• joannejackowiak

Head of Technology, M/UPR plus TLR1a: £25,714 to £41,604 plus £8,291 pa, Full time, Closing 10/5/21

Updated: May 4

Required for September 2021, Permanent


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. 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.


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.


Click here to download Candidate Information Pack


How to Apply: You can apply through the TES website by clicking on the Quick Apply link. Alternatively, you can download and application pack from our website at www.kenton.newcastle.sch.uk and selecting Vacancies. Applications can be returned either by email to human.resources@kenton.newcastle.sch.uk.


Closing date: 12.00 Noon on 10 May 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.

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