Start Date: Monday 5th February 2018
Closing Date: Monday 26th February 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 2 March
Salary: MPS/ UPS (0.8 fte)
Contract Type: Maternity Cover

Job Advert

Maternity Cover required from May 2018

We are looking to appoint an inspiring teacher to join our Technology Team. Initially to cover maternity leave the job could become permanent from September 2018 for a suitable candidate. The post will involve the teaching of at least two Technology disciplines (including Food & Nutrition) to age ranges personalised to the strengths of the individual teacher. Therefore we are looking to employ a highly qualified teacher of any Technology discipline with a record of delivering high quality lessons with excellent student outcomes.

In September 2015 the school moved into an amazing new building. Technology is taught in modern facilities by a fantastic, supportive and experienced team. Standards are high with high levels of student motivation and excellent attitudes to learning and the post offers an outstanding opportunity to colleagues at any stage in their career.

Job Description

Job Title:                             Main Scale Teacher - Technology

Responsible to:                Head of Technology


  • To plan, develop and deliver high quality lessons and courses within the broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated subject curriculum using a variety of approaches, to continually enhance teaching and learning.
  • To monitor student progress, keeping student records that include assessment outcomes and targets set at regular intervals in line with school policy, to enable all students to achieve their full potential.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people.


Teaching and Learning

  1. Manage student learning through effective teaching in accordance with the department’s schemes of work and policies.
  2. Ensure continuity, progression and cohesiveness in all teaching.
  3. Use a variety of methods and approaches to match curricular objectives and the range of student needs, and ensure equal opportunity for all pupils.
  4. Set homework regularly, to consolidate and extend learning and encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.
  5. Work with Learning Support Staff (including prior discussion and joint planning) in order to benefit from their specialist knowledge and to maximise their effectiveness within lessons.
  6. Support individual learning, including students on the subject gifted and talented register, by planning work with appropriate challenge and monitoring and reviewing student outcomes regularly.
  7. Work within the Assessment for Learning Strategy, using clear and precise learning objectives and defining criteria for success for each lesson.
  8. Work effectively as a member of the Department team to improve the quality of teaching and learning, by contributing to the Department Improvement Plan and implementing and monitoring change.
  9. Implement new initiatives, school, local or national, by adapting classroom procedures accordingly, monitoring progress and reflecting on pedagogical outcomes.
  10. Set high expectations for all pupils, to deepen their knowledge and understanding and to maximise their achievement.
  11. Ensure that the learning environment supports high quality outcomes.
  12. Manage behaviour in line with the school expectations for learning policy.

Monitoring, Assessment, Recording, Reporting, and Accountability

  1. Be immediately responsible for the processes of identification, assessment, recording and reporting for the students in their charge.
  2. Track student progress, monitoring achievement against targets set, and take appropriate action on student outcomes.
  3. Assess students’ work systematically and use the results to inform future planning, teaching and curricular development.
  4. Contribute towards the implementation of IEPs as detailed in the current Code Of Practice particularly the planning and recording of appropriate actions and outcomes related to set targets.
  5. Be familiar with statutory assessment and reporting procedures and prepare and present informative, helpful and accurate reports to parents.
  6. Keep an accurate register of students for each lesson.  Unexplained absences or patterns of absence should be reported immediately in accordance with the School policy.

Subject Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum programmes of study, level descriptors and specifications for examination courses.
  2. Keep up-to-date with research and developments in pedagogy in the subject area.
  3. Contribute to the effective use of subject resources, including evaluation of new materials and equipment.
  4. Keep up-to-date with technological change and the use of technology to enhance delivery, and student access, to the subject.

Professional Standards and Development

  1. Be a role model to students through personal presentation and professional conduct.
  2. Arrive in class, on or before the start of the lesson, and begin and end lessons on time.
  3. Cover for absent colleagues as is reasonable, fair and equitable.
  4. Be familiar with the School and Department handbooks and Departmental Portfolio contents and support all the School’s policies, e.g. those on Health and Safety, Citizenship, Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.
  5. Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and associate staff.
  6. Be involved in extra-curricular activities where appropriate such as making a contribution to after-school clubs and visits.
  7. Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of teachers’ professional duties as set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions.
  8. Liaise effectively with parent/carers and with other agencies with responsibility for students’ education and welfare.
  9. Be aware of the role of the Governing Body of the School and support it in performing its duties.
  10. Be familiar with and implement the relevant requirements of the current SEN Code of Practice, DDA and Access to Work.

Health and Safety

  1. Be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.
  2. Co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety and Welfare.

Continuing Professional Development

1.            In conjunction with the Line Manager, take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up-to-date with research and developments in teaching pedagogy and changes in the School curriculum, which may lead to improvements in teaching and learning.

2.            Undertake any necessary professional development as identified in the School Improvement Plan taking full advantage of any relevant training and development available.

3.            Implement and develop pedagogic procedures introduced through school, local or government initiatives.

            4.            Implement the use of new technologies that enhance teaching and learning.

5.            Participate in leadership, peer and self monitoring and evaluation schemes, responding to, and acting upon, advice and guidance received.

6.            Carry out reflective practice exercises to move classroom practice, teaching and learning, forward.

7.            Use ‘gained time’ by revising teaching, learning and curriculum materials in readiness for new academic year; participate in collaborative planning sessions; provide additional student support or any activity directed by the Headteacher.

8.            Maintain a professional portfolio of evidence and learning log to support the Performance Management process - evaluating and improving own practice.

9.            Contribute to departmental development by sharing professional learning, expertise and skills with others in the team, through departmental training activities such as coaching and mentoring.


Undertake any duties reasonably requested by the Headteacher

Person Specification




Education & Qualifications

Education to degree or equivalent level

Teaching qualification

Certification necessary, specific to subjects taught.

Further study or training in relevant subject area

Further qualification in leadership and management

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Excellent subject knowledge and understanding of learning in the secondary phase up to Key Stage 4

Up to date knowledge of curriculum and assessment developments

Up to date knowledge of technology curriculum developments

Ability to analyse assessment data

ICT competency

Successful teaching experience up to A Level/ Level 3 standard

Personal and Professional skills

Positive attitude towards change

The ability to plan and prioritise

The ability to motivate and enthuse students

Good communication skills, both written and oral

Good interpersonal skills

Good negotiating skills and the ability to diffuse situations

Willingness to take part in school trips and exchanges

A sense of humour

Relevant Experience

Recent teaching experience  and evidence of successful outcomes

Recent successful teaching experience in a mixed comprehensive setting

Additional Requirements

Commitment to continuous improvement

Flexible approach

Able to work independently and as part of a team

Approachable and sensitive to the needs of others

Ability to plan collaboratively and share resources and ideas

Openness and willingness to address and discuss relevant issues

Self-motivating and resilient

Good organisation and the ability to work under pressure

Excellent record of attendance

First Aid certification