Benfield School is looking to appoint to our newly created role of Head of the Design Technology Department. You will develop and implement methods of assessment and ensure the delivery of a curriculum that is engaging and meets the needs of all learners.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with an existing framework of high quality teaching with shaping a new department. We have taken the opportunity to separate Art and Textiles from Design Technology to create a new department which will support vocational and academic qualifications in Design Technology. This creates an amazing chance to shape the role and make your mark. The department has the use of a food technology room, a workshop and additional classroom teaching spaces.
We are looking for someone who can inspire and influence and;
- Can evidence designing and teaching effective lessons that are personalised to learner needs.
- Has experience of contributing to the design, delivery and evaluation of a department's curriculum.
- Can work well as a team with other staff, communicating to a variety of audiences.
Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-16 school and it has a distinct ethos with strong sense of support and loyalty. Excellent relationships between students and staff and a purposeful learning environment is evident in lessons and around the modernised site. With this foundation, students have a strong platform to be confident, happy and are able to achieve their aspiration.
Our school is one of seven primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.
Interested? If you would like to join us and feel you could thrive here, then please read the accompanying Job Description and Person Specification and complete an application form by clicking ‘apply now’ no later than midnight on Sunday 25th February 2024.
Please note that interviews are scheduled to take place on either 28th or 29th February 2024.
NEAT Academy Trust are committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. For shortlisted candidates, we will conduct an online search as part of our screening.
As this vacancy involves working with children and young people, you must declare relevant criminal convictions when you apply for the job. A criminal record will not automatically stop you from getting the job but we will consider the nature of the offence when assessing how suitable you are for the job and discuss this with you at interview. If this job is in regulated activity we will also check if you are barred from working with children. If you are barred from working with children it is an offence for you to apply for a job.
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