Head of Design Technology Risedale Sports and Community College, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join a growing and increasingly successful Creative Faculty delivering Design Technology to the young people of Catterick.

If you are an exceptional and inspirational Design Technology Teacher who would be able to lead and add expertise to our team of teachers, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for a person with drive and personal ambition who will inspire and enthuse our students and instil in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn. The role will require an individual who is creative, not afraid to start from scratch with the ability to demonstrate resilience and experience of delivering innovative teaching methods to achieve improved academic outcomes.

At Risedale Sports and Community College, the DT Department, as part of the Creative Faculty, is committed to excellence in teaching. We pride ourselves on putting the students at the centre of all we do, from creating an engaging, positive, welcoming environment to exploring cutting edge pedagogy.

The resources and rooms of the department are superb, having had a major re-fit just 3 years ago. A suite of rooms contains a 3D printer, office, new computer suite as well as a class set of sewing machines and a bright and welcoming food technology room.

At KS4 students can choose Design and Technology/Food Preparation and Nutrition. Students follow the AQA specification. At KS3 students follow a project-based approach with time spent on design technology, resistant materials and food technology.

We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, innovative and creative specialist. The successful candidate will be open to new ideas and committed to the philosophy of the school and ready to lead their team through collaboration and passion.

Risedale is a small but growing school with a fantastic team of staff, a wonderful group of young people and a clear but determined agenda to make sure that every student is looked after, nurtured, challenged and ultimately leaves ready for an exciting and positive future. We are at an exciting point in our journey. Outcomes are rising, attendance is above the national recommendation and we are absolutely committed to no young person being left behind; the school is passionate about ensuring that the curriculum is bespoke for each child and that teachers provide a family through our tutor group system. As a result of our hard work and dedication, not a single fixed term or permanent exclusion occurred last academic year.

For further details relating to the job and an application form please visit our website http://www.risedale.org.uk/recruitment

Completed forms should be emailed to jobs@risedale.org.uk or alternatively can be posted to Colin Scott, Principal, Risedale Sports & Community College, Hipswell, Catterick Garrison. North Yorkshire DL9 4BD.

PLEASE NOTE: The school will not accept referrals or CVs from supply or employment agencies for this post. Applications must be sent personally by the applicant.

Closing date: 12 a.m. midnight Sunday 29th September 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing week commencing 07th October 2019.

Essential educational requirements

Desirable: Honours degree to include study of specialist subject

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

Recent experience of teaching DT to KS3 and KS4.

Experience of planning and delivering curriculum at the relevant Key Stage.

Knowledge of assessment, recording and reporting of students' progress and achievements in the subject, and of the role of assessment for learning in ensuring student progress.

A thorough knowledge and understanding of all relevant aspects of the National Curriculum in relation to the post.

Employee benefits

TL2 Payment plus potential for whole-school responsibility

The college offers all employees bespoke training and support; a highly cohesive and supportive staff team; outstanding CPD including up to date individualised action research; the opportunity to develop skills and interest through extra-curricular clubs and a chance to join Risedale at a very important point in the school’s development. The College also recognises the importance of striking a healthy work-life balance and is something it strives to achieve for all its employees.

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About Risedale Sports and Community College

Hipswell, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4BD
LA Maintained School
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