Learning Leader of Design Technology, Northamptonshire

Closing date:

Huxlow Science CollegeNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020 or sooner if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1B (£9927 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Learning Leader of Design Technology

For September 2020 or sooner if possible

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1B (£9927 per annum)

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date:  Tuesday 21st January 2020

Interviews:  Wednesday 29th January 2020

In 2019, Year 11 students achieved some of the best GCSE results in the College’s history.  53% of students gained 5 GCSE’s including English and Maths at Grade 4 and above.  We are extremely proud of our GCSE students and thrilled that these excellent results reflect the high level of dedication they and our staff have shown to their studies.   This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.

Design Technology is a very popular subject at KS4 with students. The department achieve consistently good results each year and have seen learners excel in both Graphics, Resistant Materials, Art and Hospitality and Catering.

We are a secondary school with a fantastic student body and dedicated and talented staff. You will join us at an exciting time as we continue our journey to become an outstanding academy.

We are passionate about caring for our staff.  Our Well Being Group are committed to initiatives at the forefront of staff well-being.  We have signed the Time to Change Pledge and are driving through the action plan for continuous improvement and removing the stigma around mental health.  Our latest staff survey judged staff morale to be outstanding.

Our vision for the school is to deliver outstanding education to our students, not only in terms of academic success, but by ensuring we develop the “whole child”.  In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

If you are an experienced and effective Teacher of Design Technology looking for an excellent team to progress your career, this is an excellent opportunity.  We will commit to improving your pedagogy and you will enjoy working in a school where the students are hugely positive and keen to learn.  

We know that to realise our vision we need to attract, develop and reward our people.  We are committed to the professional development and career progression of our employees.  

The successful candidate will:

Improve as a teacher through our tailored professional development programme (we run weekly training sessions that all staff have access to in addition to bespoke individual development)

Be supported by a workplace that care about their staff and are at the forefront of well-being initiatives

Have opportunities for promotion (in a relatively small College new opportunities for leadership and personal development frequently arise)

Be supported by a performance management system that rewards excellence

Have access to national ground-breaking Design Technology CPD

The essential qualities for the Learning Leader of Design Technology include:

A qualified and effective classroom practitioner with experience of teaching KS3 & KS4

A commitment to, and a passion for, the teaching and leading of Design Technology.

A commitment to developing their own pedagogy and that of others

A commitment to meeting all the requirements for safeguarding children

Effective organisation and communication skills

A commitment to Inclusion

How to apply

If you wish to join Huxlow Science College, please apply on TES or download our Application Form from our website http://www.huxlow.northants.sch.uk/join-us/staff/ or contact the College:

Tel: 01933 650496 e-mail: hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Prospective applicants are very welcome to visit the college and meet staff and pupils.  If you are interested in visiting the College, please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) on 01933 650496.

All completed applications should be sent FAO Karen Squires (HR Manager) to hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk or to Huxlow Science College, Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5TY.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 21st January 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 29th January 2020

Early applications may lead to early interviews and subsequent removal of the vacancy.

Equal Opportunities

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

Safeguarding

Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. Identity, Prohibition, Qualification,  Barred List, Enhanced DBS, Section 128, Overseas, Right to work, Reference,  Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all applicable posts at the College.







More about Huxlow Science College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5TY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1933 650496
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Huxlow Science College is a medium sized secondary school (11-18), located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire.  We converted to Academy status in 2013.

We are progressing well on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.  2018 s...