13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    4 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Design and technology
Working pattern
0.6 FTE
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Cover)
Teachers Main Pay Scale

Job summary

  • Teacher of Technology
    Main Pay Range £25,714 - £41,604
    Maternity Cover 0.6 FTE
    January 2022 (or earlier by negotiation)

    We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional teacher to join our forward thinking Technology department at Newfield School. Newfield School is part of Mercia Learning Trust, one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region, changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

    We are a small team of passionate staff teaching a range of curriculum including Resistant Materials, Product Design, Food, Electronics and CAD CAM.

    Design and Technology is well resourced at our school. The school is equipped with outstanding facilities in the form of specialist classrooms and a large materials preparation area. We have fully equipped workshops with a range of materials and processing equipment as well as a CAD CAM room with a suite of 30 PCs with 2D vector and 3D Autodesk software. We also have 2 3D printers, 2 large bed laser cutters and a wide range of machines for engineering processes including heat treatment and lathes.

    Would you like to be a driving force for these ambitious priorities and make a real difference in our school and across the Trust?

    You will have the ability to inspire and engage students using your knowledge and enthusiasm of the subjects. Imaginative and committed, you will have a proven track record of success and high expectations of our students. As part of the department, you will need to keep up to date with educational research that will improve practice, collaborate with the Head of Department and technicians to contribute to the department's excellent schemes of learning and resources.

    You will be:

    • Passionate about technology;

    • Able to demonstrate and deliver excellent teaching;

    • Someone with a clear vision in how to develop students with an impact on achievement;

    • A good understanding of how to track student progress and make appropriate interventions to improve standards.

      Further information and details about how to apply can be found in our recruitment pack. For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Donna Barker, Head of Technology, on 0114 255 7331 or email enquiries@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk.

      To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

      Closing date for applications is Monday 4th October 2021

      The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

    Applying for the job

    The Application Process
    We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion/visit, please contact Ruth Cressey, Office Manager or email officemanager@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk

    To apply, please email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or send it in the post to:

    HR Team
    Mercia Learning Trust
    79 Glen Road
    S7 1RB

    All applications that have been submitted electronically will receive an email confirming receipt.

    Please note that we do not accept CV’s or Council application forms - applicants must submit an application form.

    Please also note that in all cases written references will be taken up BEFORE the final selection stage.

    An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.

    If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

    The closing date for applications is Monday 4th October 2021

    Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

    We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

    If you have any further queries on any aspect of the application process, please contact
    The HR team, by emailing recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

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    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 16
    Education phase
    School size
    1048 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 16

    About Newfield Secondary School

  • Dear Colleague

    Thank you for your interest in joining Newfield School. This is an excellent opportunity to join our great school and to play role in shaping the provision of education and lifelong learning opportunities for our students. We believe that ‘Achievement Leads to Opportunity and Choice’ and our three core values underpin and drive all that we do for our students;

    • We are high performing because we are curious and have a thirst for knowledge;

    • We are considerate and value our community;

    • We succeed through commitment and relentless ambition.

      Irrespective of starting point, family background or ability each and every child that walks through our school doors deserves a quality first education. We are passionate about the numbers of students who are classed as disadvantaged making the same as, if not more, progress than their advantaged peers. Therefore, we lead a high functioning school that gives children true social justice and the opportunity to make the best of their education ensuring no doors are closed in their future. Achieving qualifications alongside our commitment to exciting and engaging extra-curricular offer means our students have opportunity and choice following their rich education at Newfield School.

      Newfield School is a truly special place to work. The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them. We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload. Our school has a proven consistent record of success and we will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future.

      We believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students. We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science. As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge. They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background.

      The climate for learning in our school is very positive and this is underpinned by very high expectations of behaviour, dress and attitude to learning. Our students are well-behaved and ambitious. All staff are consistent in their high expectations and approach to discipline and the Senior Team have a high presence day in day out in our school.

      Newfield School is a valued partner and driving force within the Mercia Learning Trust, a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. The Trust is one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region and changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

      This is an exciting time for us as we move towards being a truly exceptional school. Our reputation is growing and our challenge now is not just to sustain but to surpass our recent GCSE performances, to lead the way on pedagogy, to deliver effective and exciting learning at the highest level and to become a beacon school for training, research and professional development.

      We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning. Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students.

      For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact officemanager@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk .

      If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, I would welcome your interest and application.

      I look forward to meeting you.

      Yours faithfully

      Emma Anderson

    School location

    Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP

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