Second in Department - Design Technology - Required for September 2018
Second in Department - Design and Technology
MPS/UPS + TLR (£4398)
Design and Technology offers students the chance to develop their independence, exploring new concepts and ideas whilst accessing a wide range of learning experiences. Design & Technology can introduce students to skills & practices not encountered anywhere else in school life through unique approaches to Teaching & Learning. We're excited by this, and we're looking for someone to join us who feels the same.
We believe the post of Second in Department is a critical one, both in supporting the Head of Department and leading a Key Stage within the team. The D&T department consists of 10 teachers, supported further by 3 dedicated Technicians and a specialist teaching assistant. As such, we see the post of Second in Department as a genuine opportunity for progression and a move towards departmental leadership in the future.
The Design & Technology department occupies a purpose-designed block with nine specialist rooms (two workshops, two textiles rooms, one CAD/CAM suite, two design studios and two food rooms) in purpose designed accommodation and priority use of one ICT room.
So, what are we looking for? Someone who is passionate about delivering an innovative and interesting D&T curriculum, someone who is confident about sharing their passion and subject knowledge with young people and staff alike and who still recognises why they became a teacher in the first place. We'd like you to be able to offer Design Technology including Product Design up to KS5, with experience in Engineering or Electronics, although this is not an essential requirement. The ability to teach some food would be an advantage.
You're likely to be an experienced colleague and we want to offer you every opportunity to hone your own teaching practice and develop your career. We run an in-house leadership programme (Leaders for the Future) focusing on high level discussion, reading and research. All staff are encouraged to engage with professional development opportunities including both external courses and internal programmes such as our working groups and TeachMeet.
Our PPA time is deliberately generous, aiming to give our teachers a chance to maintain a healthy work-life balance and build strong departments. We also allocate significant funding every year to professional development, well above national average, and offer the chance to contribute to working groups on teaching & learning and literacy.
In short, we are committed to investing in every member of staff - we see this as an investment for our both our staff, and the young people they serve.
So, why not invest an hour to come and see Kennet School for yourself? We love welcoming visitors to our school and are confident our current staff and fabulous young people will convince you to join us.
More information on our school can be found at https://jobs/kennet-school/index.htm
Informal discussions and requests for application packs are welcomed by our partner recruiter at Hays Education, Richard Lanning, .
Closing date: 19 March 2018. Kennet School reserve the right to close and shortlist early, therefore early applications are encouraged.
This school is committed to safeguarding children and expects all staff to share in that commitment; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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