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Teacher of Design Technology - Maternity Cover

St Wilfrid's Church of England AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

I am delighted that you have expressed an interest in working at St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional teacher of Design Technology, preferably with a specialism to teach Textiles. The successful candidate must be a talented teacher who can convey their passion for their specialism to our students, which in turn will foster their love of Design Technology.

If you were to be appointed, you will join a team of highly-skilled practitioners, who are all qualified graduates in their fields. As a successful teacher, you must be a team player at heart. You will need to be focussed, resilient and good-humoured, and have proven success in teaching and learning at Key Stages 3 and 4.

The Design Technology staff achieve strong results by working collaboratively, learning from each other and receiving bespoke training so that they are constantly improving their subject pedagogy. Whatever your current position, we will provide tailored CPD to challenge, grow, equip and prepare you for the next phase of your career. In an educational landscape where change is constant, we attempt to keep the ‘main thing the main thing’, addressing practice and behaviours which will make a difference in a strategic, time-efficient manner.

As an Academy we benefit from purpose-built accommodation which we have enhanced further through the development of an immersive classroom space and an iMac suite. All students at KS3 and KS4 have a 1:1 mobile device; this is an example of our commitment to use modern technology to maximise learning, whilst maintaining a balance with traditional practice to bring about examination success.

If you were to be successful in your application, you would be joining an Academy which strives for excellence. All in all, it is a wonderful place to work, learn and worship. Our vision is ‘Lord Direct us to Live Life to the Full’, rooted in John 10:10. Whilst Learning, we are Inspired and develop our Values through Experiences as each member flourishes. We aim to raise aspirations, realise potential and develop well-rounded successful teachers and young people.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 13th December 2021.

If you are interested in moving the Academy forward and are committed to making the learning tomorrow better than it is today, I would warmly encourage you to apply for this post. If you require any further information regarding this post, or would like to visit the Academy in action, please contact Mrs K Nightingale, Clerk to the Governors, via who will arrange this.

Please submit the Teaching Staff application form, which can be downloaded from the Academy website, along with a letter of application of not more than two A4 sides detailing how your experiences to date qualify you for the post.

I look forward to receiving your application.

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