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This job expired on 14 April 2024

  • Start date details

    ASAP or September

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: 37.5 hours per week.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

PT1 (£32,850) to EPT3 (£48,050)

Additional allowances

TLR 2B (£5,586)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Coleridge Community College is now recruiting for a Head of DT for a September 2024 start. You will be leading a department which is ambitious about achieving the very best results for our students. This role could be the ideal next step in your career and an opportunity to lead our department through the next stage of its development.

We are looking for the right person to join our team: we believe that our most important purpose is to teach young people things they would not learn outside school which empower them. We believe that ‘Knowledge Is Power’. We believe in teaching through explicit/direct instruction (Rosenshine and Engelmann) and utilising Walkthru techniques. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. Our mission, therefore, is to bring out ‘the best in everyone’. We also believe in ‘Education with Character’ – we want young people to look back on a schooling that has inspired and challenged them, given them wide opportunity and prepared them for the ups and downs of life.

Interested candidates are welcome to speak with us in advance for further information, please email sapphira.sutton@coleridgecc.org.uk. It may be possible to arrange visits to the school.

What the school offers its staff

Coleridge Community College is part of a cluster of five schools within the United Learning group.

The three secondary schools are Coleridge Community College, Parkside Community College, and Trumpington Community College. We have one primary, The Galfrid School, and a specialist 13-19 college, Cambridge Academy for Science & Technology. All schools work closely together to realise their goal of being a leading learning partnership.

Coleridge Community College is a small, family and community orientated school in Cambridge, it is a school where every child and staff member are known, developed, and supported. This is an exciting time to join us. United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. The subject specialists, Group-wide intranet, own curriculum, and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed.

We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’. We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone.

We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit, and we are open to discussing flexible working options. United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check. Here at United Learning, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. Because we are a group, we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits.

Here is some information about the benefits available to United Learning.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Coleridge Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
561 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Cambridge Academic Partnership is a multi-academy trust based in Cambridge which operates three Secondary schools, an International Sixth Form and a specialist Science and Technology 14-19 Academy.

We have high expectations of all our students and aim to provide them with the best teaching and support that a dedicated staff can offer. We are both demanding and liberal and want our students to develop into articulate and confident young people with clear personal and professional goals.

Our multi-academy trust is growing so we are looking for people to work with us who will share our commitment to excellence, innovation and collaboration.

Arranging a visit to Coleridge Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jemima.jordan@parksidecc.org.uk.

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