Head of Design Technology & Innovation, Poole, Dorset Job at Dorset Councils – Poole


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Salary details

Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale depending on experience & TLR

Job term

Full Time

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Zoe Challis

Contact email

[email protected]

Contact telephone

01202 604222

Closing Date

06 January 2022

Post: Head of Design Technology & Innovation

(Ref MAG87)

Permanent Position

April or September 2022 start

Highly competitive salary (MS/UPS & negotiable TLR for experienced candidate)

At Magna Academy we have a team of dedicated people who are all working together to achieve our mission of preparing our students for success in the 21st century. Our academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and was graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in December 2018. We are proud that our outcomes and progress are very strong across the academy.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional candidate to the role of Head of Design Technology & Innovation to join our team at Magna Academy.

This will provide an exciting and challenging opportunity for an ambitious practitioner wishing to further develop their career, lead others and build upon the existing track record of success within our Design Technology Department and make a real impact on further driving up attainment and progress in design Technology education.

We are looking for a highly motivated, outstanding classroom practitioner with a strong presence, who is ambitious for students, their colleagues and the academy. They will be an excellent teacher of design technology, who has a passionate belief in the ability for all to succeed. They will be a conscientious and enthusiastic team player who demonstrates excellent leadership.

The successful candidate will be able to offer engagement, stretch, support and challenge to all students. They will be able to accurately assess the progress and achievement of students, groups and cohorts and provide appropriate provision to ensure progress of all is maximised.

Ultimately, we are looking for a committed leader with an uncompromising belief that all students deserve an outstanding education. They will uphold our inclusive ethos and provide opportunities for all students to progress well.

This role offers the opportunity to lead on whole academy innovation across the wider curriculum, working alongside colleagues from other curriculum areas.

What we offer:
Bespoke support and line management from an experienced Assistant Principal.

Flexible working conditions

Relocation package

Professional progression opportunities

Great students who conduct themselves impeccably

Strong systems and structures meaning students feel safe and secure

Measures to reduce staff workload such as centralised detentions and a sensible feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – we do not have onerous/impossible marking policies

A centralised homework system at KS3

No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop – we believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong ‘develop and excel’ culture

Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources

CPD starts as soon as you are appointed and is ongoing

State of the art facilities and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset

Next steps:
Magna Academy Poole offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career. We would be delighted to show you around our academy in order to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment.

Please contact [email protected] or 01202 604222 to arrange a visit or an informal, confidential discussion about the role.

How to Apply:
Please visit eteach & click on the “fast apply” button to submit an on-line application.

Closing date: Thursday 6th January 2022

Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

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Company: Dorset Councils –

Company Location:  Poole

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