This job expired on 15 July 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

Possibility to explore a TLR payment for the right candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstanding Design Technology practitioner with great passion and drive to join our ambitious and supportive team! This exciting role will not only allow you to teach across the full age range, but also actively shape and develop the curriculum for our students.

You will be a champion for Design Technology subjects. We need a strong team player, who is proactive and driven to succeed, with resolute determination to inspire a love of learning across the school. We always seek enthusiastic and adaptable individuals with excellent professional standards and good communication skills.

About the role

Having regard to the school’s curriculum, and with a view to promoting the development of the abilities and aptitudes of the students in any class or group assigned to them, the successful candidate will:

  • Perform the normal duties of a classroom teacher, including curriculum development and lesson planning, teaching, marking, and assessment of student progress, reporting on their development as required.
  • Promote the general progress, well-being and attendance of individual students and of any class or group of students assigned to you, including within your role as Form Tutor.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, parents and any other external partners to support students’ development, and participate in meetings as required.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among the students and safeguard their health and safety.
  • Supervise and, so far as practicable, teach any students whose Teacher is not available to teach them (except in the case of a Teacher employed wholly or mainly for the purpose of providing such cover, no Teacher shall be required to provide such cover more than rarely).
  • Continue your own professional development to support the successful delivery of outstanding teaching and learning strategies.
  • Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
  • Promote the general progress, well-being and attendance of individual students and of any class or group of students assigned to them, including within their role as Form Tutor.
  • Provide guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers, including informa­tion about sources of more expert advice on specific questions.

What the school offers its staff

This is an opportunity to join our ambitious and innovative team with a strong commitment to providing high quality learning opportunities across the school. We believe in ensuring all students engage with the curriculum and are able to achieve beyond their own expectations. Your passion and talent will combine with cutting edge approaches to teaching to foster confidence and enthusiasm in our students, helping them overcome any barriers to learning.

You will be joining a school which invests in all its staff through subject specific CPD and places great emphasis on its own programme of professional growth. This is a position that will offer you a platform to make a real difference both to the students you will inspire.

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. In November 2023, Ofsted recognised the huge progress that we’ve made and said “the school is on a rapid journey of improvement.

The School is part of the BePART Educational Trust which includes Birkenhead Sixth Form College, an Ofsted Outstanding post-16 specialist college. 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. Positiv

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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