Head of Technology, M/UPR plus TLR1a £25,714-£41,604 plus £8,291, Permanent, Closing 30/9/21
Required for January 2022
Kenton School is a vibrant and inclusive secondary school at the heart of the community in which we serve. With just over 1800 students, we are amongst the largest schools in the North East. At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect.
At Kenton we are passionate about providing the very best education possible for young people in our city, our region and nationally and our strong and committed team share our vision of ensuring all our students not only reach their potential but that they are confident, happy and resilient students who treat each other with compassion and respect. With a large, diverse school comes some challenges, and ensuring student achievement in all subject areas stays above national and regional benchmarks is a key priority for us.
As Head of Technology, you would be responsible for leading a team of 6 teachers and 2 part time technicians. Our Technology curriculum starts with KS2 tasks that we deliver through transition lessons with our primary feeder schools through to A Level courses in Post 16. Our KS3 students experience all specialist areas targeting progressive design and make skills through a carousel of Food, Electronics, Resistant Materials and Engineering activities and design briefs. At Key Stage 4 students can choose to study from a range of Level 1&2 qualifications including BTEC Engineering, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicles and Resistant Materials courses. At KS5, we offer Level 3 BTEC Engineering and Hospitality and Catering.
The Technology department is well resourced with an ICT design suite, laser cutters, CNC routers, metal working lathes, fully equipped and working motor vehicle garage and high specification food rooms. We believe in developing life skills through our curriculum and provide the resources and ingredients for all pupils to participate in practical cookery lessons.
If you are the person we are looking for you will be able to demonstrate:
A proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning.
Demonstrable experience in a teaching and learning responsibility role.
An ability to think and act strategically with sensitivity to organisational and wider political priorities to deliver high quality outcomes.
An ability to use data effectively and present views and opinions in discussion which contribute to positive outcomes including the ability to challenge, give feedback and accept feedback constructively.
The ability to effectively manage people, resources and budget.
Ability to demonstrate high expectations and to instill these in others
Ability to promote the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people, an awareness of policies and other guidance on safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people and a commitment to take appropriate action when required.
This is a challenging role, but an exciting one, joining us in a role where you will not only set the direction of how we deliver Technology, but as a member of our middle leadership team, play a key role in shaping the future of the wider school and the community that we serve.
How to Apply: You can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively, you can download and application form from our website at www.kenton.newcastle.sch.uk and selecting Vacancies. Applications can be returned either by email to email@example.com.
Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 30 September 2021
Kenton Schools Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers in our schools to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families.
This post does involve engaging in regulated activity as defined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 and is except from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (as amended 1975, 2013 and 2020).