Job Title: Deputy Head of Technology
Contract Length: Permanent
Contract Type: Full time
Salary: UPS/MPS + OLW+TLR 2a
School: The Heathland School
Accountable to: Head of Department
About the role
Starting in April 2023, the role would suit a dynamic and experienced Resistant Materials and Product Design teacher looking for the perfect opportunity to develop your career looking to join a supportive and well established department.
There are 2 purpose built workshops plus a designated computer room with Laser Cutter and 3D Printer, 2 Food Technology rooms and 2 Textiles rooms. You will work alongside 6 highly experienced teachers and 2 Technicians, all willing to share resources and work collaboratively.
Throughout Key Stage 3 and GCSE we aim to deliver the curriculum in a progressive spiral sequence to build on students’ knowledge and understanding year upon year. The curriculum is based on a wide range of creative activities that develop skills in research, observation and creativity. Students are encouraged to form cross curricular links with other subjects such as Art, Science and Maths to develop a more creative and innovative approach to designing.
The core purpose of this post is to commit to excellence at The Heathland School. Central to our mission statement is our firm belief that students learn best within a secure, well-disciplined learning environment that provides a broad and balanced curriculum. We challenge our students to become ambitious learners who strive for excellence and the highest levels of achievement across all school life.
To support the Head of Department in leading and developing curriculum provision in order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are maintained in accordance with the aims and policies of the school
To lead curriculum development and manage staff and resources within Resistant Materials
This post is important to the subject outcomes of our pupils and their continuing success. Teachers are the driving force behind subject development and hence, impact widely on the academic outcomes of the School. The successful candidate will be line managed by the Head of Department.
Teachers must reflect and be positive thinkers and be able to identify methods in which teaching and learning can be enhanced, across all phases. It is expected that the successful candidate will consistently plan and deliver lessons to an expected standard within the department.
We are looking for an innovative and forward–looking individual who can inspire students and contribute fully to building confidence, encouraging pupils to come out of their comfort zone, academic rigour and a curiosity for this subject.
Our staff are important to us. We know that without great staff, our children will not be as successful. Therefore, professional development is key to our success, we grow, develop and nurture our staff. We have a wide variety of in house and external professional learning and development.