KS4/5 Subject Development Leader in Design Technology, Essex

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Harwich and Dovercourt High SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Upper/ Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Harwich & Dovercourt High School

KS4/5 Subject Development Leader in Design Technology, with responsibility for KS5 across the Art & Innovation Faculty

Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale £24,373 - £40,490 Point M1 – UPR 3 with TLR2a (£6,829)

Start Date: April 2020 or September 2020


The Role

We are seeking an outstanding individual to raise standards of student attainment and achievement in KS4/5 within the whole curriculum area and monitor and support student progress.

This is a new post. Design Technology is part of a recently formed Art & Innovation Faculty, which offers the following:

- Vibrant and modern department with supportive colleagues

- Diverse curriculum offered across a range of subjects

- Technology is a popular subject with many students choosing a KS4 subject or sometimes two subjects to study

- Now developing KS5 provision with partnerships being formed with local engineering firms

- Knowledge and skilled teaching and support staff

- A dedicated Technology block with dedicated technology facilities

- The block features a wide range of high quality machinery and equipment ranging from metal lathes and a milling machine to a laser cutter and 3D printers

- Excellent IT resources with two dedicated computer rooms and a dedicated suite of chrome books for students to use in their studies

- Excellent space for material and resource preparation

- Supportive technicians

- Supportive management team with other TLR holders

- Support from within The Sigma Trust


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

• Plan, develop and evaluate KS4 Technology improvement plan in line with whole school priorities and SIP

• Ensure courses are appropriate and effectively planned and delivered at KS5

• To ensure all the KS5 courses have appropriate students and that guidance is in place for Year 11 to achieve this.

 (The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Harwich & Dovercourt High School? 

We can offer you:

• A Competitive Salary

• Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish 

• Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

• Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, and Cycle To Work Scheme

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk . Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

Closing date:  Midnight, Tuesday 28th January 2020

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 29th January 2020

Interviewing will take place w/c 3rd February 2020


The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. 





More about Harwich and Dovercourt High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hall Lane, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3TG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1255 245 460
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