Teacher of Design and Technology - Secondary
Purpose of the job:
Are you a passionate and hardworking teacher with high expectations?
Can you inspire highly motivated pupils?
Can you create an exciting, vibrant learning environment that fosters a love for learning and enables all pupils to exceed expectations?
Do you want to develop as an outstanding classroom practitioner?
Do want to work where CPD is a priority and where staff and students feel valued and flourish?
If your answer is 'Yes', then Melior Delta Academy could be the school for you.
Suitable for NQTs.
A dynamic and well qualified Design and Technology Teacher - is required in this high performing Secondary Academy in Scunthorpe. The school follows a strong ethos that every child will achieve and encourage students to take part in all elements of the school. 39% of students in Year 11 gained at least 5 in English and Maths and 62% at 4+ in their 2018 GCSE results, The school has an above average progress 8 score of 0.44.
The school has been recently rebuilt and facilities are excellent, located within easy commuting distance of the main urban areas across the region this is a great place to work. The school invested heavily in all areas of the schools technology departments. Recent refurbishment have included machinery, refurbished workshops, investment in support staff. This has led to an increase in the number of students selecting technology subjects at KS4.
The school are looking to recruit a teacher who will join a well dynamic department who can deliver one of the Technology disciplines to KS3/4. We are looking for a Design Technology teacher who has all the right attributes to make a valid contribution ensuring the students are making the right progress.
In addition we are very keen to hear from teachers who thrive in high achieving school's challenging both themselves and their students to achieve outstanding results.
The Job Role:
- Carrying out the professional duties of a teacher as circumstances may require and in accordance with academy policies, under the direction of the Principal.
- Promoting the achievement of high standards through effecting teaching and learning within subject area(s), preparation, evaluation and action planning.
- Modelling the vision and values of the academy.
- Being part of the team driving the development of the academy to become an ‘outstanding’ academy.
- Receiving and acting on feedback to build on the strengths and improve personal performance within the academy systems.
- Contributing, where appropriate, to implementing policies and practice and to promote collective responsibility for their implementation.
- Taking into account and constantly reviewing academy contextual factors and prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons.
- Working in a cross-curricular way to support subjects across the academy in the use of active learning approaches to enrich curriculum and skills delivery.
- Recognising, promoting and celebrating diversity.
- Internal: students, staff, Academy Advisory Board members, academy council members, parents and any other visitors to the academy.
- External: contractors, suppliers, parents, external agency professionals, other government and local authority staff, other staff from academies and schools.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Supervision and progress of students in allocated classes.
- Supervision of work of any classroom support staff during times they are allocated to classes.
Develop and sustain DEEP LEADERSHIP across the academy through:
- Being accountable for student progression for allocated classes.
- Being responsible for effective classroom management.
- Co-ordinating class work with any classroom assistant support.
- Developing and sustaining knowledge of current educational practices and be responsible for own continuing professional development.
- Evaluating lessons, incorporating students’ views and responses in order to reflect and act on strengths and areas for development.
- Aiding in co-ordinating events and experiences which support the academy to raise standards.
Develop and sustain DEEP LEARNING across the academy through:
- Working to student targets and ensure that progress is tracked through a range of strategies.
- Taking account and reviewing prior attainment when planning and teaching lessons.
- Reflecting on the success of teaching strategies, individual lessons and SoL in meeting the needs of students.
- Applying current guidelines on effective learning and teaching.
- Striving to deliver outstanding lessons.
- Delivering interactive lessons with students.
- Providing good quality assessment using formative and summative methods in conjunction with the academy’s AfL policy.
- Recording test results and ongoing teacher assessments.
Develop and sustain DEEP EXPERIENCE across the academy through:
- Having responsibility for developing and implementing SoL.
- Being responsible for identifying and reporting issues and developing solutions.
- Being responsible for the day to day delivery within the subject area, including assessment and reporting process.
- Developing the use of ICT within the curriculum.
- Adapting lessons and identifying next steps in response to evaluation of student progress.
- Setting effective homework and extension work to encourage and enliven student learning.
- Ensuring differentiation and personalisation of learning for all students.
- Being aware of the KS2 curriculum and the standards of progression and attainment for KS3 students.
- Co-ordinating displays with regards to events, opportunities and work which promote the department/academy.
Develop and sustain DEEP SUPPORT across the academy through:
- Complying with the academy’s Child Safeguarding Procedures and reporting concerns to the Designated Child Protection Officer.
- Taking responsibility for upholding standards of behaviour and classroom management within the classroom and the schools environment.
- Promoting the consistent and fair use of the behaviour policy within the classroom and the academy environment.
- Being the first line of contact for parents and carers concerns with regards to their child’s performance and well-being of your classes.
- Performing the duties of a Vertical Mentor Tutor if required, including the provision of information, advice and guidance for students.
This job description will be reviewed annually and may be subject to amendment or modification at any time after consultation with the postholder. It is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks, but sets out the main expectations of the academy in relation to the postholder’s professional responsibilities and duties. Elements of this job description and changes to it may be agreed at the request of the Principal or the incumbent of the post.
This post is subject to the current conditions of employment for Teachers contained in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.
Postholders will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a Senior Leader to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in the job description.
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Experience and Knowledge
Key: A = Application, I = Interview And Assessment, R = Reference, C = Certificate
- Recent and relevant teaching experience in an appropriate Technology discipline (A/I/R/C)
- Experience of assessment at key stage 3 and 4 (A/I/R)
- A degree in an appropriate discipline related to Technology (C)
- A teaching qualification together with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (A/C)
- A strong and secure subject knowledge in a Technology related discipline (A/I/R)
- Awareness of the strategies available for improving the learning and achievement of all students (A/I/R)
- A good understanding of curriculum developments in the specific subject area (I/R)
- Able to use a range of teaching and learning strategies (A/I/R)
- An understanding of how Assessment for Learning can improve student performance (I/R)
- Confidence in the use of standard computer packages and how these can be used to enhance student learning (A/I/R)
- Able to use student level data to raise standards (A/I/R)
- Able to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team (A/I/R)
- Enthusiasm and creativity in your subject (A/I/R)
- Creative in problem solving together with willingness to take on and try new approaches and ideas (A/I/R)
- Ability to relate to students in a pleasant and sympathetic manner and to recognise potential safeguarding issues (I/R)
- Able to communicate both orally and in writing to students and their parents (A/I/R)
- Proven track record of raising attainment and keeping standards high (A/I/R)
- The post holder will require an enhanced DBS (C)
- Good behavioural management and subject knowledge (A/I/R)
- Strong ICT skills including SMART board or Promethean (A)
- Ability to teach Resistant Materials, Product Design, Hospitality and catering or Graphics to KS4 (A/I/R)
- Ability to deliver Food and nutrition at KS3 (A/I/R)