11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Subjects
Design and technology, Engineering
Working pattern
Term time
35 hrs Mon-Fri 8am-4pm x 39.4wks term time only
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£21,943-£24,184
Actual salary
£18,541- £20,435

Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic individual who is passionate about Design and Technology who can use their skills and experience to help our students succeed.
You will support teaching and learning by:
• preparing materials for lessons e.g. wood, metal, electronics and plastics and setting up equipment and tools.
• help ensure health and safety in the department,
• organise workshops and the preparation room,
• monitor stock and supplies
• coordinate the maintenance, inspection and cleaning of equipment including all machinery and tools.
The role includes working alongside teachers to support learning in practical lessons and demonstrations.
You must be able:
• to communicate effectively with young people to support learning and development,
• be flexible, committed and possess sound administrative and IT skills.
You should have experience of working in an appropriate technology or workshop environment and know how to operate and maintain machinery, tools and equipment and possess a working knowledge of health and safety requirements.
This is an excellent opportunity for graduates and those considering a career in teaching.

Applying for the job

Application forms and further details are available from our website: www.heathside.surrey.sch.uk.
To apply please send a fully completed application form and to jobapplications@heathside.surrey.sch.uk. Please note CVs cannot be accepted. Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 1st November 2021

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1269 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01932 846162

About Heathside School

Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1279 students on roll, 212 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2019 91% of students achieved Grade 9-4 English and Mathematics. At A level 71% of students gained A*-B. The school’s value added has risen year on year together with its GCSE average point score. Although we are pleased with this progress, which places us in the top 20% of schools nationally, (P8 0.41) we think we can do even better and our aim is to be one of the highest achieving schools not just in Surrey but nationally.

Our staff are extremely dedicated. Many began their teaching careers at Heathside and have grown and developed into both pastoral and curriculum leaders. CPD is valued and tailored to meeting the needs of our staff and improving teaching and learning. We have a small team of Lead Practitioners, who work with the Assistant Principal, CPD, to offer a wide-ranging training programme to staff.

Our students predominately come from Weybridge and travel to school by foot, bicycle or train, with the furthest catchment area distance being 1.6 miles from the school. Year on year the school is heavily over-subscribed. The prior attainment of students at KS2 is above the National average and they make very good progress at expected and more than expected measures. Like all schools though, we still feel that there is more that we could be doing to achieve even better outcomes. We are a self- evaluating school and regularly look to see what we can do better to improve all areas of provision.

The school was graded as 'Good' in the last Ofsted inspection. In the 2018 report, Leadership and management, Behaviour and safety and the Sixth Form were judged outstanding. Governance was also found to be a key strength. You can read all of the reports on our website.

The School is part of ElmWey Learning Trust. A second school, Heathside Walton-on-Thames, a new free school, is set to open nearby to fulfil a basic need for more school places within Elmbridge, where pupil numbers are set to rise markedly by this point in time.

School location

Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ

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