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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology

Working pattern

Full time: 32.436 hours per week.

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Excellent classroom practitioner with the ability to be ‘outstanding.’
  • Specialist knowledge of the Resistant Materials curriculum.
  • Able to motivate and inspire students to have deep learning experiences in Resistant Materials and Design Technology.
  • Able to plan effectively for a range of learning styles and abilities.
  • Able to use a range of assessment strategies to provide effective feedback that enables students to make effective progress.
  • Able to use assessment data to effectively plan next steps in students’ learning.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Committed to ongoing Professional Learning and development.
  • Fluent in the use of ICT for learning, teaching and administration.
  • Able to be flexible and to use initiative to move strategies forward and maximise impact.

What the school offers its staff

Staff at Balshaw’s have an hour per week of dedicated Professional Development time which currently takes place on a Thursday evening. Balshaw’s is also a member of a number of school-to-school support networks that are a legacy of Teaching Schools and staff both deliver training and are able to take part in training across these networks.

All staff are provided with laptop computers, have a dedicated staffroom, staff silent working room, CPD library, Staff Health and Wellbeing Resource Library and various kitchen areas and departmental offices. Staff also benefit from the use of a fully-equipped fitness suite.

Those who come to teach and work at Balshaw’s will have fantastic opportunities to progress their careers and gain a wealth of experience. That said, Balshaw’s also enjoys an incredibly stable workforce and when you hear the phrase ‘Once a Balshavian, always a Balshavian’ you will realise it to be a truth. The school is only on its 14th headteacher in its 241 year history!

Balshaw’s is more than a school – it is a family. This post offers you the opportunity to become part of the Balshaw’s family where you will be able to make a difference to the lives of the young people who are our future.

Further details about the role

The school is looking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic individual as a teacher of Resistant Materials at KS4 who also has the ability to teach across the D&T subjects at KS3. This position has become available because of the relocation of an existing member of staff. We are looking for the best possible candidate irrespective of whether they are an ECT or a highly experienced teacher.

This position is temporary for one year in the first instance. The reason for this is that the intent and implementation of the KS3 D&T Curriculum will be redesigned for September 2024 so that it no longer needs to be blocked at KS3.

Although this position is required from September, we would consider an application from a colleague in post who would only be able to start in January.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

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About Balshaw's Church of England High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
916 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01772 421009

Voluntary Controlled Secondary School (Ages 11 - 16)

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