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Job details
Employer Matthew Moss High School
Location Rochdale
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April or September 2017

Second in Design Technology 

Reference: S/4088/127


Start date: Flexible either April or September 2017   

This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, inspirational and well qualified teacher of Technology to join a school internationally acclaimed for the quality of its innovative practice.    

Matthew Moss High School is the only UK school appearing in the Innovation Units influential publication “10 schools for the 21st Century” and one of only five UK schools to be designated by the Ashoka organisation as a Changemaker school.

The school receives visitors from the UK, Scandinavia, India and Australia who come to learn and share practice and we have strong links with the University of Bristol.

The culture of the school is one of high standards achieved within a context of positive, respectful and friendly relationships between all members of the community. Thoughtful, effective and satisfying hard work goes hand in hand with enjoyment and having fun at Matthew Moss.  

Learning is extremely well-resourced within a very high quality environment, the site having been extensively remodeled during recent years. ICT provision, especially with regard to the employment of hand-held devices for both learners and staff, is particularly impressive. The 4D immersive learning space within the school remains the largest installation of such technology in the UK.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher with the ability to lead a motivated team to challenge and engage learners through a passion for Design Technology. You will be visionary in your approach to delivering a Design Technology Curriculum which compliments our schools ethos. If you would like the opportunity to work in a school where learning beyond the classroom is paramount and you have the vision and drive to join our successful team, we would like to hear from you.    

Further information and an application form can be found on the school website To arrange a visit, please contact Joanne Clarkson on 01706 632910.       

To apply please complete the application form and submit it with a supporting letter (2 sides A4) to the Headteacher describing how project-based learning with real-world exhibition can create high standards in Technology.  

Applications should be submitted to  

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 7th December. 

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13th December.   Headteacher: Mr Mark Moorhouse   

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS and background check.

About the employer

Information about Matthew Moss High School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Matthew Moss Lane
OL11 3LU
United Kingdom
+44 1706523857