Teacher of Technology Ormskirk School, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Job description

We would like to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher of Technology. We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic classroom teachers who will be able to complement our existing team of dedicated practitioners. The ability to teach a range of technology disciplines at KS3, KS4 and KS5 would be a strong advantage.

The successful candidate should have excellent subject knowledge, with a creativity and passion about sharing that knowledge with our pupils. You will be committed to attaining the highest standards and expecting excellence from our young people. The successful candidate must be an excellent classroom practitioner and be willing to contribute to the development of the department, as well as being keen to share good practice. In return we offer a Headteacher who is committed to growing our school and Sixth Form college, a rewarding environment, high profile involvement in the life of the school, on-going professional development and the opportunity of working in a thriving and ever developing department, school and Sixth Form College.
Further details and application forms are available from the school website: www.ormskirk.lancs.sch.uk

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree in the subject area
High Standard of literacy and numeracy

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Excellent classroom practitioner
Appropriate successful and relevant teaching experience (PGCE or previous posts)
Ability to teach across the range of age and abilities
Experience of target setting and monitoring progress against targets
Ability to analyse data effectively to continually drive standards and pupil outcomes
Evidence of continuing professional development to improve classroom performance
Understanding of the importance technology and e-learning can play in enhancing teaching and learning in the subject area
Understanding of the importance of assessment for learning in raising achievement
Understanding of the current developments in teaching and learning


About Ormskirk School

Ormskirk School was formed in September 2001 as a result of the merger of Ormskirk Grammar School and Cross Hall School. The school is consistently oversubscribed with an admission number of 250. There is significant continual investment in ICT ensuring access to the latest technologies in every classroom. All pupils have access to iPads, with parents’ support the vast majority have their own device for use both in school and home. All teaching staff have personal use of a laptop and iPad. Every classroom has a projector and interactive whiteboards are available in each department. Dedicated ICT suites along with specialist hardware and software in technical and creative subject areas enable inspirational learning experiences. E-learning is viewed as an important part of the school’s drive for educational excellence. The school serves the market town of Ormskirk and its neighbour Aughton, together with the surrounding rural parishes. Latterly the school has attracted increasing numbers of students from beyond its delineated priority area, largely from the neighbouring town of Skelmersdale. The school is a truly comprehensive one and we see this as a strength. The proportion of children receiving free school meals, has doubled in the last five years. We will be committed to excellence in everything we do and, on a daily basis, our goal is “to be the best we can be.” Our overall aim is to ensure that all our students are well educated, resilient, confident, secure, respectful and of smart appearance. My personal mantra is that ‘if it isn’t good enough for our own children, then it isn’t good enough for Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College children either.’ Without exception, our expectations will be the highest, in terms of achievement, attendance, conduct, appearance and manners; we will expect all our students to live up to those expectations.

Address
Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AT
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Ormskirk School website (opens in a new window)