We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and committed teacher to join our very successful Arts and Technologies Area from September 2019. The successful candidate will work as part of a team who are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for students and to supporting all to realise their potential. We are seeking a teacher who has experience and knowledge in Product Design with a specialism of Engineering or second subject being advantageous.
Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College is a large and forward thinking school and is a part of a newly formed Multi Academy Trust; The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT). We are an ambitious community and recognise the impact of exceptional staff on the development of our positive and engaged student body.
The Technology team is part of the Arts and Technologies Area which includes all Technology subjects, as well Art, Music and Drama. In September 2018, the area will consist of 16 staff , including 6 Technology specialists and two Technology technicians. The team share a passion for their subject and the desire to achieve the very best for our students. Technology occupies a suite of new specialist rooms, including:
• Specialist food rooms
• Engineering workshop
• Product design workshop
• CAD/CAM suite
• Teaching classrooms
All rooms are equipped with resources including interactive SMART panels. Within the department area, there is also a dedicated staff work area for the Arts and Technologies team.
Students follow a two year Key Stage 3, including two hours of Technology in both Year 7 and Year 8. Rotations are allow all areas of Technology to be experienced and enable students to progress across the key stage. Learning follows a series Design and Make activities in a range of materials and contexts to ensure coverage of the new National Curriculum. Within lessons we place great emphasis on practical work. Grouping is mixed ability allowing the opportunity to develop a range of teaching and learning styles and differentiated levels of work.
The curriculum area enjoys a good level of support for SEN students. Key Stage 3 average group sizes are 21. Technology in Key Stage 4 is optional and Food and Engineering are a popular choice. Student monitoring, assessment and recording follows the school policy, with individual student target setting as an intrinsic part of this process.
At Key Stage 4, students can choose to study the following courses:
• GCSE Design and Technology
• GCSE Food
• BTEC Engineering
• BTEC Health and Social Care
• Technical Award in Food and Cookery
At Key Stage 5, students can choose to study:
• Level 3 Technical Level Engineering
• Level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care
The Technology Area prides itself in the support and assistance given to students at lunchtime and after school to help achieve the highest possible grades. The team also has strong work related links with industry, college and training providers – HETA and The Engineering Academy. Visits to the Fashion Show, design shows and local industry take place. We have also had local recognition for achievements in food and our work in the local community through enterprise activities.
STEM projects, are popular enrichment activities these include the green power car racing and mechatronic VEX challenge.