Leader of STEM

St Andrew's C of E High School for BoysWest Sussex

Full time position

Permanent contract to start September 2021

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR (1a £8291)


We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Leader of STEM, who will be responsible for the development and implementation of a STEM curriculum. This is a new post at St Andrew’s and the successful candidate will teach Engineering and Design Technology.

St Andrew’s development of STEM is a school priority and is undergoing the first phase of renovation to create state-of-the-art STEM areas with significant investment being made for refurbishment and furnishing this year.

From September, all Key Stage 3 students will have timetabled STEM lessons; aiming to develop student aspirations and skill-sets to enable access to STEM options and careers, and to prepare students to successfully study Engineering or other STEM subjects.

The Leader of STEM will have responsibility for developing a coherent, effective and inspiring approach to the curricular and co-curricular provision of STEM lessons and clubs. The school plans to expand our GCSE option provision from September 2022 to include Engineering and the alignment/modification of the D&T curriculum to support this. STEM classes will be a key focus for the post-holder for the next academic year.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and maintaining excellent links with our transition partners, working with our careers lead to promote STEM pathways and have whole-school responsibility for promoting STEM provision across the school.

 The Leader of STEM will report to the Head of Faculty for Modern Innovative Technologies (MIT) but will be required to engage with all members of the school to promote, develop and embed the STEM agenda. This is a whole school responsibility, and the position sits as part of the School’s extended leadership team.

This role would be ideal for a current Head of Department or Head of Faculty looking for their next step in professional development.

The ideal candidate will be:

• An experienced engineering/D&T teacher

• Able to motivate and inspire other colleagues from different disciplines

• Have experience developing a high-quality curriculum and teaching resources

• Enthusiastic about working with technology to promote learning outcomes for students

• Passionate about removing barriers to accessing STEM careers and promoting gender equality in this field

Are you a passionate and innovative teacher?

Do you inspire students to be the best they can be? Do you want to help develop a cutting-edge STEM curriculum?

If so, we would love you to be a part of our journey. Further information about both the role and our school can be found in the attached recruitment pack.

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