CTC Kingshurst Academy is a highly popular, oversubscribed establishment. We are currently undergoing an exciting and successful transformation in learning and teaching and are actively seeking outstanding and innovative teachers to help shape our journey from good to outstanding.
The academy was last inspected by Ofsted in 2013 and its overall effectiveness was judged as “Good” and improving. With 85% of observed lessons found to be good or better, the inspectors reported that ‘teachers expect much of their students and communicate great enthusiasm for their subjects. Students have great respect for, and confidence in, their teachers and this supports students’ learning well’, Ofsted, 2013.
Due to subject popularity an exciting opportunity to join a well-equipped faculty, as part of the academy’s specialism, has arisen.
We require from September a Design and Technology teacher with the ability to teach across all key stages. This will include delivering BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 in mechanical engineering, with the possibility of varying specialism delivery at KS4. We are looking for innovative and enthusiastic candidates who are passionate about teaching Design and Technology in a forward thinking department. Within the faculty we are committed to motivating stretching and challenging all students, supporting them to achieve their potential. As part of a supportive team, you will deliver a rich curriculum, using data and interventions to help secure the enthusiasm and success of our students. The team is firmly committed to reflective and innovative practice in line with the college’s intentions.
Courses within Design and Technology and Engineering are popular at the Academy with significant growth in student numbers in recent years. Achievement rates are high on all programmes, in particular our post 16 students, achieving sort after apprenticeships with companies such as Rolls Royce, Siemens and Severn Trent. At KS4 students can opt to study Product Design, food and hygiene, or BTEC Engineering as part of their curriculum at GCSE. Achievement rates these areas are well above national average, with most students achieving equal to or above their target levels within these subjects.
Following the completion of the Academy’s building and refurbishment programme in the summer of 2010, the Design and Technology department was completely refurbished with additional areas upgraded in Summer 2014. The facilities of the Design and Technology faculty are extensive and well equipped. Our dedicated workshops include a purpose built food room which was fully refurbished in 2014 with interactive TV stations. Two Resistant Material rooms with a wood/ plastics bias including a wood lathe. One engineering workshop with heat treatment facilities computerised milling machines, two large milling machines and three metal lathes. 2 graphics/ computer rooms which were completely refurbished in summer 2014 used for CAD and designing, using solid works and 2D design. A dedicated electronics room truncating and circuit etching bath. A specialised CAD CAM room with laser cutters, vinyl cutting facilities, 3D scanner and printer, CNC routers and lathes. We also have access to a wealth of specialised engineering tools and equipment including 3 milling machines and lathes, heat treatment area including aluminium casting and welding bays/ metal folders/ large scale guillotine. All rooms have interactive whiteboards and projectors, with additional whiteboards for further display space.
Part time position/job share will also be considered. NQTs and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.
All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates with relevant experience.