Lead Teacher of Engineering, Buckinghamshire

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The Aylesbury Vale AcademyBuckinghamshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking for an ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to join our rapidly expanding school.  We need someone who is passionate about Engineering and Design Technology, resilient, communicates with young people and can have a positive impact on their learning and life chances.  The ability to teach engineering at KS4 is desired, but not essential.

We will offer you:  

• Strong new departmental leadership

• Personalised, supportive CPD

• A three-year Key Stage four delivering BTEC Engineering to large numbers in Years 9, 10 and 11 and strong uptake of GCSE Design Technology

• Outstanding specialist DT and IT facilities including: milling machines, 3D routers, Boxford centre lathes, forge and heat-treatment area, large bed cutter and a range of 3D printers

• Support so that you can flourish and be the best you can possibly be, whichever stage in your career

• Strong collegiate atmosphere 

• Supportive and thorough induction programme

• A primary school with nursery provision

• Outstanding specialist technology facilities and workshop space

• Strong SLT

• 5 minute walk to a direct rail link to London Marylebone (40 minutes)

• State of the art gym available for staff use

Quotations from the recent Ofsted visit January 2018: 

• "The Executive Principal is determined that pupils leave the school as well-qualified, confident young men and women able to make the most of the opportunities available to them".

• "The school continues to get better in all areas of its work".

• "Subject leaders confirm that senior leaders give them strong support".

• "The new chair of the governing body leads the governing body with energy and insight".

• "New teachers settle in quickly".

• "Teachers regularly go the extra mile to support their pupils".

• "The school is a calm, orderly and often studious environment".

• "Across the school, most pupils try their best and relationships between teachers and pupils are warm".

• "Pupils are increasingly ambitious for their own futures and are keen to do well".

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with an experienced Executive Principal.  In Ofsted’s visit, November 2016, they made the following observations; ‘Leadership has improved dramatically since the new Executive Principal joined the school in April 2016’.  ‘The new Executive Principal has already tackled successfully poor attendance, punctuality and unacceptable behaviour’.  

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, be an excellent teacher, have great subject knowledge with both theory and practical aspects of Engineering and Design Technology and strong inter-personal skills.  We are looking for someone who will help students through the pursuit of excellence.

The school is already improving and growing at a rapid pace and this is a career defining opportunity for those who can play a pivotal role in enhancing the life chances of children and young people.  The Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford and Buckinghamshire County Council, moved into new purpose built accommodation in September 2013 and is benefitting from state of the art facilities and teaching.  It is situated on the new Berryfields housing development and the roll of the Academy (with Berryfields Primary School) will increase significantly its roll in the next few years.

For further information contact, Mrs E Perrin, EA to the Executive Principal at vacancies@theacademy.me or click on the Apply Now button.

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More about The Aylesbury Vale Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Paradise Orchard, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0WS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1296 428551
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The Aylesbury Vale Academy is a co-educational, Church of England, all-through school in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The school comprises Berryfields CofE Primary School, a junior academy and a sixth form. There are around 1,095 pupils aged 3-18 on t...