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Brentwood County High School
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JF
Wishes to appoint a
Head of Design Technology
TMS/UPS + TLR 2B Allowance
(£31,350.00 - £42,689.00 + £5,528.00 per annum)
Start date: January or April 2024
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Design Technology Teacher to lead the Design and Technology Department at Brentwood County High. The school has a strong ethos in well-being and creating a sense of belonging for all of our students, with a strong whole-school approach to pupils having a student voice and mental health awareness. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and enthusiastic qualified teacher (holding QTS or equivalent and a relevant degree) to lead our talented and experienced Design Technology department.
The successful candidate will lead and teach Design and Technology. They will be creative, innovative, efficient, and committed to improving outcomes. The ideal candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and lead a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a progressive and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for these vital subjects in our students. The successful candidate will hold QTS.
Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to supporting the right candidates who have a keen interest in progressing. Applications from teachers with the ambition to progress will also be accepted.
Due to increasing student numbers, Brentwood County High School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. Following our "Good" Ofsted rating in June 2022 and several years of excellent student outcomes, demand for places in Year 7 and Year 12 has been rising. In December 2023, we will be excited to open the final stage of our £27 million DFE heritage building project. This will provide new state-of-the-art learning environments - including new science, sporting, technology, and art facilities, whilst also retaining the character of the original school buildings that date back over a century.
BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:
· Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
· Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
· Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education
BCHS is located in the heart of Brentwood, near the town centre, a short distance from the train station, which is 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. The school, which also includes a large sixth form campus and achievements at KS5 have been a key strength at BCHS. Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. BCHS is just over two miles from the M25.
Brentwood County High School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.
What the school can offer:
· Recognition of continuous service
· Automatic enrolment into the Teacher Pension Scheme
· Excellent CPD opportunities
· Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
· The support of an experienced family of schools
· National Conditions of Service
· Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
· Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
· Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance
If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the school or for more information speak to Sophie Neal email@example.com or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.
BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.
If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust (osborne.coop) or Essex School Jobs.
Closing date: Friday 8th December, Midday
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.