TEACHER OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, Lancashire

Job description

The Governors of St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School wish to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational teacher of Design and Technology. The successful candidate must be able to teach a range of Technology areas.

The Technology Department continues to play a significant role developing creativity and enthusing our young learners to develop core skills such as problem solving, collaboration and communication. We were very proud when the Department was awarded First Place in the “Tomorrows Engineers Lego Robotics Challenge” for robot design due to their outstanding programming, construction and teamwork. The colleague that we are inviting to apply will contribute to activities within the school, in order to provide our pupils with the best opportunity to develop and achieve.

St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School is an innovative and flourishing school, which is well regarded for the excellence of its academic achievement and the high level of motivation of its pupils and staff. OFSTED (2012) described it as "a good school” where “behaviour is outstanding” and OFSTED (2017) “Pupils make quicker progress than their peers nationally” and “Attainment is significantly above average in all subjects”.

To see the many curricular and enrichment opportunities on offer at the school and for further details of the post, including the CES application form please visit the school website: www.arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk. If you require further information please contact Mrs P Lennon, Clerk to Governors via email PLennon@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk or by telephoning the school number on 01942 728651 x2223.

Completed application forms must be returned to: Mr M J Dumican, Headteacher, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF or via email to: recruitment@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk.

The employer is committed to safer recruitment practices and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects its staff to share this commitment.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status
Degree (or equivalent) in Design & Technology
Evidence of involvement in recent Professional Development related to Teaching and Learning √ √

Essential qualifications

Recent successful teaching experience across the 11 – 16 age range
Use of assessment and other data to inform improvement.
Use of strategies to promote good pupil conduct.
Innovative approach to teaching and learning strategies.

Essential skills and experience

To have excellent organisational skills and use of systems.
Familiarity with the use and application of a variety of ICT equipment and software
Ability to demonstrate outstanding practice.
To strive for excellence in all aspects of Teaching and Learning
The ability to use a range of CAD/CAM equipment.
Experience of teaching Children’s Learning and Development
Actively contribute to the school’s and department’s aims.
Willingness to participate in whole school developments.
Dedication to support pupils both within and beyond the classroom
Ability to work under pressure.
Energy, enthusiasm and flexibility.
Determination to succeed.
Sense of humour and positive outlook.
Excellent interpersonal skills

About St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Rookery Avenue, Wigan, Lancashire, WN4 9PF
LA Maintained School
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