Head of Technology, Resistant Materials & Engineering

Paxman Academy, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-136S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Teacher Upper/Main Pay Scale + TLR2b
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 16/05/2022  

Job Description

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PAXMAN ACADEMY

Subject Leader Technology, Resistant Materials and Engineering

Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale/ TLR2b

Start Date: September 2022

The Role

Due to the continuing growth of the school, we are seeking an outstanding individual to monitor and maintain high standards of student attainment and progress within the subject area of Technology and to monitor and support student achievement.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

● Be accountable for student progress and development within the department.

● Be innovative in own teaching and to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others.

● Take a lead in planning collaboratively with colleagues in order to promote effective practice.

● Ensure the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Local Governance Committee and Headteacher.

● Be accountable for leading, managing and developing subjects within the department.

● Effectively manage and deploy teaching/support staff, financial and physical resources within the department to support the designated curriculum portfolio.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

● Qualified Teacher Status

● Ability to teach lessons that challenge, motivate and inspire all students.

● A passion for teaching and making a real difference to young people

● Commitment to safeguarding and child protection.

If you are a dynamic teacher with experience, who would like to work in a supportive and collaborative environment and you feel that you have the enthusiasm and commitment required to join our school, please apply.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Paxman School?

We can offer you:

● A Competitive Salary

● Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

● Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

● Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please applyvia the URL provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l5ee38nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybS58NDF8MjcyNzM4fDF8fEZhbHNlfDIxMjJ8MTQ0MDY5NHww?i=U2%2boJhqvFB8%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 17th May 2022

Interviews will be held during week commencing 16th May 2022

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

Paxman Academy opened in September 2019 and admitted 180 Year 7 students in the first year.

Paxman Academy is committed to providing an ordered, stimulating learning environment in which all students are encouraged to achieve their best. It is determined that all students should be valued through the provision of a broad, relevant, balanced and challenging curriculum that caters for individual needs; this is encouraged within an atmosphere of mutual respect. The Academy recognises its role within the broader community. It is determined to maintain a STEM focus throughout the curriculum and across extended learning opportunities. It identifies learning as a lifelong process and values the contribution made by parents and others to the creation of a partnership. Within this partnership, and through learning opportunities provided, students will develop skills, attitudes and values that prepare them to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.

Paxman Academy embraces the values of The Sigma Trust to ensure that all students will fulfil their potential and transform life chances for all.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
Paxman Avenue, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9DQ
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: pax.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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