Director of Technologies Barr Beacon School, Walsall, West Midlands

Job description

TLR 2A £6829

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford

We already have a committed team of technology teachers. Teachers who love their subjects, whether they be specialists in computing, media, design and technology or art. What we need is a leader who possesses the professional knowledge and interpersonal skills to further develop everyone’s individual talents and get everyone working together to provide pupils with the best possible experiences of these fascinating subjects.

Whether you are an existing middle leader or you are looking for the perfect post to progress your career, you could be our new Director of Technologies. We have unparalleled professional development opportunities, including a fully funded Masters programme and bespoke training for progression to senior leadership, should that be your aim.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant Degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

We urge you to visit us so you can see why we’re so successful – and whether you want to be a part of taking that success to new heights. Please get in touch to arrange a tour.

Employee benefits

Our teachers work very hard but they only ever do work which is going to make a difference for our pupils. That’s the ethos we expect you to buy into, driving your team to succeed while also being mindful of their well-being.

We believe in common sense approaches to everything. That means:

• Our teachers do minimal marking. Why spend ages with a red pen when there are much better ways to give pupils the feedback they need?

• We never ask for lesson plans. Of any kind. Ever.

• Although schemes of work and resources are provided, they are not prescriptive – we cherish individual approaches to delivery.

• There is no pressure to ‘put on a show’ in lessons: A culture of typicality is reinforced by no lesson gradings (outstanding, good, etc).

• Everyone has the highest expectations of behaviour, with all staff (not just teaching staff) reinforcing those expectations.

• A clear system of sanctions is applied consistently so staff don’t have to battle with pupils.

• Senior Leadership are very visible and all staff ‘own’ their corridors.

• CPD is tailored specifically to staff needs, based off their feedback. •

There are no prizes for looking busy or staying late – we work in a way that suits us we make sure you make time for ourselves and our families.

That’s just 9 of the things we do to secure our teachers’ well-being. There are many more here:

About Barr Beacon School

The word ‘outstanding’ appears a lot in advertisements for teachers – but at Barr Beacon School, it means more. With over 1000 requests for the 252 places available in Year 7 this September, parents would certainly agree. When Ofsted last visited, they merely confirmed what we already knew. How have we achieved all of this? Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated as we are. These amazing people work hard – in fact they work very hard – to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can. Whether they are the most able or or the least able, the most advantaged or the least advantaged, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching. Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about the place. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.

Old Hall Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0RF
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