Lead Practitioner for Technology (Food or Product Design/Engineering specialism)

Whickham School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 5AR

This job expired on 15 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

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£42,402 - £46,796

Lead Practitioner for Technology (Food or Product Design/Engineering specialism) job summary

We seek to appoint an exceptional Lead Practitioner for Technology in our drive to be an outstanding school. You will be part of a dynamic, passionate team who are committed to continuous improvement in the curriculum and outcomes for pupils. As a lead practitioner you would be responsible for the coaching of staff and pedagogical improvement.

For this role you will need:

a demonstrable track record of delivering excellent student outcomes;

very strong subject knowledge and a demonstrable passion for Technology/Food;

evidence of improving the teaching and learning of others;

an understanding of current and future curriculum developments;

to be able to influence and improve the practice of colleagues so that all students receive the very best experience;

to be ambitious and aspire to a role within the school leadership team in the future;

to be supportive of our inclusive and diverse nature as a school where differences are celebrated;

to understand the importance of strong behaviour management and that developing positive relationships with children is fundamental to their role.

As a person you need the commitment and tenacity to lead your colleagues to ensure that the students are at the centre of all teachers’ practice and that the highest expectations are held for every young person. You will be a leader who forms positive relationships with young people, parents/carers and colleagues and are relentless in the belief that every student should reach their full potential.

Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification.

Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.

Applications should be sent via the TES by 9am 15th May. Interviews will take place week commencing 23rd May. Visits to the school are welcome and you should contact Simon Alexander (Faculty Leader) via salexander@whickhamschool.org to arrange this.

Whickham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. We have a robust Safeguarding Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment with the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children

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About Whickham School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1705 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0191 4960026

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 in our high performing sixth form.
Demand for student places is strong and the school is regularly oversubscribed. Students are organised into year groups whilst eight faculties deliver the school curriculum. The Sixth Form, which has its own dedicated facility, is an increasingly popular choice of students from all over the local area.

In January 2020 many faculties moved into a brand new, state of the art, STEAMS themed building. The stunning four storey building houses Science, Technology (plus Business and IT), Engineering, Art, Maths and Sport.

The Leadership Team meet weekly and share responsibility for policy generation, decision making, planning and the general wellbeing of the school. The relevant governing body committee is involved in strategic planning and policies from the onset. Faculty and Year groups meet every two weeks to discuss strategic issues

Arranging a visit to Whickham School

Visits to the school are welcome and you should contact Simon Alexander (Faculty Leader) via salexander@whickhamschool.org to arrange this.

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