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Head of Design Technology

Hazelwick SchoolWest Sussex


TLR 2c (currently £7,017 per annum)

Salary:  £26,948 - £42,780 (MPR/UPR including Fringe Area Allowance from £1,077 per annum)

Join Hazelwick – a popular, highly-successful and happy community where our students enjoy learning and teachers enjoy teaching

Our shared vision is “for each and every student to achieve their maximum potential.”

Hazelwick is a high achieving and oversubscribed 11-18 mixed secondary school with 1500 students in Years 7 – 11 and 330 students in the 6th form.

As one of the highest performing schools in West Sussex, with a Progress 8 score of +0.47 (2019), we have an unwavering focus on enabling our students to achieve their maximum potential.

According to our recent Ofsted report, Hazelwick is a school:

•which is a warm and welcoming place to be with a clear sense of teamwork and community spirit and with excellent working relationships between staff and students

•where leaders and staff are passionate about wanting the best for every student

•which has strong staff morale and a strong sense of pride, which is shared by students and parents

•which has a clear programme of teacher coaching and professional development in place

•where students make consistently good progress across the wide range of academic subjects well above the national average at Key Stage 4

•where behaviour is very good; students are polite, friendly and conduct themselves well; they value their learning and play a full part in lessons

•a school where teachers are proud to work

•a school with excellent developmental and CPD opportunities for staff

Design Technology at Hazelwick:

•is taught by a superb team of highly skilled, supportive and dedicated staff

•is a popular KS4 subject with 5 groups in Year 11 in Design Technology and Engineering

•has an extremely supportive and collaborative staff team

For Easter or September 2021, we are looking for:

•an experienced and exceptional mentor, with the vision and drive to lead our talented and enthusiastic department

•an outstanding and innovative teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning and is committed to excellence and high student achievement

•a skilled practitioner with the ability to teach across all key stages, enabling students of all abilities to reach their maximum potential

•a teacher with a passion for working with young people and a perseverance to make a difference to them and their future

•a teacher with a focus on their own professional development and a drive to work with us to become the best teacher they can be

•Hazelwick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and communicates a clear framework to employees.  Safeguarding is a key aspect of every role and all staff must have read and be fully aware of the Child Protection Policy.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

As we are currently unable to offer tours of the school, we are happy to arrange an informal discussion by phone about the post with Simon Tasker, Assistant Headteacher.  If you would like to arrange a telephone call, please email

Please return your completed application form by 9am on Wednesday 20th January 2021.

You are encouraged to submit your application form, by email, as soon as possible, as there may be occasions where we will close a vacancy and interview once sufficient applications have been received.

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