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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2.1 £3,017

What skills and experience we're looking for

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to continue to raise achievement at all levels particularly GCSE and continually seek to improve Value Added achievement.
  • Ability to support the Curriculum Leader for D&T in leading a team of dedicated staff – to enthuse, motivate and encourage staff, and to lead staff through challenges with humour and patience.
  • Ability to deliver outstanding student progress using a variety of teaching and learning styles.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students.
  • Ability to be flexible and use initiative to move strategies forward to maximise impact


  • Experience of and a thorough understanding of the National Curriculum and Key Stage 4 courses of study.
  • Evidence of strong pupil outcomes in GCSE classes taught.
  • Excellent classroom practitioner with potential to be ‘outstanding’
  • Leadership of extra-curricular activity

What the school offers its staff

Staff at Balshaw’s have an hour per week of dedicated Professional Development time which takes place on a Thursday evening. Balshaw’s is also a member of a number of school-to-school support networks that are a legacy of Teaching Schools and staff both deliver training and are able to take part in training across these networks.

All staff are provided with laptop computers, have a dedicated staffroom, staff silent working room, CPD library, Staff Health and Wellbeing Resource Library and various kitchen areas and departmental offices. Staff also benefit from the use of a fully-equipped fitness suite.

Those who come to teach and work at Balshaw’s will have fantastic opportunities to progress their careers and gain a wealth of experience. That said, Balshaw’s also enjoys an incredibly stable workforce and when you hear the phrase ‘Once a Balshavian, always a Balshavian’ you will realise it to be a truth. The school is only on its 14th headteacher in its 241 year history!

Balshaw’s is more than a school – it is a family. This post offers you the opportunity to become part of the Balshaw’s family where you will be able to make a difference to the lives of the young people who are our future.

Further details about the role

This is a rare chance for a candidate to apply for the position of 2nd in Design & Technology with responsibility for Food and Nutrition at Balshaw’s. Leadership roles rarely come up at Balshaw’s, so this is a rare opportunity and Food and Nutrition is one of the highest performing subjects in the school and has been for many years.

The main strength of the Design and Technology department is the experienced and hardworking and supportive staff. They have developed an excellent working relationship with students who are well motivated and keen to succeed. Staff and students at Balshaw’s work within a well-resourced and up to date Design and Technology department where the students are able to flourish and meet the challenge of our rapidly changing technological society. We offer Food, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Textiles at KS3 for all year groups. Pupils opt for Design and Technology or Food Preparation and Nutrition at KS4 and Food is always an extremely popular choice.

All students in Years 7-10 have laptop devices to support learning and digital creativity and this will extend to Year 11 from September.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
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About Balshaw's Church of England High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
918 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01772 421009

Voluntary Controlled Secondary School (Ages 11 - 16)

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