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Teacher of Design & Technology

Hitchin Boys' School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

This job expired on 17 October 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    January 2023 or earlier

  • Closing date

    17 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Main or Upper Pay Scale

Teacher of Design & Technology job summary

We are now seeking a full time Teacher of Design & Technology for January 2023 or earlier. We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual who will have the ability to motivate all students and to bring new ideas as the school builds on its excellent status. The ideal candidate will be ambitious, dynamic and have a passion for Design & Technology. Applications from those wishing to contribute to other aspects of school life outside the classroom are particularly welcome.

D&T is taught on a carousel basis throughout Key Stage 3 and we offer GCSE Design and Technology and WJEC Hospitality and Catering at Level 2 and A-level D&T: Product Design. We see Technology as the central pillar that links together Science, Maths and Computing and are fortunate to have excellent links with local and international businesses and engineering companies who can bring STEM to life.

The school has an extensive range of dedicated workshop, studio and kitchen facilities, a multi-purpose design room, food area and wood preparation room. Teaching staff are supported by specialist technicians. Workshops contain the necessary specialist equipment for resistant material and polymer fabrication, and we have recently upgraded our IT facilities for CAD/CAM and introduced 3D printing facilities to support this exciting development in the curriculum.

If you are enthusiastic to take advantage of a new challenge then we would be delighted to hear from you. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to join a high performing school and gain significant experience to further enhance their career. We offer a secure, supportive environment, a full induction programme for all new staff and continuous professional development.

Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all posts.

Further details and an application form are available on the school website. Completed applications should be emailed to Mrs Becky Rose, HR Assistant at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

Closing date: 9am Monday 17th October 2022

Interviews: w/e 21st October

HBS welcomes applications from all applicants who meet the requirements for the position, however we are especially keen to receive applications from those in minority groups for which the School is currently underrepresented. We celebrate diversity and thrive on the benefits it brings.

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About Hitchin Boys' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1286 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01462 432181

Hitchin Boys’ School (HBS) is a high achieving, over-subscribed comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ Consortium. We have a history that stretches back nearly 400 years but embrace fresh thinking and a modern, vibrant curriculum. We have high expectations, excellent standards of behaviour and pride in our extra-curricular activities that lead to academically successful and well-rounded students who are well equipped for life beyond school.

Our ethos: At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

Following Ofsted's visit to Hitchin Boys' School in September 2021, we were delighted to announce that we have once again received top marks by retaining the judgement of ‘Outstanding’. Inspectors concluded that the curriculum at Hitchin Boys’ is highly ambitious for all students. It is designed very well and ensures pupils not only learn rich subject knowledge, but also grow in their awareness of the world around them. As the report noted, “The school is a calm place for pupils to learn and be themselves.” The full report is available on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

Facilities: The school is a historic site itself with Grade II listed buildings as well as state of the art facilities which opened in 2019 including a 220-seater auditorium with cutting edge recording technology

The school has consistently been over-subscribed for many years, and Hertfordshire County Council provided funding which has enabled us to increase our facilities to accommodate an additional 45 students in every new intake. This has provided some financial support to help us through these difficult times in education, it also means that there will be new roles created within the school to manage demands both academic and pastoral of these increased numbers.

Curriculum: From 2018 the school has an 8-form entry school and runs a 25-period week. For most subjects students are taught in these groups until Year 8 when some setting takes place. Class sizes are low overall. Strong consortium links exist with the other local secondary schools, Hitchin Girls’ and The Priory School.

The curriculum has always been broad and balanced with an explicit commitment to maintaining the full range of learning, knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of the students’ education, including the humanities and linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, social, physical and artistic learning.

All students in KS4 study the usual core of English, Maths and Science, and also either History or Geography (or both in many cases) and almost every boy studies a Modern Foreign Language up to GCSE and then a wide range of option choices. The creative aspects of learning in Art, Drama and Music and Technology play a significant part in the life of the school. The uptake of Science & Maths is very strong in 6th Form and with large groups taking all humanities subjects (History, Geography, Sociology, Philosophy & Ethics) to A-Level, it is fair to say that the school provides significant breadth ensuring students keep their options for life open as long as possible.

Extra-curricular programme: Extra-curricular activities are an important part of school life. Over 500 students playing representative sport for the school, over 250 students learning and performing music on an extra-curricular basis, a thriving House system and many other clubs, societies and events. The annual musical theatre production runs over three days every year involving upwards of 50 students and 10 staff (“Spamalot” in 2018; “Cabaret” in 2019). We hold three main charity events every year raising in the region of £ 9,000 each time. Sporting excellence is also a defining feature of the school in many sports. In 2019 the school represented England at the Athletic World Championships. Finally, it would be difficult to list all the opportunities for extra-curricular school trips students because there are so many ranging from day trips to art galleries to life-changing trips abroad such as China, Malaysia, Iceland and Japan.

It is this determination to give students the best possible experience both in and outside the classroom which characterises Hitchin Boys’ School and we hope this has given you a flavour of the variety, breadth and success of our school – of which you may soon become an important part!

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

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