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Head of Design Technology

Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6FF
Aureus School
Full Time
£28,000 to £43,685
14th December 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
26th January 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1294621

We are looking for an experienced teacher to come and lead the Design Technology department to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum.

Your opportunity

The Head of Design Technology will be responsible for the strategic lead and management of a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. This is a rare leadership opportunity to provide clear, effective guidance to colleagues, developing their teaching practice and maximise standards of student attainment.

The Head of Design Technology will be responsible for the creative curriculum across all Design and Technology remits, in addition to the co-curricular programme of Design Technology such as the Aureus Bake Off, Eco Fashion Week, The Great Aureus Sewing Bee and The Aureus Design Awards. An inspiring leader, technically knowledgeable with a passion for promoting and delivering the school-wide participation in Design and Technology that is a hallmark of an excellent DT Department. In this crucial role, the Head of DT will be able to create a new team of Food, Woodwork, Electronic and Textiles teachers and promote active involvement from the School’s classroom teaching staff in DT activities and events. Strong communication skills will be essential as the post-holder seeks to develop the interest and involvement of students, parents and colleagues in the ever-evolving Design culture of this new school.

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art 11-16 co-educational comprehensive school that opened in Didcot in 2017. We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new technology using the latest equipment enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. We are committed to providing an enhancing education where all students achieve academic success. Our inspirational and challenging curriculum allows all abilities to flourish with self-confidence to thrive. We are committed to helping every student with SEND to access a high quality education which meets their ability, interests and aspirations and which enables them to enjoy success in their learning.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive Teachers Pension Scheme

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Career pathways and talent management

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Salary: £28,000 to £43,685 (MPS / UPS) plus TLR 1.2 (£11,719)

Interview date: to be arranged at mutual convenient for the candidate and school.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy at anytime so early applications are recommended.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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