with the opportunity to join an organisation with a large, supportive and talented Senior Leadership Team, will provide an excellent development opportunity for the post holder.  

As Head of Design Technology, you will be highly motivated and able to provide strategic leadership to a team of staff. You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who has the ability to coach and develop leadership potential within our staff and students, and will play a significant role in quality assurance and leading innovation, change and the development of improvement strategies. Furthermore, you will have Food Technology teaching experience.   

Bluecoat Academy is at the lead of Bluecoat Academies Trust – a recently-established growing family of academies built on the success of our 300-year history.  We are ambitious about achieving an outstanding future and are looking for an outstanding Teacher of Design Technology with proven leadership skills to join us at this exciting time.    

The academy is highly successful and oversubscribed, with a clear commitment to raising achievement and curriculum innovation. We have received praise from OFSTED, enjoy very good examination results and obtain positive value added. We are ambitious to become a world-class provider of outstanding education and endeavor to be a distinctive and inclusive educational community with a strong Christian framework.    

Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is a growing school which has benefitted from a very real and positive impact as a result of joining the Trust in April 2014. The creation of our new Church of England primary school, which opened in January 2015, is the most recent stage of the Trust’s growth and presents exciting opportunities for cross phase learning and integral links between primary and secondary provision.  

We can offer: 

  • Proven history of very successful public examination results 
  • Teaching and learning at the heart of the Trust with considerable time and energy devoted to supporting our staff in becoming outstanding teachers 
  • A Sixth Form which is expanding with results improving annually
  • An environment of proven success led by a talented and supportive Senior Leadership Team; enabling both you and colleagues to grow and develop within our professional and supportive framework, including our School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) 
  • Employee discounts and well-being scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Bus pass scheme  

For a full academy overview, including details of how you can visit the Trust and department on an informal basis, job description and application form, please visit the vacancies section of our website at   

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 7th December 2016 

Interview date: w/c Monday 12th December 2016  

Bluecoat Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any appointment will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check, Barred List Check and satisfactory references.  

Aspley Lane, Nottingham NG8 5GY T: 0115 929 7445  E:

About the employer

Bluecoat Academies Trust is a forward looking, vibrant working environment. The multi academy Trust is growing and we are at a key time in fulfilling our ambitions to support a growing number of young people’s learning. This growth together with the ...

Information about Bluecoat Aspley Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
Denomination Church of England
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Locations and contacts

Aspley Lane
United Kingdom
+44 115 9426257