Teacher of Technology (Food and either Design Technology or Textiles) Chancellor's School, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Job description

Required for April or September 2020, an outstanding Teacher of Technology, who is enthusiastic, talented and ambitious. We require a team player to take on this role, willing to contribute and learn from the best practice in the faculty and school.

The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills and will, together with members of the Technology Faculty, maintain a relentless focus on teaching and learning and raising achievement.

Chancellor’s is a successful school with a strong tradition and an excellent reputation. We are rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and constantly look to further improve the performance of our students.

Our examination results continue to be strong and we are significantly oversubscribed.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

The school is dedicated to the well-being of its staff and there is a comprehensive induction programme. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer promoting value and respect whilst embracing diversity.

The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To apply for this post, please complete a Chancellor's School Application Form and submit this with a covering letter to Dawn Gamble at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk. Forms are available from www.chancellors.herts.sch.uk. Please note, we are unable to accept CVs in isolation.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

QTS or equivalent
Right to work in the UK

Essential skills and experience

We are looking for someone who:
 is an excellent classroom practitioner with an understanding of good teaching and how children learn
 has a genuine passion for Technology and be committed to maintaining and raising the standards of achievement in the school.
 has Qualified Teacher Status
 is committed to the safeguarding of children
 demonstrates high level of professionalism at all times and is a role model for others and is able to communicate effectively and positively with all stakeholders
 is able to teach as a minimum food technology to at least GCSE level and one or more technology subjects at Key Stage 3.
 has an understanding of current developments in the National Curriculum regarding Technology
 has an interest and/or experience in writing schemes of learning and developing the teaching of Technology at Key Stages 4 and 5
 is willing to undertake further, relevant training and to pass those skills on to other members of staff, as appropriate

Employee benefits

One to one mentor for NQTs
Outstanding CPD

About Chancellor's School

Chancellor’s School has approx. 1,149 pupils, aged 11–18. It is situated in the beautiful village of Brookmans Park in South Hertfordshire. The school opened in September 1964. The impressive and picturesque grounds are some 15 acres in extent including substantial sports grounds. Educating children is both a responsibility and a privilege. At Chancellor’s School, we take our responsibility very seriously. We want our students to love school, yet be ready to leave and well prepared for the future. We want them to have achieved excellent examination results, been involved in a wide range of activities, forged lifelong friendships and, above all, have happy memories of their school days. Chancellor’s has a strong tradition and an excellent reputation for providing the very best education for its students. We aim to equip our young people with a breadth of skills and qualifications, as well as confidence and a natural curiosity that promotes happiness and success, both here at school and beyond. We want students to develop an enjoyment of learning and a desire to learn that will stay with them for life. We are unashamed in the importance we place on our academic results and this is matched by a rich extra-curricular provision. Our sport, music, drama and other activities are of the highest quality. Our teaching and learning is challenging and engaging for each and every child’s unique needs and talents. We firmly believe in the highest standards of behaviour and nurture positive and purposeful relationships, founded on respect and self-responsibility. We want our students to acquire strong beliefs and values, so that when he or she leaves our school, parents can be justifiably proud of not only what their child has achieved, but also by the sort of person that he or she has become. This website will give you just a flavour of what we have to offer. For those of you considering an application to the school, there is no better way to judge a school than to come and visit. I hope you will do so and I look forward to welcoming you.

Pine Grove, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 7BN
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