Teacher of Design Technology, Birmingham

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Ark St Alban's AcademyBirmingham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Schools Main/Upper Pay Scale (£23,490 - £39,599)
Contract term: Permanent

Teacher of Design Technology 

Join a school where staff are given the freedom and support to innovate and collaborate  

Start date:   September 2018

Salary:        Ark Schools Main/Upper Pay Scale (£23,490 - £39,599) 

Location:     Highgate, Birmingham  

Deadline:    2.00pm on Friday 18 May 2018  

Interviews: Week commencing 21 May 2018  

Ofsted: Outstanding (2011)

Visits to our school are encouraged; to arrange, please call 0121 446 1300.  

With an outstanding rating from Ofsted, the best EBacc results in Birmingham and some of the best value-added results in the country, we promote an ambitious and aspirational culture to students and staff alike.  

Ark St Alban’s Academy is seeking an innovative Teacher of Design Technology from September 2018. 

Design Technology is a popular subject across the Academy and is well subscribed to study at GCSE, the uptake at A Level is also impressive. The aptitude to teach a wide range of abilities from ages 11-18 is therefore essential. The ability and enthusiasm to teach across the Design Technology disciplines with a flair and passion for the subject is crucial as well as flexibility within the department. 

Are you the person to stretch, challenge and inspire our students and staff in and outside of the classroom? 

The Department strives for the highest standards of learning and teaching which is evident in the impressive KS4 and KS5 results which last year exceeded national averages. Our students participate in a balanced, practical-driven key stage three programme before choosing GCSE.

Ark St Alban’s Academy has achieved excellent academic results throughout its history and has an outstanding reputation for nurturing and developing confident, well-disciplined and successful individuals who progress successfully to the next stage of their life and career.  

We offer you the best training and support at every stage of your career. You will receive regular coaching sessions, 3 hours of timetabled CPD per week, as well as staff collaboration across the network. Our teachers also provided with nine free periods per week and are encouraged to use creative approaches to teaching.

Our clear behaviour management system across the school allows our staff to concentrate on what they do best and students to focus on learning.

As a teacher at Ark St Albans Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK's most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 35 schools in 4 locations across the country. Benefits of being part of the Ark network include: 

• A salary 2.5% higher than the main scale teacher salaries 

• Twice as many training days as standard and network-wide events with Ark colleagues, held by the best minds in education  

We hope that you will share in our passion for a broader educational opportunity for our students. 

Our ideal candidate will:

• be passionate about design technology;

 • help the transition from Resistant Materials to Product Design;

 • have the ability to teach across KS3, KS4 & KS5  

Click here to find out more about the benefits of work for Ark St Albans Academy.

Visit our website for more information on the school. For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact our HR Administrator Katie Roberts on 0121 446 1323 or katie.roberts@arkstalbans.org 

Please submit your application online by visiting http://arkstalbans.org/vacancies.  The deadline for applications is 2.00pm on Friday 18 May 2018.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.  

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Conybere Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0YH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 446 1300
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Ark St Alban’s Academy is an over-subscribed Church of England academy specialising in engineering and mathematics. 

The academy is celebrating impressive achievement in its GCSE performance as the proportion of students achieving 5 A*-C includi...