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  • Start date details

    After Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Main/Upper Pay Range £30,000 - £46,525 per annum

Additional allowances

Plus TLR 2b - current value £5,349 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

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.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • Great opportunities for continuing professional development and a career pathway across the trust.
  • A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued.
  • The benefit of working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust.
  • Membership of the Teachers' Pension Scheme which the trust also contributes to on your behalf.
  • Recognition of previous service with other schools, academies, local government etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Irelands leading wellbeing provider.
  • Good public transport links via Tyne and Wear Metro and road links from the A19 and A1058.

Further details about the role

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About Benfield School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
979 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0191 265 6091

Our school is one of six 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.

Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-18 school 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.

Arranging a visit to Benfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email benfieldrecruitment@neatat.org.uk.

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