Director of Technology Great Barr Academy, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job description

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1c (£9,661 – pay award pending)

Our Design & Technology Department is based in a suite of well-resourced specialist teaching rooms which include 3 modern Food Technology rooms, an Engineering Room, 4 workshops and 2 Textiles rooms.

KS3 students currently study Resistant Materials, Textiles Technology and Food Technology on a rotation. Each of these subjects is optional at KS4 as a GCSE course. Design and Technology with a specialist route in different materials will be offered instead of Resistant Materials in September 2020.

Each subject area is led by a TLR 2 Lead Teacher who reports to the Director of Technology. There are two DT technicians, one working in Food and Textiles, the other in RM.

You will manage the day to day smooth running of the department, ensure appropriate schemes of work are in place which meet the needs of our pupils, that data is analysed and used to drive prompt and effective intervention where necessary, and that the team is clearly directed, supported and developed. You will draw all aspects of Design and Technology together to forge a strong team which consistently delivers lessons our children enjoy and look forward to.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject

Essential qualifications

Relevant degree and QTS

Essential skills and experience

You will be a specialist in one of the subjects we deliver or are planning to deliver. You will have considerable experience of leading a curriculum area, managing a small team and promoting rapid progress for all students and you will be able to demonstrate this through student progress data. You will have drive and initiative and will be a role model for your team in terms of teaching consistently good and outstanding lessons. You will have the skills to develop a strong team ethos and collaborative working. You will be a manager who leads by example and is not afraid to challenge under-performance.

About Great Barr Academy

Great Barr Academy is sponsored by Shaw Education Trust. We are based in north Birmingham and have a large, diverse and vibrant community of students. We have a well-established and very successful Sixth Form. We pride ourselves on our strong ethos which values inclusion, good citizenship, mutual respect and collaboration. We aim to provide a wide range of stimulating opportunities to expand our students’ horizons within an environment in which they feel safe and well cared for and in which they can achieve their best, develop self-confidence and flourish as individuals. We encourage the active participation of parents/carers in their children’s education; only when the school, the child and parents/carers are working together will children excel.

Aldridge Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU
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