Head of Technology/Teacher of Technology

New Rickstones Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC8816905-222 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: Main Pay Range/Upper Pay Range + TLR up to 2c
Position Start Date: 02/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: to be advised  

Job Description

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Main Pay Range/Upper Pay Range + TLR up to 2c available for the right candidate / experience

Permanent, Full Time

September 2022 Start

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join our rapidly growing, successful school. We pride ourselves on positive relationships based on mutual respect and demand nothing but the best when it comes to aspirations, outcomes and behaviour.

New Rickstones Academy is graded 'Good' (May 2018) and has a state of the art building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff. A new building, due for competition in September 2022 will provide additional technology, science, IT and general teaching rooms, needed for our increasing cohort. From September our PAN increases from 180 to 240 and we are now oversubscribed.

We are looking for a either an outstandingTeacher of Technology or aHead ofTechnology tolead, manage and develop the department, maximising student achievement and progress. The successfulcandidate will lead the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies in the department.

If this advert, our website, and the job description sound of interest to you, please don't hesitate to contact us to find out more. Please contact Simon Gibbs Head of School for an informal discussion or to arrange a tour - sgibbs@newrickstonesacademy.org.

This post is to commence September 2022.

Closing date: 22nd May 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today and join us to help create an excellent education for all.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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AET is recruiting for Teacher Training placements. Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetschools.org/itt/ for further details.

Information about the School

Message from Damian Lee, Head of Academy

This is an exciting time to be joining the Academy. We have built on the success of our Good OFSTED rating last year and have seen great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning throughout all areas of the school. This was confirmed in 2019 by our best ever results with English and Maths securing 76% of their students a grade 4 or above, making us one of the most improved schools in the country.

Over the last 4 years the academy has seen a huge increase in student numbers with number of students on roll more than doubling. Staff numbers have also increased and the academy is proud to boast high staff retention rates. Staff development is a priority with an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program to further develop our excellent staff.

If you are looking at roles at New Rickstones Academy I would strongly encourage you to arrange a visit to see the academy for yourself.

Staff benefits include: BHSF Cash Health Plan Network Benefits (discounts at high street and online retailers) Pension Scheme (Local Government / Teachers Pensions) Discounted membership at local leisure centres/gyms Modern, state of the art building with fantastic facilities Restaurant (catering by CucinA) Free tea and coffee Free car parking

As an Investors in People organisation staff development is a high priority and we offer a flexible professional development programme for both teaching staff and support staff. Development is available for teachers at all stages of their career including teacher training (through School Direct), NQT and RQT annual programmes. An ITT/NQT lead ensures trainees are fully supported and mentored throughout their training year and NQT/RQT years.

Our Trust

We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust, a national network of over 60 primary, special and secondary academies. We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring.

AET is an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA), delivering a wide range of apprenticeship programmes. For more information click here.

To find out more about about AET please visit https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/home.

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

HR Department
Conrad Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 2SD
Telephone: 01376 515 756
Email: hr@newrickstonesacademy.org

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