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Head of Design and Technology

Job Description

Dunbar Education are currently working with an Ofsted rated Good boys school who are now seeking a Head of Design and Technology to join their team from September. If this could be of interest, please see below for further details;

Location: Islington

Ofsted: Good

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c

Contract: Permanent, full time

Start Date: September

About the school

This is a high performing Roman Catholic Boys secondary school with a Mixed Sixth Form in the Borough of Islington. It has provided the local community with over 140 years of high-quality education. The College is on a journey to Outstanding having received a "Good" Section 5 OFSTED report in June 2022. It is a highly regarded school in the local community, based in a vibrant location in North London with excellent transport links.

It is a friendly and supportive school community with a focus on excellence and high expectations of all. Staff development is a priority on their journey to Outstanding. They are now looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Head of Department, Design & Technology to help deliver outstanding educational opportunities and outstanding outcomes for all of their pupils. Results in Design & Technology are very strong at GCSE.

They offer:

  • The opportunity to teach enthusiastic, motivated and respectful students
  • Supportive, hardworking Governors and colleagues who care passionately about our school and the local community
  • Future career development and a well-structured CPD programme

Experience of:

  • Data analysis and target setting
  • Experience of working with others to develop teaching and learning innovations
  • Successful, recent teaching experience in a secondary school
  • Proven record of raising standards at all ability levels
  • Experience of teaching subject to A level standard

Additional areas of responsibility:

  • Contribute significantly to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school's policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school's Catholic ethos and vision.
  • Have extensive knowledge of their subjects/curriculum areas, related pedagogy and assessment
  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • Make a distinctive contribution to the raising of pupil standards
  • Put strategies in place to secure target grades for all pupils at KS4 & KS5
  • Take advantage of appropriate opportunities for professional development and use the outcomes effectively to improve pupils' learning
  • Lead on teaching and learning, pedagogy and curriculum initiatives in a subject or year group
  • Provide pastoral care as required and being aware of mental health and wellbeing needs
  • Provide advice, coaching and mentoring to other teachers in order to help them develop and meet the relevant standards

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