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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology, Food technology

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Mainscale / UPS

Additional allowances

TLR2b (£5524)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a brilliant Subject Leader for Design Technology who can drive student engagement and secure high quality teaching and learning across the Design Technology Curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop teaching and learning within Design Technology so that it is consistently good and outstanding
  • Take a lead on developing and implementing an ambitious and creative Design Technology curriculum in line with the whole-school curriculum intent
  • Implement evidence-based teaching strategies to raise achievement in Design Technology for all students
  • Support, guide and motivate teachers within Design Technology, promoting a positive staff culture, good practice and continuing professional development
  • Develop and share teaching ideas and strategies that impact on classroom learning and raising achievement
  • Role model best practice in teaching and learning and deliver consistently good and outstanding lessons
  • Analyse and interpret relevant research and documentation to inform future practice, expectations and teaching methods
  • Be a highly visible presence across the Design Technology team and model the highest standards and expectations to staff and students
  • Contribute to the monitoring of progress made in implementing relevant improvement plans, evaluate the effect on teaching and learning, and use this analysis to guide further improvement
  • Contribute to quality assurance within Design Technology, providing challenge and support for staff as required
    • Seek out best practice in Design Technology beyond the school through links with other schools and organisations

What the school offers its staff

The School is part of the BePART Educational Trust which includes Birkenhead Sixth Form College, an Ofsted Outstanding post-16 specialist. The School and the College work collaboratively to share and develop educational best practice and create an inspiring culture with opportunities for career development.

The Birkenhead Park School aims to achieve “Ambition and Excellence for All” and we are committed to providing the best possible education for every student. The School is driven by the values of Positivity, Ambition, Resilience, and Thoughtfulness.

In 2022, The Birkenhead Park School began a transformation: a new leadership team, a new approach and a renewed focus on excellence.

Behaviour has improved significantly with the introduction of ‘Learning Habits’ and there has been an improvement in student attendance of seven percentage points, the best improvement in the Wirral.

Underpinning every element of what we do is our staff, and a staff survey this year showed that:

98% of staff are proud to work at the school

93% of staff believe the school has improved over the last year

If you are ambitious and determined to make a meaningful difference in a school that is on a journey of transformation, we would be pleased to welcome you to our team.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Birkenhead Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject
to an enhanced DBS check. Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed application form. All applicants
will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

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About Birkenhead Park School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
746 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0151 652 1574

The Birkenhead Park School is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and has over 700 students on roll. It is an exciting time to join us as we are on an ambitious journey of transformation and are looking for staff who are motivated to make a real make a difference to the community we serve.

The school is very proud of its caring commitment and innovative approach to educating the community of young people in the area, with award-winning programmes designed to help students in Year 7 – 11 thrive in a high school environment and open pathways to their future.

As part of the BePART Educational Trust established by nationally leading sixth form, Birkenhead Sixth Form College, the school encourages students to raise aspirations and unlock their true potential through adopting the school values which are intrinsic to everything we do, across all staff and students – Positivity, Ambition, Resilience and Thoughtfulness. Our values shape every interaction with have and are core to our success in nurturing both academic and personal success for every student.

We have recently been awarded a Silver Award by the Teacher Development Trust Network. This follows being awarded a Runner-Up prize in Educate North Awards’ Innovative and Creative Literacy accolade, acknowledging the school-wide Literacy Programme that has proven to have a significant effect in raising students’ reading ages and all-round academic ability.

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