11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    26 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    30 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Design and technology
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Teacher QTPS + TLR2B

Job summary

Head of Design Technology
(Design Technology, Food and ICT)

Job Title/Post: Head of Design Technology
Salary: QTPS + TLR2B
Immediately responsible to: Assistant Headteacher
Immediately responsible for: 3x Faculty staff (Design Technology, Food and ICT)
Job Purpose:
To assist the Head Teacher in raising standards of student attainment and achievement within Performance in line with national and school policies/ priorities. This will include Leading, Developing and Managing the quality of teaching; monitoring and supporting student progress to raise standards in the quality of learning and making strategic evaluations of teaching, learning, personnel, finance and premises issues in your curriculum area.
To co-ordinate delivery of Performance across the curriculum and Key Stages and to liaise with other members of the Extended Leadership/Senior Leadership Team where necessary, to ensure continuity and progression throughout the curriculum.
The Head of Design & Technology will;
1. Maintain a clear vision which demands high expectations from both colleagues and pupils, focused on pupils’ achievement
2. Ensure standards of pupil attainment and achievement within the curriculum area are the highest possible; to monitor and support all pupils’ progress and be accountable for that progress
3. Develop and enhance the teaching practice of others in order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning throughout the department
4. Ensure the provision of an appropriate, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils studying within the department
5. Be accountable for leading, managing, deploying and developing the teaching and support staff of the Design and Technology department; together with the accountability for the effective use of financial and physical resources
Leadership and Management Responsibilities
1. To lead the development and implementation of appropriate syllabuses, schemes of work and resources of the curriculum area that reflect national developments in the subject area and teaching practice and methodology
2. To ensure that knowledge of such developments in the curriculum area and current understanding of how students learn most effectively is personally maintained and disseminated to other teachers
3. To liaise with the assigned member of the Senior Leadership Team in order to ensure appropriate response is made to curriculum development and initiatives at national, regional and local levels
4. To monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of practice in the curriculum area, especially related to examination entry and performance (including school context groups) and with regard to the implementation of School Policies within the department such as assessment, recording and reporting. To develop strategies for improvement as a result of monitoring performance data and reviewing patterns within the school’s performance management structure. To use this knowledge to write the departmental improvement plan and involve the link governor in this process
5. To undertake performance management reviews ensuring that there is a clear focus on teaching and learning and pupil progress; that staff development needs are identified and appropriate programmes investigated, planned and implemented
6. To lead on the department’s use of data to monitor and track pupil attainment and progress, identifying underachievement and forming appropriate interventions to ensure that the targets of individual and groups of pupils are met
7. To agree/set and vigorously support the achievement of pupil progress targets in order to contribute to whole school targets ensuring the effective use of performance data. To ensure that all teachers within the department are aware of the needs of all pupils and groups and to make provision for this in their planning. To use frequent, regular and well-structured meetings to support this
8. To work with colleagues to formulate, monitor and evaluate the department's strategic improvement plan ensuring that it links with the School Improvement Plan and accurately reflects the learning needs of pupils
9. To support the Senior Leadership Team in meeting whole school priorities and in realising the school’s shared vision of continual self-improvement
10. To ensure that all colleagues know and understand the school targets from the School development Plan and the part they play in achieving these
11. To take an active role within middle leadership meetings in order to ensure that the curriculum area makes a full contribution to the education of all students in the context of the School development Plan and whole school developments/policies
12. To promote and monitor, within the department, school policies related to issues of literacy, numeracy and the use of ICT; homework; lesson planning; record keeping and matters of health and safety (including the maintenance of attractive teaching and learning environments)
13. To ensure the effective day to day management of the curriculum including deployment of staff and resources and making appropriate arrangements for classes in the event of staff absences for effective continuation of pupils’ learning.
14. To participate in the selection process for departmental appointments and ensure effective induction of new staff in accordance with School procedures
15. To ensure that teaching groups are organised so that the interests of all pupils are best met and in which individuals are encouraged to perform at the highest possible level
16. To work effectively with the School SENCO in order to ensure that appropriate systems and support mechanisms are used to maximise the achievement possibilities of all pupils
17. To ensure opportunities are explored to develop pupils’ awareness and use of Design and Technology beyond the classroom

