Teacher of Design and Technology, Bridgnorth

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Oldbury Wells SchoolBridgnorth

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (TLR available for suitable candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of Design and Technology to join a strong school with ambitions for improving our Ofsted rating from 'Good' to 'Outstanding'. This post will be ideal for a NQT or an established teacher looking for a new post. Post holders will be supported by coaching from experienced senior colleagues.

The School

We are an oversubscribed, expanding school, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and ranked second in the 2016 Shropshire League Tables. We are seeking to employ an inspiring and enthusiastic Teacher of Design and Technology to teach across the ability range within our Creative Arts faculty. The faculty includes Product Design 3D, Resistant Materials, Art, Textiles, Food Technology and Drama. Applicants who have a Product Design 3D background with STEM knowledge approach are especially welcomed. A TLR enhancement for STEM leadership will be available for an appropriate candidate.

Oldbury Wells is a flourishing academy, the founding school of the Bridgnorth Area Schools’ Trust. At present our Trust comprises a family of four schools (Oldbury Wells plus three feeder primary schools) which are local to each other. Our Trust is committed to supporting local education and enjoys strong partnership arrangements with all local primary schools. We are a comprehensive school with students across the whole ability range. 

We have a very good track record in terms of examination results with excellent Progress 8, Attainment 8 and VA scores. We are in a position of strength as a school, with our students successful across the range of groups and across the full range of subjects. Design and Technology is one of our more popular subjects and the faculty has many strengths. Oldbury Wells School also has an established and flourishing Sixth Form; we are able to offer candidates opportunities to teach in Sixth Form with an established A-level Product Design course. This course will be shared with another experienced Design and Technology teacher.

We are located just 20 minutes from the West Midlands conurbation where we enjoy a small town location in Bridgnorth within easy reach of the Birmingham and Telford areas. 

Oldbury Wells School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and therefore expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Application Process

Further details of this vacancy can be downloaded from our website, www.oldburywells.co.uk/page/266/vacancies.

Alternatively please telephone 01746 760509 or e-mail frances.sherrington@oldburywells.com Completed application forms should be sent to Mrs Frances Sherrington, PA to the Headteacher. The closing date is 9am on Friday, 28 September 2018.

Visits to the school may be arranged through Mrs Liz Bell, Director of Learning for Creative Arts, at liz.bell@oldburywells.com. Mrs Bell will also be happy to answer any questions directly relating to this post.

Job location

More about Oldbury Wells School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bridgnorth, Shropshire, West Midlands, WV16 5JD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1746 765454
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