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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024 or September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 January 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    7 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£34,968.00 to £51,493.00

Curriculum Leader of Design Technology job summary

Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2b (£30,000 - £46,525 per annum, plus TLR2b payment of £4,968 per annum)

Required for Easter 2024 or September 2024. Part time and flexible working will be considered.

Are you passionate about education and eager to make a lasting impact on young minds? Do you have a proven track record of inspiring a love for learning in your students? If so, we want to hear from you!

What does this role involve?

Here at The King’s School, we believe that our students deserve to enjoy lessons that inspire a passion for creative design and practical application, which is why we’re seeking an inspirational Curriculum Leader of Design Technology to join our team.

As a Curriculum Leader, you will discover, nurture, and develop the next generation of designers, makers, and menders. In front of you is a blank canvas, a design suite, an enthusiastic team, and our fantastic students who bring a wealth of talent, a positive attitude to learning and a determination to improve.

This is an opportunity to join one of the highest performing, true community, cross phase Multi-Academy Trust’s in the region. You will be integral to driving the Design Technology department forward and delivering on our vision of providing a first-class education to all students, so that they make outstanding progress and get the chances in life they deserve.

Some of your key duties will include:

  • Strategically growing uptake in Design Technology and related disciplines at Key Stage 4, as a result of captivating classes in Key Stage 3.
  • Delivering outstanding outcomes for our Year 11 students.
  • Providing strategic leadership across the area in accordance with the aims and objectives of the school.
  • Accountability for pupil attainment and staff performance within the area.

Our School

As a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, The Trust and The King's School is renowned for its strong reputation for educational excellence and consistently achieving strong academic results.

Established in 1139, The King's School stands as a beacon of education for nearly nine centuries, offering a premier learning experience to the bright minds of Pontefract and beyond. We take great pride in being more than just a secondary school; we are a caring, high-performing community where students evolve into the best version of themselves, proudly carrying the legacy of The King's School.

With a remarkable history spanning over 850 years, our school is deeply rooted in tradition, but it is the people that make The King's School truly exceptional. Our students, with excellent behaviour and as the best ambassadors one could wish for, are a testament to our commitment to nurturing outstanding individuals. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff, in collaboration with parents, strive to provide a first-class education, ensuring every student receives the opportunities they deserve.

Benefits - What we can offer you?

At The King’s School, every member of our team, whether in teaching or support roles, plays a pivotal part in contributing to the ongoing success of our students. In return, we provide a wealth of benefits, as we believe Our People Matter.

  • Experience the warm, welcoming, and social environment at The King’s School, often praised by visitors for its positive atmosphere and the exceptional friendliness and supportiveness of our staff.
  • We highly value every member of our team, and we are as proud of our focus on professional learning and development, as we are of our reputation.
  • Access to recognised training and leadership courses, including National Professional Qualifications in leadership and other accredited courses.
  • Enjoy our modern staff room, offering a comfortable environment, free refreshments, and cake Friday!
  • Our highly visible Senior Leadership Team is there to support you throughout the school day, along with a collaborative team of colleagues within the department and across the school.
  • As a staff member, benefit from our employee assistance program, offering services such as physiotherapy, 24/7 GP access, and personal or professional advice on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and more.
  • Teaching staff receive a laptop.
  • Benefit from well-resourced departments and shared teaching resources.
  • Experience Energise and Engage Weeks throughout the year, where no meetings take place. These dedicated weeks prioritise personal professional development, support work-life balance, and allow for an early finish on designated days.
  • Enjoy additional perks like free on-site parking, flu jabs, childcare vouchers, gym discounts, a cycle-to-work scheme, and much more.
  • We offer a very generous pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution and life assurance of at least three times your salary.

This is not an exhaustive list, but just some of the reasons to be a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, The King’s School, and our community!


We're always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful school through a visit, please feel free to reach out at admin@kings.patrust.org.uk or give us a call at 01977 703270.

To submit your application, kindly click here to access our website and utilise our Face-Ed system. The deadline for submissions is 10:00am on 26th January 2024. We're genuinely excited about the prospect of receiving your application and getting to know you better.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, extending a warm welcome to applications from individuals of all backgrounds. At the Pontefract Academies Trust, our unwavering commitment is to provide full support and ensure the safety of children and young people. We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting pupil welfare at all times.

It's important to note that any employment offer is subject to the successful receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and completion of pre-employment checks. Additionally, shortlisted applicants will be invited to provide a self-declaration form, reinforcing our commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The King's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The King’s School is proud to be part of Pontefract Academies Trust. As a school, we have a long history and rich heritage, which puts us at the forefront of the local educational landscape and beyond. All students are valued regardless of their background or ability, and are at the heart of everything that we do. We believe it is our duty to convert their potential into reality.

At the heart of every outstanding school is a strong team. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to The King’s School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning while creating confident learners who can live a life full of opportunity and choice.

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