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Head of Design and Technology Department

The Cotswold Academy, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Job details

Job role
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS/UPS £25,714-£41,604 + TLR

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a proficient, ambitious and passionate Head of Design and Technology to lead our well-resourced and high achieving department in September 2021.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly talented and experienced teacher, who wishes to make a real impact in this “truly exceptional school” where “behaviour is outstanding” (Ofsted).

• An exceptional leader, with a commitment to academic excellence, to develop our high quality, engaging curriculum, to stretch and challenge all students across the Key Stages
• An outstanding practitioner with a track record in securing excellent student outcomes and supporting and coaching others in achieving this
• A strong motivator, with good inter-personal skills, who thrives on leading and developing a team
• A teacher with an interest in developing the CAD/CAM within the curriculum
• A leader who is passionate about their subject area and keeps abreast of the latest research and developments
• Commitment to deliver extra-curricular opportunities

Employee benefits

• Full support from a Senior Leader
• A first class Behaviour for Learning system
• Excellent teaching resources
• Career development and progression
• Employee benefits, including an Employee Assistance Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme

Applying for the job

Download an application form from the school’s website: cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/recruitment
Please read our ‘Notes to applicants’ before applying.
Send to Mrs H Price, Personnel Manager, via the email or postal address below. CVs will not be accepted.

T: 01451 820554
E: personnel@thecotswoldschool.co.uk
W: cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk

The Cotswold School
The Avenue
GL54 2BD

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1408 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01451 823626

About The Cotswold Academy

The Cotswold School based in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, is an outstanding, caring secondary comprehensive school. The School is a highly popular, happy and successful 11-18 Academy school set in beautiful, rural surroundings between Cheltenham and Oxford. At the School is an incredible group of staff who do go that extra mile to provide our pupils with an outstanding education. Our values of friendship and knowledge underpin all our activities across a broad spectrum of subjects and extra-curriculum offerings.

The Cotswold School has earned a superb reputation, locally and nationally, consistently appearing among the top state schools at both GCSE and A Level for many years.

Here is an overview:

Inclusive values
The values of friendship and knowledge, symbolised on our school badge, underpin all our learning and development activities and also ensure that we support the wellbeing of our students and staff. A non-selective school, we have a fabulous parent and carer community, who are supportive of and engaged with their children’s learning.

Excellent outcomes
Thanks to excellent student outcomes, we are the second-highest ranked comprehensive in the South West; and in the UK’s top 30 non-selective co-educational secondary schools, according to the influential Sunday Times 2020 Parent Power league tables. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in the last four consecutive inspections.

Building the future
We continue to build on our success: we opened a Sixth Form centre in 2018 to support our thriving 16-18 provision; a fully refurbished gymnasium in 2019; and a £5.8 million 10-classroom space and modernised science labs are due in 2021. Pupil intake increases by 30 places in Year 7 from September 2021.

Outstanding learning and development
Our ethos is simple: a commitment to excellent teaching and aspiration, which drives progress and attainment. Children who learn with us thrive academically and also personally, with opportunities to take part in a huge range of extra-curricular clubs; writing competitions and debates; performances; community fundraising; student leadership; and careers events.

Aspirations and destinations
The great majority of our students stay with us into the Sixth Form and progress, in many cases, to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and a variety of other prestigious destinations.

The Cotswold School is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school. It is an excellent place to teach, learn and develop; to share best practice and support the progression of fellow professionals and students.

Arranging a visit to The Cotswold Academy

If you are applying for a job with us, we encourage you to come and see the school for yourself.

Contact Mrs H Price, Personnel Manager, if you have any questions about your application and to arrange a visit.
T: 01451 83626
E: personnel@thecotswoldschool.co.uk

School location

The Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD

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