This job expired on 27 June 2022

  • Job start date

    31 August 2022

  • Closing date

    27 June 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 June 2022

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Head of Department - Technology job summary

An opportunity has arisen for the Academy to appoint a candidate to the post of Head of Department – Technology. Working closely alongside the Head of Food and Nutrition, you would have direct responsibility for Product Design, Resistant Materials and Construction within the department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Technology across the ability and age range, KS3, KS4, KS5. You will have had previous successful experience of raising standards of attainment and levels of progress through your teaching of Technology, ideally with a specialism of Construction and Product Design. This post offers an ideal opportunity for a person who would like to move into a leadership and management post to develop the Technology department, whilst reviewing work plans, curriculum offer, learning, teaching, attainment and progress of current cohorts of students. The right candidate will need to possess a real commitment to delivering high standards for students and to the professional development of staff. A creative leader who is passionate about the subject and who has the ability to model outstanding practice, demonstrate innovative and inspirational methods of teaching whilst also being able to motivate and inspire both teachers and students will thrive in this position. The successful candidate will be responsible for proactively mentoring, developing, supporting and leading a department of Technology teachers and support staff with varying levels of experience and will be responsible for the delivery of outstanding and engaging lessons across all year groups and for the effective assessment of students against learning outcomes to ensure effective progress is made. You will also have high expectations of pupil behaviour and will be able to establish a consistent level of student discipline through your team, maintaining productive and respectful relationships with students. Quarrydale is oversubscribed and we are very proud of our students and staff, so this is an exciting career opportunity to join our friendly and inspirational Academy. If you feel that you have the ability and drive to enable our students to reach their full potential, joining our Academy also offers many personal benefits including: • a subsidised pension scheme • a strong commitment to your continuing professional development and training opportunities • close, convenient links to the M1 junction 28, Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield • close access to the peak district, national park and popular historical sites • A supportive environment in which your talents will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded • Access to Perkbox and Perkbox Medical (platforms which give employee benefits and inspire a unique employee experience, enriching personal and working lives) The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and other vetting procedures including the provision of two good references.
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About Quarrydale Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1230 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01623 554178

Quarrydale is a mixed 11-18 academy of around 1100 pupils, with approximately 130 sixth formers. We are situated in the town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, which is located between Sherwood Forest, the peak district and the City of Nottingham.
Connections to major conurbations in the region are excellent, housing is affordable and access to leisure facilities, and areas of cultural, natural and industrial heritage is good.
The academy itself is a popular and exciting place to work, with a friendly atmosphere and a real sense of team work.
The students are well behaved and Ofsted graded us as ‘Good’ in March 2017.
The education we offer at Quarrydale is built around a highly qualified team of staff committed to delivering a quality education to all our students in a calm, safe and secure environment where high quality learning can take place effectively. We work in partnership with parents to ensure that every child receives the best possible education and takes pride in being part of our successful and caring community.
At Quarrydale we combine our traditional values with the very latest teaching methods and technologies to inspire our students to succeed in everything they do. We have very high expectations of our students and place great emphasis on self-discipline, self-respect, hard work, achievement and high standards of behaviour.
We are committed to the pursuit of excellence, both in terms of the achievement of students and the quality of educational provision we deliver on a daily basis. We want to encourage all learners to develop a love of learning and enable everyone to reach the highest standards of which they are capable of.

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