This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary is based on the Academy Trust Pay Scale depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for


Appropriate professional qualifications


Honours Degree


Continuous and relevant professional development



Successful experience of managing student guidance, behaviour and discipline


Successful experience of Design Technology in a secondary school


Involvement in the development of Schemes of work


Proven record of securing good public examination results


Knowledge and Skills

An understanding of the processes involved in improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning


Sound organisational skills and good communication and interpersonal skills


An ability to make productive relationships with staff and students and to command their confidence


An ability to teach Product Design, CAD/CAM at KS3/4/5 and Electronics or Systems and Control to KS3/4


An understanding and keen interest in STEM and raising the profile of STEM careers.


Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies across the age and ability range


Knowledge and/or experience of the application of a VLE as an aid to teaching and learning


Experience of other areas of D&T such as food or engineering


An ability to analyse student data


Other Requirements

A commitment to Equality of Opportunity


A commitment to IT as a major contributor to learning


A willingness to contribute to the wider life of school


A positive outlook and sense of humour


What the school offers its staff

BHSA is an all through 3-19 years girls’ academy sponsored by the Girls’ Day School Trust, and is, and will continue to be, a highly successful centre of education where every student matters, where expectations of all members of our community are high and where personal achievement and fulfilment are valued and sought after.

BHSA promises the highest level of academic provision alongside an extensive programme of enrichment activities, and all within a friendly and supportive family environment.

BHSA places a high value on CPD and supports all staff in accessing top quality training.

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About Birkenhead High School Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1210 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Birkenhead High School Academy is unique on Wirral as a 3-19 girls state academy. We are a thriving, all through learning community, embracing core traditional values with a firm eye on the ever-changing future. Our overall school direction can be encapsulated in three words: challenge, opportunity and partnership. Girls are encouraged to be challenged, take risks and to develop a life-long love of learning. They are given every opportunity to develop in to fearless, confident and responsible young women. We foster a family community within the school and also, we are very much part of the GDST wider family, sharing their aims as pioneers and shapers of girls’ education. BHSA students are strong members of this movement, with our girls benefitting from and contributing to the GDST’s extensive network.
We firmly promote the all through approach to education, with the Junior School’s “Grow, Flourish, Think” model seamlessly blending in with the Sixth Form “Aspirational, Inspired, Independent” message.
We have the highest standards in achievement, attendance, appearance and conduct. Our girls have access to outstanding levels of support both on the academic and pastoral front, coupled with plenty of stretch and challenge. Our high aspirations culture and ethos permeates both in and outside of the classroom and girls are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive enrichment programme and the plethora of GDST activities throughout their time at the school.

Arranging a visit to Birkenhead High School Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.campion@birkhs.gdst.net.

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