Teacher of Design Technology, Waltham Forest

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Heathcote School & Science CollegeWaltham Forest

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Start date: Commencing September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS / UPS (£26,662 - £42,498 )
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES  

Teacher of Design Technology (Teachers Mainscale / UPS) 

Commencing September 2018   

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.  This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential.  In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.  

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress.    

We are looking for a qualified and talented Teacher of Design Technology (Mainscale / UPS) to teach across the ability range to GCSE and A Level from September 2018.  You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders. The ability to teach a range of DT subject areas would be welcomed with the areas of Product Design and an advantage.  Heathcote would be willing to explore all DT options if we feel that you are the right candidate for our school and students.  We also offer a digital engineering qualification called D.E.C which is accredited by leading UK companies within the design and construction industry.  This would provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain skills and develop their professional knowledge in new technologies and subject areas with the full support of experienced staff.   

We welcome applications from newly qualified or experienced teachers.  As an NQT or Beginner Teacher at Heathcote School, you will be supported by experienced colleagues on a range of issues relating to planning, teaching and assessing with a dedicated mentor and a skills development programme that will provide you with the experience required to be a successful practitioner in education.    

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively.  We are therefore eager to support the teachers of tomorrow in their aim to join this excellent profession.  

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon Monday 21st May 2018

Indicative dates for interviews: week commencing Monday 21st May 2018

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.    

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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More about Heathcote School & Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 4985110
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