Teacher of Technical Education, Aberdeenshire Council

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Westhill AcademyAberdeenshire Council
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,697-£40,206
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description

At Westhill Academy we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and nurturing school with high aspirations for our pupils and colleagues. We have approximately 750 pupils and currently over 98% of these young people move on to positive destinations, the majority of these being University places.

Do you have the skills and experience to help us continue to achieve these amazing outcomes for the young people of Westhill?

We are looking for a creative and inspirational Teacher to join our Design and Technology Department at Westhill Academy. Our teachers are encouraged to think creatively, develop new ways of working and have the autonomy to implement these in school, whilst being supported by a collaborative leadership team.

We are a high attaining school with a reputation for successful, high attainment in National 5 Graphic Communication with a large proportion of pupils progressing to Higher. We also have high numbers undertaking the National 5 and 4 Practical Woodwork course.

Passionate about excellent outcomes for our learners, inclusion plays the largest part of our learning and teaching with our CFE cohort given enriched experiences including enterprise, problem solving, manual and computer skills in our 3 fully fitted computer suites.

Our department are dedicated towards developing the young workforce and are working towards expanding our range of courses on offer through our working partners in industry and colleges through the Foundation Apprenticeship scheme in Creative and Digital Media and Engineering.

Alongside our three computer suites, we have two fully fitted workshops, dedicated saw cutting room, 3D printing facilities, visualisers and a state-of-the-art smart board.

To further enhance our ICT strategy, our school is focussed on implementing a “bring your own device” to allow our learners to collaborate using specialist Autodesk software on their person Laptops and Tablet devices.

For More information visit http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/technical-westhill/

Informal enquiries to Stuart Sweeney, Tel: 01224 087850


Please note part time hours would also be considered for this position.

Salary for this post will be in accordance with SNCT agreements. Applicants must be or eligible to be fully GTC Scotland registered.

For more information visit https://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/teaching-in-aberdeenshire/

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 1 reference which must be your current or most recent employer.

A Privacy Notice giving you information on the data we hold on you, what we do with that data, who we share your data with and your rights under GDPR is available here.  Alternatively we can send a copy if you ask us to by emailing askhr@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

Westhill Academy,Hays Way, Westhill

Closing date: 20/02/2020

Reference: ABS21698

More about Westhill Academy
Address: Hays Way, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6XZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1224 740 111