Leader of Engineering and Vocational Learning

Biddick Academy, Washington, Tyne and Wear


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

11-16 Comprehensive
1100 on roll
Headteacher: Miss K Morris

Leader of Engineering and Vocational Learning (MPS/UPR plus TLR 2c (£6,829) with a potential of TLR 1a (£8,069) for exceptional candidate)

Required for April or September 2020

Biddick Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed secondary school conveniently located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle and Durham. We are passionate about education and believe that all students can and should achieve their full potential. Our extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities motivate students to aim high. The Academy enjoys an excellent reputation within the local community and has a strong and distinctive ethos of being a safe place where we continually strive to inspire learning, unlock potential and achieve success for every student.
We are looking for a passionate, driven, committed, forward thinking and innovative Leader of Engineering and Vocational Learning, to lead this highly successful faculty. This is a key role within the Academy and will focus on raising achievement and attainment within this area. We require an inspirational individual who has a clear understanding of vocational learning and of STEM based learning across the curriculum, with the knowledge of how to achieve this, to move the department forward.

The Faculty at present comprises Engineering, Hair and Beauty Studies and Hospitality and Catering. The Faculty is extremely well-equipped with state-of-the-art industrial machinery and equipment. The Engineering area benefits from two lathes, a mill, laser cutters and industrial CNC lathe and mill machinery all housed in a well-equipped engineering workshop. We have an up to-date Hair and Beauty studio that also is fully furnished with 9 work stations and specialist equipment. The Faculty also benefits from a full computer suite available during all lessons.

Biddick Academy provides an extremely supportive induction programme for new staff and excellent professional development opportunities. We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment and facilities.

Please contact Mrs Helen Neary, HR Manager at neary.h@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion regarding the role.

To apply, please complete an application form and return to Mrs H Neary at the email address above.

Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

Closing date for application: Monday 27th January 2020 at 9am
Interviews: Thursday 6th February 2020

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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Employee benefits

MPS/UPR plus TLR 2c (£6,829) with a potential of TLR 1a (£8,069) for exceptional candidate

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1098 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Biddick Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email neary.h@biddickacademy.com

About Biddick Academy

School location

Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8AL