Head of Design Technology
Permanent, full-time post from September 2018
As a successful, selective girls school we have a unique opportunity to offer to experienced candidates looking to make their mark in re-developing this key area of our curriculum. The school is committed to keeping this area of our curriculum delivery up to date and is in a position to devote both time, finances and support for a creative and dynamic leader of this curriculum area.
The post would suit an experienced teacher or subject leader with knowledge of a wide range of areas across the Design Technology syllabus, in particular Resistant Materials, Graphics, CAD, Electronics. Currently Design Technology is taught throughout KS3, and there are GCSE groups in Design Technology-(Textiles) as well as Food and Nutrition. The re-development of the KS3 curriculum to better prepare our students for a wider range of Design Technology GCSE foci is a key aim. There is also the long term potential to work in collaboration with neighbouring schools on a post-16 Design Technology offer. Alongside the leadership of the Design Technology department there will be a requirement to contribute a small amount of teaching to the Art department.
Given the nature of this re-development opportunity the school is committed to working alongside the successful candidate to invest in the future resourcing of this area. The school has excellent professional learning opportunities and leadership programmes and we are committed to investing in our staff.
Thus, it will be an exciting time to join and lead this department as we shape our curriculum for the future and further develop pathways which will allow our students to build on these key skills in the world of work.
Please download the job description and person specification from our websites. Visits are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the Head’s PA.
Applications can be made by sending a completed application form, covering letter including the names and addresses of two referees, to the Headmistress, Mrs A Whittall.
Closing date: 27th April 2018, at 12 noon.
Interviews: Week commencing 30th April 2018
King Edward VI Handsworth School For Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS Check. Love of learning, Pride in diversity, Excellence for all.