Design and technology
MR/UPR (TLR 1.4)
Collingwood College is looking to appoint a Head of Design and Technology
Collingwood College is looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Design and Technology to join our well-resourced and friendly D&T team. This role will involve teaching a mix of KS3, KS4 and KS5 classes with a particular focus on A level Product Design and L2 Cambridge Nationals Systems and Control.
We are a forward thinking & well-resourced department with access to 4 well equipped workshops, 2 dedicated IT suites, 5 3D printers, 2 Laser cutters, CNC Milling and most every type of traditional workshop machinery. D&T a very popular KS4 option subject, with around 170 pupils electing to take a D&T subject each year at KS4 and KS5 Currently we offer the new D&T GCSE with tailored routes in Resistant Materials or Graphics & Textiles, as well as GCSE Food & Nutrition and very popular level 2 courses in Engineering Manufacture and Smart Product Design with Electronics. We also offer the D&T A-Level in Product Design. The department is passionate about D&T and raising the profile of STEM. We operate a successful Robot Wars club (with a recent TV appearance) and Green power Electric Race car team, currently ranked 7th out of 250 Teams Nationally.
The Candidate The post will appeal to experienced teachers who want to progress in a high performing team with the oversight of a breadth of Design and Technology subjects. Additionally, the candidate will have modern D&T skills and a specialist knowledge of Electronics and Engineering disciplines. Candidates with strong skills in 3D CAD software (Inventor/Solid works), experience in 3D printing, Laser cutting and CNC machining will be well suited to the role. A candidate with a passion for extracurricular commitments and working with young people outside the Department would also be highly desirable.
Why Work for us
Collingwood provides a high level of support and professional development and can offer a positive, friendly and welcoming working environment. Collingwood College is a High-Performing Specialist Academy for Technology and Applied Learning and a “Good School with Outstanding Leadership and Management” (OFSTED January 2017).
Applying for the job
Please note that, where the response to an advertisement has been exceptional, occasionally shortlisting and interviews may be arranged at short notice or prior to the closing date. Candidates are therefore, encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible. Available via College website and HR.
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service will be required.More on how to apply
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