Teacher of Design, Technology and Engineering, Solihull

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WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull)Solihull

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Start date: 1st September 2018 (NQTs from 1st July 2018)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/upper pay scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The WMG Academy Trust Board seek to appoint motivated, dedicated and aspirational Teacher of Design, Technology and Engineering at WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull.

Energetic? Innovative? Passionate? Work with us and our partners (University of Warwick, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid and many more) to deliver a skills-based curriculum in a high achieving environment. 

The WMG Academy Trust opened its first academy in Coventry on Monday 8th September 2014 for up to 640 students aged 14 - 19. The second academy in North Solihull opened in September 2016 for two year groups, 10 and 12, and doubled in size in September 2017. 

We welcome applications from candidates who can offer expertise in product design or any related technology and engineering discipline, who love their subject, are passionate about education and through a flexible, ‘problem solving’ approach wants to deliver outstanding outcomes for all learners.

This post is suitable for NQT’s. Full support and training will be provided through your NQT year.

The Academy offers a range of Design, Technology and Engineering courses:-

  • Design Technology (Product Design)
  • A Level Product Design
  • Level 2 Engineering qualifications (Cambridge Nationals)
  • Smaller Level 3 Engineering qualifications (Cambridge Technicals)
  • Larger Level 3 Engineering qualifications (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

You will be a key member of the WMG Academy Solihull team, delivering outstanding teaching across KS4 and KS5. You will have experience of working in a school or college setting as well as a good understanding of the needs of 14-19 year old students. 

The key academic sponsor of the Academy is the University of Warwick.  The Solihull Academy is located adjacent to Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre in North Solihull and boasts over £2 million of specialist equipment and ICT. Our relationship with a broad range of local, national and international business partners will allow the successful candidate to link their teaching to an applied, employment-led educational environment. 

Further information about WMG Academy can be found on our website: solihull.wmgacademy.org.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form with a supporting statement (section 7 of the application form). Please state in your application your specialist subject(s) and other subjects (and to which level) you are able to teach.

For suitable applicants, additional responsibility roles may be available and candidates are invited to express an interest in these opportunities on the application form.

CV’s will not be accepted. 

For an informal conversation please contact the WMG Academy on 0121 289 3556 and ask for the Lead for Engineering, Jason Kirwan.

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More about WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 5FD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 289 3556
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