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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 9:30 am

  • Date listed

    1 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Teachers’ Main Pay Range or Upper Pay Range

Job summary

We are looking for a passionate, innovative and dedicated Design Technology subject specialist to lead our Design team across Textiles, Food and Nutrition and Design Technology. We are looking for someone who enjoys sharing their enthusiasm as well as their knowledge with students; someone with excellent subject knowledge, awareness of current developments in the field and a drive to seek and develop new curriculum opportunities.

We offer extremely motivated and high achieving students, supportive colleagues and a wide range of opportunities for professional development. This is a really happy environment in which teaching and support staff work together to provide students with a high quality, broad and balanced education.

Employee benefits

TLR 2B (£4,785)

Applying for the job

If you would like to find out more about the role and the application procedure for this post, please visit the vacancy section of our website: www.suttcold.bham.sch.uk/vacancies

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1160 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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Contact phone number

About Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

At Sutton Girls, our focus is on providing high quality teaching and learning, personal development and wellbeing within a supportive, aspirational environment. Students are highly motivated, have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to learn. Whilst we have a long history of excellent GCSE and A-level results, we provide students with so much more than mastery of examination syllabuses. Students are encouraged to embrace challenges, apply their knowledge, and build their resilience and independence.

Our students are drawn from across the city of Birmingham, with many travelling long distances to be a part of Sutton Girls. There are over 1100 students in the school, including 270 students in our Sixth Form. We continue to be oversubscribed at Year 7 with six form entry throughout Years 7 to 11; many students also choose to join the school in Year 12. We are fortunate to have great facilities which are well-maintained; these include recently refurbished science laboratories, new classroom block and multi-purpose social space, sports hall and library.

This is an ideal school for you if you want to enjoy teaching your subject, be asked thought provoking questions by students and have time to discuss pedagogy with colleagues. Here you will be treated as a professional; there is a supportive SLT, a peer observation programme rather than formal lesson observations and a regular staff forum. You do not need previous experience of a grammar school setting (either as a teacher or a student). Our staff have a range of teaching backgrounds with many coming from co-educational and/or comprehensive settings.

The strength of the Sutton Girls community has been evident in the way we are communicating and supporting each other through these very unusual times. We have fantastic results (August 2020: 82% of GCSE grades were 7-9 and 55% were grades 8/9, at A-level 85% of grades were A*/B and 55% A*/A) and we continue to reflect on ways we can improve. Teaching and learning sessions are embedded into our staff meetings, we routinely look to develop our current practice. We put growth mind set strategies and Character Development into our day to day activities and seek ways to maintain and develop staff and student well-being.

It was fantastic to welcome the students back to the classroom in September, and then again in March, when we put a great deal of planning into the full re-opening of the School to make sure all students and staff feel safe in their environment. Throughout the lockdowns, we continued to review schemes of work and develop our use of digital technology, particularly Microsoft Teams, to enable us to support teaching and learning remotely. We do this with realistic expectations of the progress students will be able to make whilst working independently and are mindful of the challenges of working from home for teachers, students and families. We continue to promote a love of learning, a positive and resilient approach and a strong sense of community, whether students are in school or learning from home.

Arranging a visit to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Please telephone 0121 354 1479 or email recruitment@suttcold.bham.sch.uk and a member of our HR team will contact you.

School location

Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5PT

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