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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time Teaching Position

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced teacher of Technology, with a specialism in Product Design/Resistant Materials.

Rhyddings, part of the LET Education Trust, are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified Head of Technology to join our successful and expanding team and school.

We are looking for an excellent practitioner who is both creative and challenging in their teaching. They will be passionate and committed to ensuring pupils maximise their potential and achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across our whole 11-16 age and ability range and as a middle leader will be well supported by our strong team of likeminded colleagues who are mutually supportive.

As a middle leader you will be expected to have experience in teaching across both KS3 & KS4. You will have autonomy on curriculum intent and GCSE specifications and will also work closely with a member of SLT and other Technology specialists from the Trust.We want a teacher who strives for excellence, builds fantastic relationships and maximises pupil progress. A commitment to extra curricular provision is essential.The Trust operates full salary portability on the Main Professional Scales (MPS1- UPS3).

As a subject leader you will have the scope to develop the curriculum further and shape the offer at Rhyddings to meet the challenges of preparing pupils progressing onto post 16 opportunities, within the technology related sector and disciplines. We have strong links with local businesses and Post 16 providers.

What the school offers its staff

The department currently has a food and nutrition specialist and we have excellent resources and facilities including a suited technology area comprising 4 classrooms.3 specialists rooms are, a computer suite for CAD/CAM with Laser Cutter, a traditional workshop, which is well resourced, food room and general teaching space with traditional tables and chairs. There is a full time Technology Support Assistant.

We currently teach 2 hours per fortnight at KS3, at KS4 there is 5 hours per fortnight forthe GCSE option groups who currently follow the AQA specifications in Design & Technology - Product Design or Food Preparation and Nutrition. The popularity of these subjects has grown and there are healthy group sizes in both years 10 & 11. Group size at KS3 is approx. 20 pupils.

The department has been involved in STEM activities and also bake off and design competitions.

We have excellent training, support and professional development for all staff from Main Scale to UPS.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rhyddings has Child Safeguarding Policies/Procedures in place and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance to us and you are expected to share this commitment. All staff fully comply with the school’s policies/procedures, attend appropriate training, inform the designated person of any concerns, record any potential safeguarding incidents appropriately. Staff are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions. Staff should work, and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way.

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About Rhyddings

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
642 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01254 231 051

We would like to extend a warm welcome from all pupils, staff, governors and trustees of Rhyddings. Rhyddings serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area of Hyndburn. It has been at the heart of the community for over 90 years and although a smaller than average high school, but expanding, we cater for pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds. The school enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

We continue to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences. We are also part of a group of founding schools in Hyndburn to form the LET multi- academy trust (MAT), within Hyndburn, with a neighbouring high school and two primary schools.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral Year and House Continent system, with year group tutoring further supporting the child. This provides the care and guidance pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

We have an active extra-curricular programme and run a number of annual residential trips both here and abroad. Close links with the local Rotary Club provides access to bespoke programmes, community work and charitable activities. Pupils also have the opportunity to participate and complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and some participate in The Prince’s Trust programme.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk.

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