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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Design and technology, Health and social care
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Qualified Teacher Pay Range T1 to T9 (£25,714 p.a. to £41,604 p.a.)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher with strong subject knowledge in Design and Technology to lead the Department (including Health and Social Care).

Employee benefits

TLR 2A (currently £7,017 p.a.)

Applying for the job

Head of Design and Technology
Qualified Teacher Pay Scale and TLR 2A (currently £7,017 p.a.)

(Required from September 2021)

Turton is an oversubscribed and high-achieving 11-18 school of 1600 students, with 320 in the Sixth Form.

We are an innovative Leadership Team, looking at creative and exciting approaches to teaching and learning, in order to engage and challenge both staff and students. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher with strong subject knowledge in Design and Technology to lead the Department (including Health and Social Care)

Candidates must have the ability to motivate and inspire others, the commitment to care for everyone in our school community and an enthusiasm for learning and teaching that energises young people and allows them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they will need for their futures.

The distinctive Turton ethos is values-led. Compassion and good relationships underpin all of our practices. The successful candidate will join a team of hard-working and dedicated colleagues, supportive parents, a fully involved governing body and inspiring students.

Teachers are our most valued resource, thus professional development is at the heart of our working practice. We run our innovative and highly effective ‘Triad’ programme – a collaborative programme that operates on the principles of collegiality as a way of supporting everyone’s development. This is within a school culture that values teachers, promotes well-being and ensures a manageable workload.

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The school is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further details of the school and an application form please contact the school or alternatively visit our website where you will find a full application pack (via our TES Portal link) including the facility to download the school’s application form. E-mail responses to shawj@turton.uk.com.

Application forms should be returned for the attention of Sam Gorse, Head Teacher by 9.00 a.m. on Monday 19th April 2021. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 28th April 2021.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
1535 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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Contact email
Contact phone number

About Turton School


Turton is a hugely popular, successful and continuously improving 11-19 high school in the north of Bolton. We have a genuinely comprehensive intake of 1650 students, including 320 in the Sixth Form. In 2020, we received 649 applications for our 270 places in the new Year 7. Turton is an equally popular place to work with a stable staff body and a good deal of interest in teaching posts advertised.

Turton prides itself on being both an academic and a caring school resulting in high levels of attainment across the full range of subjects. Students consistently achieve well above borough and national averages at both GCSE and A Level. Our continual quest for intellectual excellence and high achievement enables many of our students to access top flight universities including Oxbridge.

Our Turton values underpin everything that we do here and inform every aspect of our daily interactions with each other in the Turton community. The pursuit of wisdom, combined with a strong sense of humanity is at the heart of all our ambitions for the studnets and staff at Turton.

Compassion is the key to positive relationships and we see this as a guiding principle that underpins all interactions.

Our aim is to provide a vibrant and nurturing learning environment where students can flourish. We constantly challenge our thinking and pride ourselves on an environment of collegiality and professional development for staff. Teachers at Turton work hard, but they work together in a supportive, collaborative atmosphere, where everyone aspires to be their best.

Our values of courage and wisdom guide us in our endeavour to strike the balance between deeply caring for an nurturing our students, developing, in them, good character and promoting high achievement.

From our feeder primary schools through to university, college or the world of work, our pastoral system and Student Support Centre nurture our young people and aim to remove any barriers to learning so that everyone can fulfil their potential. As well as group tutors and pastoral leaders, an excellent team of academic, community and behaviour mentors offer additional guidance, support and stability to all who will benefit and an extensive and dedicated Learning Support team nurture those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Our curriculum across all subjects is designed on a 21st Century Trivium. In this way we aim to synthesise a progressive school culture with traditional teaching methods.

We want to offer every child at Turton the best education possible, working on the premise that the purpose of education is not solely to get a job, it is to help students thrive, to learn how to think, to become wise and learn about life and to understand life so that they can go on to lead a good life; a life of well-being.

Following the removal of National Curriculum levels, we have thoughtfully re-designed our KS3 curriculum with a focus on the three ways of the Trivium. Each subject has carefully debated and discussed what is required at each key stage, then sequenced their curriculum around a cohesive narrative that takes students on an exploration of knowledge and understanding from year 7 through to year 13. Each year includes a broad and deep educational experience that extends way beyond simply what is required at GCSE.

Assessment in KS3 is predominantly formative, with end of year summative tests that establish whether children are meeting age related expectations or not yet.

The main aim in KS3 is the acquisition of knowledge and skills and the development of a strong work ethic and effective learning habits.

At GCSE we offer a broad, balanced and academically challenging curriculum which prepares students well for their next steps. Whereas in KS3 embedding the grammar (knowledge) elements of Trivium predominates, in KS4 dialectical teaching which helps students to develop as thinkers and philosophers comes to the fore. Practice and self-discipline help prepare students well for their exams.

The Sixth Form offers a broad and rich range of A level subjects to both our own students who stay on and external students who join us for the college years. In addition we offer a small number of BTECs and a world of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities.

We are an open and collaborative school. Openness, trust, honesty and integrity are essential to the way we work. We encourage all students, staff, parents, governors, neighbours, employers and support agencies to become involved in school life. We seek to be responsive rather than reactive. Students, parents and staff know they can come to talk to us at any time to discuss problems and make suggestions.

Turton is a very hardworking, fast moving and forward thinking school. For those seeking the challenge of providing the very best learning opportunities, while nurturing attitudes of compassion, consideration, independence and resilience in the next generation, Turton is an extremely rewarding place to work.

If you find the Turton Values and the job information which follow of interest and you feel that you would like to come and make a contribution to our future development, then we will be pleased to hear from you.

May we take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and wish you well in this and any future applications.

Best Regards

Sam Gorse
Head Teacher
September 2020

Arranging a visit to Turton School

Visits to the school prior to interview can be arranged. Unfortunately, candidates would not be able to meet with anybody involved in the interview process, as we would not want any other candidate to be disadvantaged. Students would provide the tour. A full tour of the school, however, will be provided as part of the interview process, along with the opportunity to meet staff and ask questions.

School location

Bromley Cross Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL7 9LT

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