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Teacher of Design and Technology

Greater Peterborough UTCPeterborough

The STEM focussed Greater Peterborough UTC has an exciting opportunity to join us as a Teacher of Design and Technology. This role has previously been filled by motivated and inspiring Design Technology Teachers who have a passion for design and construction. The successful candidate will work within the flagship department of the ever-improving UTC and will work closely with our construction sponsors to bring the curriculum to life. 

Working directly for the Faculty Manager of Engineering within Key Stage 4 and 5 you will be a part of a small team focused on excellence in all we do with STEM in our hearts.

Utilising WJEC for Key Stage 4 and BTEC for Key Stage 5 , our Architecture and Built Environment department is fully resourced and supported by the Engineering Faculty for you to make your own to deliver from Spring 22.

Teaching and Learning  

  • Consistently deliver inspiring lessons and ensure that outstanding learning experiences are consistent within the faculty which engage and excite our students  
  • Promote and enforce the GPUTC Learning cycle to staff and students  
  • Work with a team of colleagues to evaluate teaching, marking, feedback and progress.  
  • Gather feedback from students and respond positively to suggestions for improvement.  
  • Develop an inclusive and supportive approach so that all students feel welcome and supported in their learning in your faculty  
  • Set work for classes for planned absence and, where possible, for unplanned absence for yourself and also for absent colleagues.

Raising Aspiration, Achievement and Attainment  

  • Be accountable for students’ progress and attainment in all classes taught and for overall Faculty results.  
  • Have high expectations of students in achieving their academic targets, irrespective of background.  
  • Work with the Director of Progress to use assessment data to set challenging targets for students and to accurately track their progress, with a focus on groups and gaps.  
  • Use accurate assessment methods to understand and track the progress of every student and design appropriate strategies to support their learning.  
  • Address the needs and aspirations of each student through personalised learning.

Curriculum Expertise  

  • Maintain subject expertise across relevant Key Stages and qualifications.  
  • Develop subject expertise, especially in areas with a lack of experience or with new qualifications.  
  • Design and implement a curriculum in specified subject areas which meets the needs of all students, is consistent with the UTC’s vision and values and fulfils statutory requirements.  
  • Ensure that opportunities are taken to develop the curriculum to reflect the specialist ethos of the UTC and which prepares students for their range of future possibilities.  
  • Ensure that students understand how the curriculum is relevant to the world of work and develops their workplace skills.  
  • Support student development of literacy and numeracy skills throughout their experience.  
  • Have an attitude of flexibility to teach other subjects with appropriate support and CPD.  
  • Contribute to a flourishing enrichment programme which provides a broad and stimulating experience for all students.

Developing the Organisation  

  • Promote the UTC’s values across staff and students incorporating employer engagement with sponsors and business partners.  
  • Contribute significantly to student recruitment, through attending events in the UTC and elsewhere and promoting the UTC.  
  • Promote workplace skills through discussion with students and by demonstrating them in a professional approach.  
  • Work with the Leadership Team to critically evaluate the UTC’s performance and influence change.  
  • Contribute to the CPD of other staff using your own expertise and seek opportunities to develop personal knowledge and skills.  
  • Be efficient with resources and mindful of waste to ensure value for money.  
  • Ensure effective use of all technological and pedagogical resources.  
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers ensuring that they have full information about the progress of their children and contribute to their learning.

Additional Duties  

  • Act with integrity and honesty to ensure a high standard of care and safeguarding for all our students.  
  • Comply with health and safety rules and legislation, ensuring the safety of students and staff at all times.  
  • Provide a highly visible presence to students and colleagues through the day, including break duties.  
  • Attend open evenings, parental events, progress review meetings and other dedicated activities, as required.  
  • Act in compliance with Data Protection legislation in respecting the privacy of personal information.  
  • Comply with the principles of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in relation to the management of UTC records and information.  
  • To act as a Mentor / Crew Lead to small student groups to ensure daily communication.  
  • Undertake additional duties as may be reasonably directed by the Principal or Line Manager where they meet the priorities of the UTC.
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