Teacher of Technology - Design and Technology

Brighton Hill Community School, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4HS

13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 November 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR / UPR

Teacher of Technology - Design and Technology job summary

Due to rapidly increasing student numbers, we are seeking an innovative, highly effective and inspirational full time Teacher of Design & Technology from November 2022 working within our Creative Industries Faculty. A recruitment allowance will be considered for an appropriately experienced teacher who has the right skills and attributes with the potential for additional responsibilities.

Brighton Hill Community School has recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ in 3 of the 4 areas inspected by Ofsted and ‘Good’ overall. We continue our rapid progress journey of ‘making success inevitable’ as a coeducational 11-16 Community School with over 1,100 students expected to grow to over 1250 from September 2022. You will teach across the age and ability range predominantly in your subject specialism(s) and make a significant positive contribution to the vision of the school.

We expect all our staff to display a range of abilities to make a significant positive contribution to the vision of the school that is reflective of their experience. There may also be an expectation to deliver some food technology lessons at KS3.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a consistently good/outstanding classroom practitioner
  • Be able to articulate clear vision of what constitutes outstanding learning
  • Be inspirational in your approach to teaching, leadership and interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrate resilience and commitment to continually raising standards

Why apply to work at Brighton Hill Community School?

  • Exceptional support from the Faculty and the Senior Leadership Team.
  • “The recent improvements in the school have increased staff morale. High-quality training and development for all staff is effective.” (Ofsted)
  • "Staff feel proud of their school and their contribution to pupils’ academic and personal development.” (Ofsted)
  • “Leadership support, decisiveness in action and approachability has resulted in staff feeling highly valued and empowered as professionals.” (Local Authority Inspection Report, 2021)
  • “In all aspects of life within Brighton Hill Community School, there is a culture and ethos of ‘people first’ and high expectations through a calm, well-managed environment, that is constantly modelled by leadership with relentless pursuit in maintaining the embodiment of the vision.” (Local Authority Inspection Report, 2021)
  • Support to be innovative and develop your professional skills, with our bespoke and expansive CPD programme.
  • Benefit from our alliance with the Teaching School and to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Opportunities to continue the upward progress trajectory of this faculty
  • Work within an established team who are highly resourced and have a strong sense of collaboration and support for each other.
  • Opportunities to contribute to an extensive extra-curricular programme for students.

Organisation

The Creative Industries faculty was newly formed in May 2020 in order to develop and promote D&T and Food. We have great support from SLT and the Headteacher to build and develop the faculty. The faculty has 4 teaching staff and 2 technicians. We are a team made up of experienced staff and those newer to the role. You join us at an exciting time as we start to build on the solid curriculum foundations, we have built over the last 12 months to push the faculty and subjects forward with the aim in the medium and long term to put sustainability in D&T and Food at the centre of our curriculum.

We are looking for someone who is equally passionate about their main subject of Design & Technology and sustainability. We want to innovate within D&T and Food Prep & Nutrition to prepare our students to be the ecologically aware chefs, designers, consumers of the future.

Members of the faculty also have pastoral roles as form tutors.

Accommodation

The faculty is situated in a building shared with Art, Business, Media, IT and Computing. We have two workshops, two classrooms and access to computer suites. There is one food room with 12 ovens, and a food technicians prep room. All members of the department are currently based in their own teaching room and movement between rooms is kept to a minimum to support teaching and learning.

The curriculum

We welcome applications from experienced teachers who can make a whole school contribution, coupled with the enthusiasm to make a real difference to our students.

We are proud of the foundation curriculum we have laid in the past 12 months and are on a 2 year development curve to refine and innovate. We are keen to welcome new ideas and approaches that are supported by educational research.

KS3 and KS4 are taught in mixed ability classes. All core elements of the GCSE are incorporated into the KS3 Schemes of Learning.

Students are taught RM and Food at KS3. At KS4 we offer AQA GCSE Design & Technology and Eduqas GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition.

We are moving away from the traditional carousel model at KS3 to a model where staff stay with their KS3 classes rotating through the D&T and Food projects with them. Relevant training and support will be provided to upskill the successful candidate.

If you are an enthusiastic teacher with the desire to make a real difference for our students, we would like to hear from you.

Applying for the job

For full details and an application form, please visit our website: www.brightonhill.hants.sch.uk
Alternatively, email Jo Levett, HR Officer jlevett@brightonhill.hants.sch.uk
Please note CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: Monday 10th October 2022

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About Brighton Hill Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1086 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01256 362523

Brighton Hill Community School is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and is a rapidly improving coeducational 11-16 Community School with 1,100 students.

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