Class Teacher Responsibilities
1. Provide an excellent environment and culture for learning in the classroom
2. Ensure own practice is of a high standard and continue to develop your professional skills and knowledge
3. To develop and deliver innovative schemes of learning and assessment in line with new specifications, curriculum requirements and related pedagogy
4. To promote and inspire pupils through planning which considers the needs and progress of all, creativity in the classroom, vocational support and Assessment for Learning
5. Actively seek student voice/feedback to raise standards
6. To involve the Teaching Assistant in planning to provide high quality individual support with targeted intervention
7. To ensure Health and Safety standards are met and risk assessments carried out and recorded

Achievement and Standards

1. Continually assess pupil progress
2. To provide pupils and parents with high quality feedback in order to drive attainment
3. To use available data to plan, review and monitor progress of all pupils in order to promote rigorous improvement of attainment
4. Promote equality of performance and achievement of all pupils and student groups

Other Specific Responsibilities
1. To take on the role of form tutor
2. To carry out other professional duties in line with the teaching standards
3. To promote actively the school’s corporate policies
4. To actively engage in the staff and school review and development process
5. To carry out other responsibilities as determined by the Headteacher, following negotiation
6. To participate in all school open evenings and other appropriate calendared events
7. To contribute to the school’s wide and varied extra-curricular programme


Employee benefits

Salary: Teacher QTPS + TLR2B
Start date: 1st September 2021
Contract type: Full-time
Suitable for Experienced teachers
Contract term: Permanent

Hazel Wood High wishes to appoint a hardworking and enthusiastic Head of Design and Technology, capable of making a strong contribution to our rapidly improving school. We are passionate about delivering a high quality and engaging Design and Technology curriculum and this is a great opportunity to join a dedicated and hardworking Design and Technology Faculty where you will be supported to develop your practice. We see this position as a key role in developing the Design and Technology opportunities for our students.

We believe that Hazel Wood High is a great place to work. This post offers you the opportunity to work in/with:

· A school with a strong will and determination to continue to improve
· A school that has high expectations of all who work here
· A school that places teaching and learning at the heart of school improvement
· A school that is driven by strong values, invests in its staff and students and has a high
· regard for their welfare
· A supportive and cooperative teaching staff who are committed to their roles
· A school that works effectively with all stakeholders
· A caring school where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people

You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond.

Employees of Hazel Wood High have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau and references.

Applicants are asked to complete the application form and write a letter, which responds to the person specification, which tells us about your experience and skills relevant to the post and stating why they feel they would be suitable for the position; this must include how candidates meet all essential aspects of the person specification.
Please do not send CV’s. Completed applications and supporting letters should be returned by email to the HR department at recruitment@hazelwoodhigh.co.uk. We would welcome applications as soon as possible, the final deadline is 12 noon 26th April 2021, however applications that arrive earlier than this date will be considered as and when we receive them.

Applying for the job

Please do not send CV’s. Completed applications and supporting letters should be returned by email to the HR department at recruitment@hazelwoodhigh.co.uk. We would welcome applications as soon as possible, the final deadline is 12 noon 26th April 2021, however applications that arrive earlier than this date will be considered as and when we receive them.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
626 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0161 797 6543

About Hazel Wood High School

Hazel Wood High School opened on the 2nd September 2019 as a sponsored Academy as part of Oak Learning Partnership, the school was formerly known as Broad Oak Sports College. Our new school launched following significant improvement works and it is a school we are very proud of.

Hazel Wood High School is a smaller than average secondary school with 650 students currently on roll and standard intake number of 650 that we hope to grow to 720 by the end of the Academic Year 2022. Pupil numbers are rising and our current Year 7 is above capacity and is oversubscribed.

Hazel Wood High School retains its position at the heart of its local community and many families have sent all of their children to the school which contributes to the strong relationships we have with our parent body. We have good relationships with our local primary partners and take our students from over 22 different primary schools.

We currently have 38 teaching staff all of which are specialists in their teaching areas ably supported by 26 members of support staff. Staff are committed not only to providing a safe and stimulating classroom and learning environment but also to providing opportunities that enrich the lives of our students.

We place great emphasis on an engaging curriculum and we are very proud of our unique Year 7 transition model that aims to ensure a smooth, positive and exciting experience throughout the transition year both academically and pastorally.

Our central values of Respect, Responsibility and Aspiration permeate everything we do and we would encourage you to come into school to have a look around and talk with our staff at any time.

Arranging a visit to Hazel Wood High School

Please contact the school on 0161 797 6543 and ask to speak with HR.

School location

Hazel Avenue, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 7QT

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