Subject Leader For Design Technology - Full-time
Pay: MPS / UPS (dependent on experience) plus TLR
Start Date: Sep 2019
The North School aims to provide an outstanding education for all our students and we are looking for an excellent practitioner, committed to making a difference to our students and to lead this key department which includes both Design Technology and Food Technology. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to make a significant contribution to the team and help shape and build on our vision and our ethos.
This is a great opportunity for a talented and ambitious professional to make a sustained and substantial contribution to the growth and development of the school. The role offers the successful candidate a challenge that will be both rewarding and fulfilling and will support you to achieve your own personal career goals and aspirations.
We are seeking an individual who is a self-motivated, who can take the design technology department and drive it forward. The design technology department is well resourced with a range of CAD/CAM software and resources as well as traditional plastic, metal and woodworking machinery. Results have improved year on year giving the candidate a fantastic springboard to further develop the profile of the subject.
We are looking for someone who has the drive, energy and enthusiasm to work with our existing team to further build on the progress already made. The ability to teach design technology up to GCSE is essential.
If you would like to, we welcome you to come and meet out students and staff in the department, including an informal discussion with the current Subject Leader.
Closing Date: 28/03/2019 at 12:00
Interviews: To be confirmed
Information about the school
We are proud that The North School is a happy and improving school where students and teachers enjoy learning together. An experienced team of colleagues provide all students with the best possible opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our teachers encourage all students to develop their resilience and independence.
Our students are expected to treat each other and staff with care, courtesy and consideration. They are taught to always try their very best at whatever they do and to value the progress they make as individuals. We value a community approach to education to ensure that there is a broad range of expertise within the school. This enables our students to be supported in all areas, so that they may strive to reach their full potential in school and in their future lives.
At The North School we recognise that the students are at the centre of the learning experience and that they all come with different needs and abilities, not to mention interests and strengths. Therefore, we continually review the curriculum diet available; to ensure that it best reflects the national picture and the needs of the students. This enables us to make the learning experience as skills based as possible with a broad range of subjects and an emphasis on personal achievement. Working in partnerships with parents and the local community is important to us. Collaboration with parents to ensure that every pupil in our care reaches their full potential is highly valued. We encourage all parents to get involved in the life of the school. The well-established Parents’ Forum offers an excellent opportunity to influence the developments at the North School.
Our classroom practice and academic achievement are supported by a wide range of facilities that include a Basketball Academy, excellent sports facilities and clubs, a climbing wall and even a full working farm that has achieved great success at the Kent Show. All these elements contribute towards our safe, positive and varied learning environment that will enable your child to achieve their full potential and enjoy their time with us.
We are also proud to collaborate with the Swale Academies Trust and together we work relentlessly to continually improve the school experience for all our students.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.