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Head of Department - DT, Engineering and Electronics

King Henry School, Erith, Kent, DA8 3BN

This job expired on 31 October 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    January 2023

  • Closing date

    31 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS + Outer London weighting + TL2A £7,017 + £3-5k Recruitment & Retention Bonus

Head of Department - DT, Engineering and Electronics job summary

We know it can be difficult to recruitexceptional teachers into departmentalleadership positions, so we are offering aRecruitment and Retention Bonus of £3,000 - £5,000for the successful candidate who takes on this role (amount based on prior experience and vision/capacity to further improvethe department). Half of the bonus is payable in your first month, and the second half is payable in August 2023 provided you are still employed and are not working a notice period).​​​​​​​

Are you ready for the next step in your teaching career? Are you seeking a new opportunity for January 2023 that offers progression? Are you an ambitious DT Engineering and Electronics practitioner, ready to lead, motivate and inspire an entire department?

We are looking to recruit an extraordinary Head of Department - DT Engineering and Electronics who shares our vision and commitment the young people of this community. You will be joining a highly motivated and passionate group of staff who work tirelessly in the best interests of the students. Staff development is central to everything we do and you will receive weekly CPD sessions as well as designated department time to work collaboratively with team members.

Note that Leigh Academies Trust is currently supporting King Henry School to recruit exceptional staff who can make an immediate positive impact on the school community and all of its students. Click here to read about the potential transition of King Henry to Leigh Academies Trust in early 2023. This is a hugely exciting time to join King Henry School and for our staff to work together under the remarkable leadership of John Dixon, Principal.

Click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification for the role of Head of Department.

We’d like to hear from candidates who are:

  • An excellent leader, passionate about learning and has strong subject knowledge within the DT Engineering and Electronics curriculum area
  • Collaborative, able to build strong professional relationships
  • Able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential
  • Energetic and have a can-do attitude
  • Confident and has strong career aspirations
  • Committed to safeguarding and the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school
  • Prepared to be involved in leading co-curricular activities either within or outside of their teaching subject​​​​​​​

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About King Henry School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1537 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Application process:

Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates may be keen to visit the school before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Pam Morey - PA to the Principal - via email at PMorey@kinghenry.org.uk. Visits will be offered throughout September/early October 2022 - please ensure you offer a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the school.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Pam Morey (as above) in the first instance.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information please contact Elene Redelinghuys (Recruitment Coordinator) on 01634 412 263 or elene.redelinghuys@latrust.org.uk.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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