Curriculum Leader – Technology and Art

Droylsden Academy, Manchester, Greater Manchester


Job details

Subjects Design Technology, Art
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 2 to Upper pay range 3, £26,298 to £40,490

Job description

Pay Scale: MPR/UPR + TLR 1 (TLR point dependant on experience of successful candidate)

Closing Date: 29th March 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: September 2020

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, skilled and creative Curriculum Leader with a specialism in Design Technology who is passionate about Design and Technology and Art education.

With responsibility for managing the Art, Photography, Food and Design and Technology team, along with an Assistant Faculty Leader and two technicians, you will have strong leadership and interpersonal skills that promote high quality teaching. You will be responsible for the development and management of this forward thinking and successful department.

We are looking for a Curriculum Leader who will embrace our drive to ensure that Design and Technology and Art is at the core of our curriculum and has students' progress at the forefront of their teaching.

The School:

Droylsden Academy is enjoying a period of rapid improvement; this is a very exciting time to join us as we are building a team of committed professionals who are driven in making our vision of becoming outstanding a reality.

The Academy was recently inspected and Ofsted noted the rapid progress our school is making. The result of this inspection was the school being judged good in all areas.

“Pupils behave well, they are proud of their school and take on leadership roles readily”
“The school’s core values of politeness, hardworking and honesty are in abundance”
“Pupils are interested in their learning because teachers have excellent subject knowledge and plan carefully”

If you are a teacher who;

• Has an excellent track record
• Has sound subject knowledge
• Is an excellent classroom practitioner
• Is interested in working with a strong and committed faculty within the school

this is the ideal opportunity for you.

All candidates must hold QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. To ensure this, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Interested applicants should complete a Droylsden Academy Application Form and Equal Opportunities Application Form available on the school website at

Completed applications should be returned to: or Human Resources Department, Droylsden Academy, Manor Road, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6QD.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Good subject knowledge
Evidence of successful teaching across the range appropriate to the post
Ability to use assessment to raise standards of achievement
Effective leadership of a team of people
Knowledge of strategies to improve Faculty
Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences orally and in writing
The skill and ability to demonstrate an excellent level of practical skill in the subjects taught
Ability to use ICT as a teaching tool and for administrative purposes

Employee benefits

MPR/UPR + TLR 1 (TLR point dependant on experience of successful candidate)

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 894 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Droylsden Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Manor Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M43 6QD