Lead for Design and Technology, Peterlee

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Easington AcademyPeterlee
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Start date: September 2018 or earlier if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR (£22,917 - £38,633) plus TLR 2b (£4,441)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for a talented and innovative leader to lead a dedicated team of teachers in specialist accommodation, specialising in Resistant Materials and Product Design.  The post is appropriate for a suitably qualified classroom practitioner who is committed to academic excellence and high classroom standards with a record of significant impact in raising achievement.    

The successful candidate will have the vision to deliver high standards of teaching and learning and will lead the curriculum development, planning, teaching and assessment to secure excellent outcomes.  

Easington Academy is now one of the top highest performing schools in County Durham.   

• A varied and challenging curriculum tailored to the individual needs of students 

• Sporting success at County and regional level 

• The school offers a supportive and caring environment for its students: full time counsellor and school nurse, and a team of Home/School Liaison Officers 

• The Headteacher became a National Leader of Education and the Academy was designated as a National Support School   

In recent parental surveys, 99% of our parents said that they would recommend our school.  

Easington Academy is part of the North East Learning Trust - a family of schools that spans the North East. By joining the Trust we are now well positioned to help to take it from strength to strength offering our experience and expertise to other schools, whilst having wider access to shared resources and ideas ourselves. The Trust vision is that every child experiences excellence every day, and membership enables us all to share our skills to ensure that this vision is a reality for all schools in the Trust. Teachers joining Easington Academy join us as proud members of a Trust that is seeing rapid results across the region and one that places huge importance on staff development with opportunities at all levels to progress and reach your full potential.  

The successful candidate will join a team of committed and highly professional teachers in a supportive school which has an extremely successful academic record.  He/she will be required to teach across the ability range at Key Stage 3-4. 

The ideal candidate will: 

• be a well-qualified practitioner  with a passion for Resistant Materials and Product Design 

• be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills 

• be a self-motivated and  enthusiastic team-player 

• have a proven track record of securing successful student outcomes. 

If you are passionate about the students with whom you work, have high expectations with regards to standards and behaviour and a commitment to ensuring that every student achieves their full potential, we look forward to your application.  

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact the school office on 0191 5270757.  

Completed application forms should be returned with an accompanying letter (no longer than two sides of A4) marked for the attention of Toni Spoors.  Applications can be forwarded by email to angela.thornley@easingtonacademy.co.uk, or by forwarding the completed application form by post to the Academy. 

An enhanced DBS check and pre-occupational health check are an essential part of the selection and recruitment process. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Easington Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.  

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.  

The closing date is Wednesday 21st March 2018 12.00 pm and interviews will take place Wednesday 28th March 2018.

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More about Easington Academy
Address: Stockton Road, Easington Village, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 3AY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 527 0757