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  • Start date details

    Easter 2023 or September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 November 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main scale to Upper pay scale

Additional allowances

A TLR will be attached to this post

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a person who:

Ÿ Is passionate about Design and Technology and an ability to communicate this to others

Ÿ Ability to lead a team and able to build positive and productive working relationships with staff, pupils and parents

Ÿ Can deliver a creative and innovative approach to teaching and is able to deliver outstanding teaching and learning

Ÿ Can implement Google Classroom and online learning tools within lessons where necessary to meet the diverse needs of learners.

Ÿ Show organisation and the ability to complete necessary assessment documentation and information needed for record keeping.

Ÿ Has a proven track record of success as a teacher, as exemplified by good examination results

Ÿ Is committed to making learning a challenging, exciting and worthwhile activity for our youngsters

Ÿ Enjoys working with young people, has high expectations and can unlock potential

Ÿ Is ambitious and will welcome professional development opportunities

Ÿ Shows commitment, enthusiasm, and flexibility in their approach to the subject

Ÿ Has the ability to stay positive and meet deadlines even when working under pressure.

Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • Effective communicator
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Resilient and energetic
  • Firm but fair
  • High professional standards
  • Dynamic, positive and constructive
  • Approachable and caring
  • Good health and attendance record
  • A good sense of humour.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity to work with motivated ‘confident, calm and caring’ students, supportive parents and dedicated staff
  • A location close to mainline railway and bus services, road networks and M54 and M6 motorways
  • The opportunity to be part of the Haberdashers’ West Midlands Academies Trust with links to Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School in Newport
  • Opportunity to work in a modern state of the art school building
  • Regular CPD opportunities
  • Internal promotional opportunities
  • Our own free dedicated staff carpark
  • Dedicated staff work bases
  • Dedicated staffroom including free tea and coffee facilities
  • Restaurant serving hot and cold food
  • Additional sixth form café which staff can use
  • Refreshments and hot meals provided on all PD Days
  • Refreshments provided on Parents’ Evenings
  • Refreshment and hot meal provided on Open Evenings
  • Discounted membership at the adjourning leisure complex, with swimming pool and gym
  • Staff social clubs and events
  • Opportunities to become involved in Sport, Performing Arts and other recreational activities
  • A lead person promoting staff well-being and free counselling service

Further details about the role

We have an excellent opportunity for a talented Head of Design and Technology to work in Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby’s successful Food, Design Technology and Engineering Department. A TLR will be attached to this post and is negotiable with the successful candidate depending on experience. This is a large and growing department so is an exciting opportunity and the successful candidate will join a highly committed team dedicated to raising achievement and transforming learning. A commitment to extra-curricular and curriculum enrichment is essential.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are accountable for the way in which they exercise authority, manage risk, use resources and protect pupils from discrimination and avoidable harm. All staff have a duty to keep young people safe and to protect them from physical harm. When an individual accepts a role at this academy they need to understand and acknowledge that the responsibilities and trust are inherent in that role

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About Haberdashers' Abraham Darby

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1106 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01952 386090

Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby is a vibrant, 11-18 mixed school which opened as a new Academy in September 2008 as part of the Haberdashers’ Adams’ Federation Trust; a thriving partnership with Haberdashers’ Adams school in Newport. A focus on traditional values and high expectations is resulting in rapidly rising standards and popularity as a school of first choice. We are located within a short distance from the picturesque River Severn and Ironbridge Gorge. We moved into our new state of the art building in July 2012 and both pupils and staff are benefitting from a 21st century ICT rich learning environment and a superb leisure complex.

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