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Head of Resistant Materials

Aureus School, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type

Job summary

We are looking for an experienced teacher to come and lead the Resistant Materials department to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum.

This is an exciting time to join Aureus School as we grow into our fifth year. The Head of Resistant Materials will be responsible for the strategic lead and management of a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. This is a rare leadership opportunity to provide clear, effective guidance to colleagues, developing their teaching practice and maximise standards of student attainment.

The Head of Resistant Materials will be responsible for the creative curriculum across their Design and Technology remit, in addition to the co-curricular programme of Design Technology such as the The Aureus Design Awards. An inspiring leader, technically knowledgeable with a passion for promoting and delivering the school-wide participation in Resistant Materials, Design and Technology that is a hallmark of an excellent Technology Department. In this crucial role, the Head of Resistant Materials will be part of creating a new team of Food, Woodwork, Electronic and Textiles teachers and promote active involvement from the School’s classroom teaching staff in technology activities and events. Strong communication skills will be essential as the post-holder seeks to develop the interest and involvement of students, parents and colleagues in the ever-evolving Design culture of this new school.

As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new facilities, equipment and classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and Visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. Lesson planning and delivery is done with ease using the Google Drive and all staff and students are provided with Office 365 professional accounts as a platform for collaboration, sharing and out of school access.

Employee benefits

● Continuous Professional Development

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Flexible Working

● Staff Wellbeing

● Career Pathways and Talent Management

● Staff Benefits

● Community and Collaboration

● Valued Worker Scheme

Applying for the job

Please apply online using the TES website (link provided).

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
469 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire.

Our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish’. Our motto is to ‘Nurture Hearts and Minds’ will inspire our students, our staff, our parents and our community partners as we work together to serve the local community.

Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience. Our holistic approach at Aureus includes values-led leadership and values-based education.

Arranging a visit to Aureus School

To arrange an out of hours visit please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org

School location

Candytuft Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6FF

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