• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 June 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Design and technology
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Main Pay Scale

Job summary

Our opportunity for you

Join an inspirational team of teachers to develop and strengthen the faculty further.  This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious, tenacious and well-qualified teacher.  Do you want to work with resilient, eager students aged 11 to 19? Are you able to help young people develop academic and personal skills swiftly? Would you value the opportunity to work in a modern, vibrant town with an historic heart? If the answer is Yes, a position of employment at Tamworth Sixth Form/Landau Forte Academy QEMS is for you. 
Key Information

  • Hours: Full time or Part time 

  • Contract: Permanent 

  • Start date: September 2021 

  • Salary: Main pay scale 

  • Closing Date: Friday 18 June 2021 

Person specification

  • A graduate, with qualified teacher status; 

  • A well-qualified teacher in Design & Technology with a strong teaching record or an outstanding newly or recently qualified teacher; 

  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment; 

  • Expertise in one of the following would be preferable: 

o    Resistant materials o    Product Design o    Electronics 

  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of Design & Technology in the development of young people and of the place of Design & Technology within the wider curriculum 

  • An interest in the latest developments in Design & Technology teaching; 

  • Excellent relationships with students and parents; 

  • Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning; 

  • High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination;

  • Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching and learning. 

Job description

  • Carrying out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with Academy policies, under the direction of the Principal. 

  • Promoting the achievement of high standards through effecting teaching and learning within subject area(s), preparation, evaluation and action planning. 

  • Modelling the vision and values of the Academy 

  • Receiving and acting on feedback to build on the strengths and improve personal performance within the Academy systems. 

  • Contributing, where appropriate, to implementing policies and practice and to promote collective responsibility for their implementation. 

  • Taking into account and constantly reviewing Academy contextual factors and prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons. 

  • Working in a cross-curricular way to support subjects across the Academy in the use of active learning approaches to enrich curriculum and skills delivery. 

  • Recognising, promoting and celebrating diversity. 


Main duties and responsibilities: 

  • Supervision and progress of students in allocated classes. 

  • Supervision of work of any classroom support staff during times they are allocated to classes. 

  • Being accountable for student progression for allocated classes. 

  • Being responsible for effective classroom management. 

  • Developing and sustaining knowledge of current educational practices and be responsible for own continuing professional development. 

  • Evaluating lessons, incorporating students’ views and responses in order to reflect and act on strengths and areas for development. 

  • Aiding in co-ordinating events and experiences, which support the Academy & Economics to raise standards. 

  • Working to student targets and ensure that progress is tracked through a range of strategies. 

  • Taking account and reviewing prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons. 

  • Applying current guidelines on effective learning and teaching. 

  • Striving to deliver outstanding lessons. 

  • Delivering interactive lessons with students. 

  • Providing good quality assessment using formative and summative methods in conjunction with the Academy AfL policy. 

  • Recording test results and ongoing teacher assessments. 

  • Developing the use of ICT within the curriculum. 

  • Adapting lessons and identifying next steps in response to evaluation of student progress. 

  • Setting effective homework and extension work to encourage and enliven student learning. 

  • Ensuring differentiation and personalisation of learning for all students. 

  • Co-ordinating displays with regards to events, opportunities and work which promote the department/Academy. 

  • Complying with the Academy Procedures and reporting concerns to the Designated Child Protection Officer taking responsibility for upholding standards of behaviour and classroom management within the classroom and the schools environment. 

  • Promoting the consistent and fair use of the behaviour policy within the classroom and the Academy environment. 

  • Being the first line of contact for parents and carers concerns with regards to their child’s performance and well-being of your classes. 

  • Performing the duties of a Tutor, including the provision of information, advice and guidance for students. 

  • To ensure strict confidentiality in all areas of work. 

  • To work and process personal and sensitive information in accordance with Data Protection Act 2018 including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. 

  • To ensure work is conducted in a way that protects the safety and security of information (e.g. strong passwords, reporting breaches, securing paper records, securely disposing of records). 

The Curriculum Leader should ensure: 

  • there is a clear sense of purpose, direction and leadership for the Learning Tutors in the delivery team; 

  • curriculum policy is appropriate and clearly reflects the mission of the Academy; 

  • audit and review of the student learning. Consequently, improvement plans must be prepared, implemented, monitored and evaluated including an indication of financial requirements; 

  • budget plans are properly prepared in line with Academy procedures;

  • planning of student learning is of high quality and supports the subject curriculum policy.  

  • facilities and resources are used efficiently and effectively and that the delegated budget is used expeditiously;

  • appropriate administrative procedures are in place to maintain accurate assessment records and that these reflect the Academy Assessment, Recording and Reporting policy and procedures;

  • roles and responsibilities are delegated appropriately. Objectives are set which provide opportunity for the D&T team to professionally develop;

  • the D&T team have adequate guidance and support in order to enable them to fulfil their roles and responsibilities and meet their objectives;

  • professional development needs of team members are identified;

  • there is appropriate monitoring and evaluation of the work of the individual and the team as a whole. 

  • that clear communication pathways and structures exist within the D&T team, with other relevant teachers and leaders.

Additional allowances

• A supportive, cohesive, exciting and vibrant working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students and staff
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 16 to 19
Education phase
School size
459 pupils enrolled
Age range
16 to 19
Contact email

About Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Landau Forte Academy QEMS joined the Charitable Trust in September 2011 and delivers education to 11-16 year olds. Sixth Form is a purpose-built establishment providing Level 3 courses, both Advanced BTEC, for whole of Tamworth beyond. The academies are located on shared campus, but operate from their own facilities, with having new bespoke, accommodation, which opened 2011, Sports Hall that 2013.

School location

Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AA

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